2006 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Weeklies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Arts & Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions1stMetro Santa CruzMay 3 and 17, 2006 A&E Issues
Arts & Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions2ndThe Santa Barbara IndependentMay 11 and 25, 2006 A&E Issues
Best WebsiteDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weeklywww.paloaltoonline.com
Best WebsiteDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndIndependent (Huntington Beach)www.hbindependent.com
Best WebsiteDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)www.coastlinepilot.com
Best WebsiteDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Press-Tribune (Roseville)www.rosevillept.com
Best WebsiteDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Reviewwww.hmbreview.com
Best WebsiteDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndAmador Ledger Dispatch (Jackson)www.ledger-dispatch.com
Best WebsiteDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Mountain Enterprise (Frazier Park)www.mountainenterprise.com
Best WebsiteDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndOjai Valley Newswww.ojaivalleynews.com
Breaking News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThousand Oaks AcornJan HendryThey're No. 1
Breaking News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndChampion (Chino/Chino Hills)Josh ThompsonExplosion, fire burn 3-year-old
Breaking News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-TimesGeorge SakkestadDeep
Breaking News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSonoma Valley SunRebecca GosselinNew Year's Flood
Breaking News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stAdvocate-News (Fort Bragg)Tony ReedWoman covers face from smoke
Breaking News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewLeigh Ann MazeMan rescue from Cliffside
Breaking News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Selma EnterpriseJoseph HollakAmerican Legion Flag Exchange
Breaking News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndOjai Valley NewsChris CantleMan arrested after pursuit
Business / Financial StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stGood Times (Santa Cruz)Wave Goodbye
Business / Financial StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewHas the bubble burst?
Business / Financial StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Jose Business JournalClose ties, bad timing
Business / Financial StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndPleasanton WeeklyFuture Prosperity
Business / Financial StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierThe ebb and flow of river industry
Business / Financial StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndEast Bay Business Times (Pleasanton)Grape excess
Business / Financial StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes LightPark Service to close historic oyster farm
Business / Financial StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)Born to be a Farmer
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPacific Sun (San Rafael)Matthew Stafford
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNorth Bay Bohemian (Santa Rosa)Peter Byrne
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stMountain View VoiceDon Frances
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Jose Business JournalDiana Diamond
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Bay News (Morrow Bay)Neil Farrell
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewClay Lambert
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMt. Shasta HeraldRob McCallum
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndOjai Valley NewsBret Bradigan
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stBerkeley Daily PlanetJustin DeFreitasMouse trap
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown NewsDoug DavisTribune Surgeons
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stSt. Helena StarJoan MartensSt. Helena Traffic Meeting
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndEast Bay Business Times (Pleasanton)Chris StrachPelosi & the house
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stLos Angeles Downtown NewsSue Laris and Jon Regardie9/25/06 Editorial
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Montclarion (Oakland)Jon Kawamoto10/27/06 Editorial
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business TimesJim Gardner12/8-14/06 Editorial
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Jose Business JournalNorm Beil9/29/06 Editorial
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stLos Angeles Garment & CitizenJerry Sullivan12/1-7/06 Editorial
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Clovis IndependentP.J. Lippert2/17-23/06 Editorial
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena StarDoug Ernst3/30/06 Editorial
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Willits NewsDan McKee8/30/06 Editorial
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewDecember 7 and 28, 2006 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown NewsDecember 11 and 18, 2006 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Sonoma Index-TribuneDecember 8 and 15, 2006 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndLos Altos Town CrierDecember 6 and 27, 2006 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewDecember 6 and 13, 2006 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierDecember 13 and 27, 2006 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesDecember 15-18 and 26-27, 2006 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Weekly CalistoganDecember 14 and 28, 2006 Editorial Pages
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyGlobal Warming/Green Energy
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLamorinda SunPower down, keep clean, green
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)How Green is my Plastic?
