2008 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Weeklies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Arts & EntertainmentAll Divisions1stMetro Silicon ValleyMay 16 & 30
Arts & EntertainmentAll Divisions2ndSacramento News & ReviewMay 10 & 17
Breaking News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Simi Valley AcornMichael Coons
Breaking News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe IndependentPaul Wellman
Breaking News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPalos Verdes Peninsula NewsTom Underhill
Breaking News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSonoma Index-TribuneRobbi Pengelly
Breaking News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stNovato AdvanceSheila Masson
Breaking News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndMariposa GazetteRD Tucker
Breaking News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stOjai Valley NewsRob Clement
Breaking News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTahoe Mountain NewsTaylor Flynn
Business / Financial StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewRichard EkBreaking the bank
Business / Financial StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewCosmo GarvinBlow up the mall
Business / Financial StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast JournalHank SimsHumboldt at war
Business / Financial StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Francisco Business TimesLizette WilsonCash pours into clean tech
Business / Financial StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewClay LambertDealing with recession
Business / Financial StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndEast Bay Business TimesMavis ScanlonMortuary monopoly
Business / Financial StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Kingsburg RecorderAmy FlenenEntrepreneurs turn doody into dollars with dog scoopers
Business / Financial StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Windsor TimesMatthew HallDowntown Windsor: BID or Bust?
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPacific SunMatthew StaffordOct 19-25, Jun 1-7
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Garment & CitizenJerry SullivanFeb 22-28, Mar 21-27
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stMountain DemocratWendy SchultzSep 6, Mar 6
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndLos Gatos Weekly TimesDick SparrerMar 20, Dec 11
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Business JournalTracie ConeFeb 15, 29
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndAmador Ledger DispatchRaheem HosseiniFeb 19, May 9
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesBob MitchellDec 7, Jan 29
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSanger HeraldDick SheppardOct 11, Dec 20
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewJohn KlossHome by Christmas
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown NewsDoug DavisThere will be Zell
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stPetaluma Argus-CourierSteve RustadWater police
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndTahoe Mountain NewsPhil WolfFire aftermath
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewRobert Speer & Evan TuchinskySend 'em to the principal's office
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Simi Valley AcornKyle JorreyWhen you can't find a reason why
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Campbell ReporterMoryt MiloHome Depot needs to behave like a good neighbor
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View VoiceDon Francis & Daniel DeBoltGoogle's wall of silence
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewClay LambertFireworks shenanigans continue even a Legion heroes soldier on
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndBurbank LeaderEditorial BoardCurfew is necessary
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSanta Ynez Valley NewsTom Bolton & John LankfordClevenger's firing needs an explanation
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndHollister Free LanceKollin KosmickiGere had to go because he lost community's trust
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewJan 3 & 31, 2008
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown NewsJan 21 & 28, 2008
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe AlmanacJan 23 & 30, 2008
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley Daily PlanetJan 15 & 29, 2008
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewJan 16 & 30, 2008
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierJan 23 & 30, 2008
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena StarJan 17 & 24, 2008
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesJan 22 & 25, 2008
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stGood Times WeeklyAmanda MartinezMessage in a bottle: plastic ocean
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklySue DremannPalo Alto high and dry?
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe AlmanacDavid BoyceWhich grass is greener?
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe AlmanacDavid BoyceSecond life
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stAdvocate-NewsFrank Hartzell (Wave study)PG&E for wave power study off Fort Bragg coast
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewNick Casey (Squid)Savage things'
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTahoe Mountain NewsTaylor FlynnCellular meltdown
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndOjai Valley NewsDaryl Kelley (Quagga mussels)Invader threatens Casitas
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe IndependentPaul Welman
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe IndependentPaul Welman
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stAlmaden ResidentVicki Thompson
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBrentwood NewsKristopher Skinner
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stBurbank LeaderTammy Abbott
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndBurbank LeaderTammy Abbott
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stWinters ExpressRory Linton
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesLora Schraft
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyHelping Henry
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyDogs unleashed
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast JournalRock and a hard place
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNorth Coast JournalPeople of the crab
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stAmador Ledger DispatchThe cowboy life
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndMariposa GazetteThe world according to Bubba
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stOjai Valley NewsRags to Rico
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Kingsburg Recordertil death do us part
Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewSmoked out!
Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyAssistant City Manager suspended
Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stSacramento Valley MirrorSuing for Transparency
Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndPoint Reyes LightDrakes Bay oyster company
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el ValleJan 16 & 23
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMontclarionJan 11 & 18
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCoastline PilotJan 18 & 25
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndAlameda JournalJan 18 & 25
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierJan 23 & 30
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Clovis IndependentJan 11 & 25
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTimes-Press-RecorderJan 2 & 9
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSt. Helena StarJan 24 & 31
Front Page - TabloidAll Divisions1stSan Francisco Business TimesJan 4 & 25
Front Page - TabloidAll Divisions2ndMountain View VoiceJan 11 & 25
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & Review
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay Guardian
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View Voice
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-Courier
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill Times
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndLos Banos Enterprise
General News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Simi Valley AcornIris Smoot
General News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyMarjan Sadoughi
General News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSonoma Index-TribuneRobbi Pengelly
General News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain DemocratKrysten Kellum
General News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stBurbank LeaderAlex Collins
General News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewLeigh Ann Maze
General News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSonoma West Times & NewsGeorge Snyder
General News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTimes-Press-RecorderBryan Walton
Illustration / InfographicAll Divisions1stHalf Moon Bay ReviewOctober Magazine cover
Illustration / InfographicAll Divisions2ndPasadena WeeklyRoses are Red
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe IndependentEthan StewartEmerald Dreams and smokey realities
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay GuardianSarah PhelanDanger, the corporation that ate San Francisco
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast JournalHank SimsCampbell's account
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNorth Coast JournalHelen SandersonPrescription for trouble
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewNick CaseyFeeling the pinch
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndEast Bay Business TimesMavis ScanlonRed star project in jeopardy
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSacramento Valley MirrorTim Crews (Why is Willie in jail?)Another ill man kept in county jail
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesSerdar Tumgoren (Tow Troubles)Hundreds on the hook
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stThe AlmanacSep 12 & 26
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndThe Weekend PinnacleSep 7 & 21
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stHalf Moon Bay ReviewSep 12 & 26
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndPetaluma Argus-CourierSep 12 & 19
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyWalgreens fire
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe IndependentDowntown rumble
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Malibu TimesMalibu goes up in flames again
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley VoiceCity presses Marines to close office
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewOne of the worst ever
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierWoman rescued from apartment fire dies
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTahoe Mountain NewsA Tahoe tragedy
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes LightRicky Teague dies in accident
Local News CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyApril 25 & 27 2007
Local News CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMontclarionNeighbors object to charter school, COVA
Local News CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast JournalUpward bound no more
Local News CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain DemocratJudge resentences Karis to death
Local News CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stRancho Santa Fe RecordSaving Rancho Santa Fe
Local News CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewAir Force says it intended to treat storm water
Local News CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesA hellish inferno at Coe Park
Local News CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSonoma West Times & NewsJesse Hamilton's tragic encounter
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMontclarionDec 21 & 28
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndVida en el ValleDec 19 & 26
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCoastline PilotDec 7 & 14
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSonoma Index-TribuneDec 11 & 14
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stBurbank LeaderDec 5 & 8-9
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewDec 5 & 12
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under1stLos Banos EnterpriseDec 25 & 28
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTimes-Press-RecorderDec 19 & 21
Page Layout & Design - TabloidAll Divisions1stNorth Coast JournalDec 13 & 20
Page Layout & Design - TabloidAll Divisions2ndSan Francisco Business TimesDec 21 & 28
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMetro Silicon ValleyLove at Lido
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto Weekly24 Hours
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stBrentwood NewsThat's Incredible
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Weekend PinnacleThe art of tradition
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewThe floating neighborhood of Pillar Point
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndWest San Jose ResidentLost and found
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTahoe Mountain NewsJourney of fire
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesHometown Rivals
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewChico's budget crisis
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewKyoto: 10 years later
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPleasanton WeeklyHoliday fund
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Weekend PinnacleGive me shelter/A place to call home
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Business Journal1,011 acres-zero organic
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndAdvocate-NewsFood bank season of sharing
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes LightDebate over Drakes Bay
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesTimes begins leadership accountability
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over1stLos Angeles Downtown News80 in '08
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay GuardianThe privatization of San Francisco
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business TimesSan Francisco Structures
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndGlobe Newspaper GroupBlack History Month
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stEast Bay Business TimesGreen Business 2007
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierMissing
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSonoma West Times & NewsHarvest
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Healdsburg TribuneCelebrate Healdsburg 150
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el ValleNov 7 & 21
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyNov 14 & 21
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Weekend PinnacleNov 9 & 23
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSaratoga NewsNov 13 & 20
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis IndependentNov 2 & 23
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewNov 7 & 21
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Weekly CalistoganNov 1 & 15
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSt. Helena StarNov 15 & 22
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Camarillo AcornJann Hendry
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe AcornJann Hendry
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPalos Verdes Peninsula NewsTom Underhill
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndPalos Verdes Peninsula NewsTom Underhill
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis IndependentDean Slagel
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndBurbank LeaderAlex Collins
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River BulletinShannon Morrow
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesChris Riley
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF WeeklyRon RussellBenched
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndGood Times WeeklyChris MagyarStrong
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stHuntington Beach IndependentJosh AdenMoxie on wheels
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndLos Altos Town CrierPete BorelloRacing with a passion
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis IndependentDavid WitteBack in the swing of things
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewLewis RutherfurdVertical Tai Chi
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesLife in the crosshairs
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndOakdale LeaderCraig MachoInjured bull rider loves lure of rodeo
WritingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewA ditch runs through it
WritingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewA mother's Prayer
WritingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast JournalThe no-so-peaceful atom
WritingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndHuntington Beach IndependentSurvivors not forgotten
WritingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewTraveling a violent road
WritingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Business JournalBelles on wheels
WritingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena StarJohn LindblomNot many guys come out alive
WritingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesDavid comes home