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)Peter and the Fuel Cell
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stAdvocate-News (Fort Bragg)Trashing The Coast
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewGo Green
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Mountain Enterprise (Frazier Park)Frazier Park Estates Development
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Windsor TimesMulti-million dollar marijuana raids
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPacific Sun (San Rafael)Robert VenteLives in suspension
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndAlameda JournalSherry LavarsWinter's Palette
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSaratoga NewsGeorge SakkestadSpecial Guest
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBurbank LeaderDan WatsonBubble show
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe PiedmonterSherry LavarsA good swinging time
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewLeigh Ann MazeGhostly shadow
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Selma EnterpriseJoseph HollakA prom with grace
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes LightMeghan GillissChicken slaughter
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewDirty Secrets
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewLocal faces of AIDS
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Almanac (Menlo Park)How's the water?
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndAlmaden ResidentLove and War
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewUp in the air for earth
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndCalaveras Enterprise (San Andreas)Found
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes LightFather evicts son who opposes land deal
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndColfax RecordGay residents ask for equal treatment
Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyUtilities Scandal
Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndThe Almanac (Menlo Park)Building Boom
Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stHalf Moon Bay ReviewHalf Moon Bay Fire Protection District
Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndBig Bear GrizzlyBrown Act
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division A: 25,001 & over1stThe Montclarion (Oakland)December 8 and 29, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division A: 25,001 & over2ndAlameda JournalDecember 8 and 22, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Sonoma Index-TribuneDecember 8 and 12, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley VoiceDecember 8 and 15, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe PiedmonterDecember 15 and 29, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewDecember 6 and 20, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division D: 4,300 & under1stTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)December 6 and 13, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesDecember 22 and 29, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Tabloid)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stSan Francisco Business TimesDecember 8-14 and 22-28, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Tabloid)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSan Jose Business JournalDecember 22 and 29, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Tabloid)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stEast Bay Business Times (Pleasanton)December 1 and 15, 2006 Front Page issues
Front Page (Tabloid)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndThe CambrianDecember 7 and 14, 2006 Front Page issues
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stGood Times (Santa Cruz)December 7, 14 and 21, 2006 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndVida en el Valle (Fresno)December 13, 20 and 27, 2006 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Almanac (Menlo Park)December 6, 13 and 20, 2006 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)December 8, 15 and 22, 2006 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stNovato AdvanceDecember 6, 13 and 20, 2006 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierDecember 6, 13 and 20, 2006 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena StarDecember 14, 21 and 28, 2006 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)December 6, 8 and 13, 2006 Issues
Illustration / InfographicAll Divisions1stSacramento News & ReviewLocal Artists and Poets against the war
Illustration / InfographicAll Divisions2ndMore San Pedro (Torrance)What lies below western
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay GuardianThe Scumlords
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndVida en el Valle (Fresno)En la Frontera/On The Border
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Weekend Pinnacle (Hollister)A family failed
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)On Different Tracks
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierTackling the Monster
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndNovato AdvanceTurmoil at San Marin High
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)Iraq: Through the young eyes of a marine marksman
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndLemoore AdvanceLooking into the eyes of meth
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stThe Sonoma Index-TribuneApril 14 and 28, 2006 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSonoma Valley SunApril 13 and 27, 2006 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stSt. Helena StarApril 20 and 27, 2006 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndNovato AdvanceApril 19 and 26, 2006 Lifestyle sections
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)Un dia de inmigrantes
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndChico News & ReviewEnloe Newslines
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Sonoma Index-TribunePriest Ochoa
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Sonoma Index-TribuneStorms
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewBreaking News Series: Devils Slide
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierDan JohnsonHardware store will be rebuilt
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes LightNew Year's Eve Flood
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesPatterson case
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Division B: 11,001 - 25,0001stBurbank LeaderNovember 8 and 11, 2006 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Division B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBrentwood NewsNovember 10 and 24, 2006 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Division C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewNovember 1 and 8, 2006 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Division C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Clovis IndependentNovember 10 and 17, 2006 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Division D: 4,300 & under1stLos Banos EnterpriseNovember 3 and 10, 2006 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Division D: 4,300 & under2ndTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)November 3 and 8, 2006 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design (Tabloid)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)November 8 and 15, 2006 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design (Tabloid)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Business TimesNovember 17-23 and 24-30, 2006 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design (Tabloid)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stEast Bay Business Times (Pleasanton)November 10 and 17, 2006 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design (Tabloid)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndTahoe WorldNovember 1-6 and 8-14, 2006 Newspaper issues
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyHarvesting Dreams
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSunnyvale SunTouching Lives
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-TimesInventive Genius
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndLos Gatos Weekly-TimesFour Alarms
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stTahoe WorldThe way of the Cowboy
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewAt the Beach
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Willits NewsThe Long Walk
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesMarvelous Mushroom Mardi Gras
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stLos Angeles Downtown NewsSkid Row and Street Sleeping in the Spotlight
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPasadena WeeklyThrowaway Kids
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Almanac (Menlo Park)How public is the process?
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndCulver City NewsSave the Grass
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stBig Bear GrizzlyDoves Hands
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndAzusa Herald HighlanderFinding places for these faces
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stColfax RecordDrinking problem hits you
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Mountain Enterprise (Frazier Park)Paramedic-Ambulance Services
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly2007 Edition: Our Neighborhoods
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPacific Sun (San Rafael)The Death Issue
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Jose Business JournalEmerging Technologies 2006
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Sonoma Index-TribuneThe Sonoma Valley Almanac 2006-2007
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stAdvocate-News (Fort Bragg)Mendocino Coast Visitor Guide
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndEast Bay Business Times (Pleasanton)Innovations
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Healdsburg TribuneThe Harvest Edition
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes LightThe New Light: One Year Retrospective
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)October 11 and 25, 2006 Sports Issues
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyOctober 6 and 20, 2006 Sports Issues
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Press-Tribune (Roseville)October 14 and 21, 2006 Sports Issues
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndLos Gatos Weekly-TimesOctober 18 and 25, 2006 Sports Issues
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stCalaveras Enterprise (San Andreas)October 13 and 27, 2006 Sports Issues
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewOctober 4 and 25, 2006 Sports Issues
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesOctober 3 and 10, 2006 Sports Issues
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndLos Banos EnterpriseOctober 13 and 27, 2006 Sports Issues
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)Daniel CasarezLas Chivas Del Norte
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndIndependent (Huntington Beach)Mark DustinHunter White holds onto the football
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Journal (El Cerrito)Gregory Urquiaga3rd Base slide
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndPalos Verdes Peninsula NewsTom UnderhillTennis player Cait Bartlett
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis IndependentDean SlagelFacing off
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndBig Bear GrizzlyKathy PortieShawn Sutherland pleads case with umpire
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesChris RileyLive Oak Holds Off Palma
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Selma EnterpriseJoseph HollakSecond is Sweet
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Santa Barbara IndependentRiders on the Storm
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyCraig WentzA good ride for Palo Alto
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCupertino CourierRock Stars
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Jose Business JournalPlaying Hard at Playing Polo
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis IndependentSandlot Slugger
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Clovis IndependentRace to Victory
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesAllmendinger
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndLos Banos EnterpriseNod to Sod
WritingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewJamie O'NeillLast call for alcohol
WritingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Santa Barbara IndependentMatt KettmannThe Lord Hath No Mercy
WritingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Press-Tribune (Roseville)Nathan Donato-WeinsteinGuaranteed to satisfy
WritingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSanta Maria SunKirsten FlaggHomelessness hits home
WritingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewClay LambertBringing Johnnie Home
WritingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Business Journal (Fresno)Gabriel DillardProfile: Erwin Lehmann
WritingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes LightAshley HarrellNot enough nude protesters...
WritingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTwin City Times (Riverdale)Joe ProudmanUganda