2009 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Weeklies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Arts & EntertainmentAll Divisions1stMetro (San Jose)
Arts & EntertainmentAll Divisions2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Best WebsiteDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Best WebsiteDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Santa Barbara Independent
Best WebsiteDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPleasanton Weekly
Best WebsiteDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndLos Altos Town Crier
Best WebsiteDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Trinity Journal (Weaverville)
Best WebsiteDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-Courier
Best WebsiteDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Mountain Enterprise (Frazier Park)
Best WebsiteDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTown Crier (Idyllwild)
Breaking News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stCamarillo Acorn
Breaking News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndChino Champion
Breaking News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stMountain Democrat (Placerville)
Breaking News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMoorpark Acorn
Breaking News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSonoma Index-Tribune
Breaking News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Trinity Journal (Weaverville)
Breaking News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTown Crier (Idyllwild)
Breaking News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTown Crier (Idyllwild)
Business / Financial StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stGood Times (Santa Cruz)
Business / Financial StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Business / Financial StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)Ryan BurnsWhen Weed is Legal
Business / Financial StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Francisco Business Times
Business / Financial StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSonoma Index-Tribune
Business / Financial StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Business Journal (Fresno)
Business / Financial StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Mendocino Beacon
Business / Financial StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndCalistoga Tribune
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & Review
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stMountain Democrat (Placerville)
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stElk Grove CitizenJamie GonzalesThe Shock of My Life
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndCalaveras Enterprise (San Andreas)Buzz EgglestonLaw and justice in the Wild West
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stWinters ExpressLook what they erected on the corner
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSanger HeraldDick SheppardSanger’s $eemingly $evere $alary $ituation
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stLos Angeles Downtown News
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndBerkeley Daily PlanetJustin DeFreitasThe George W. Bush Presidential Library
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stThe Weekly Calistogan (Calistoga)Joan MartensKimball Reservoir
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndPetaluma Argus-CourierSteve RustadDevelopment tar pits
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & Review
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain Democrat (Placerville)
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stMorgan Hill Times
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Business Journal (Fresno)
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Weekly Calistogan (Calistoga)City’s plan for bonuses unjustified
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & Review
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndGrunion Gazette (Long Beach)
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndLos Gatos Weekly-Times
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-Courier
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Gilroy Dispatch
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena Star
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)Joe EskenaziVoodoo on the Vine
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndVida en el Valle (Fresno)
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSanta Maria Sun
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stMorgan Hill Times
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMount Shasta Herald
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown NewsGary Leonard
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Almanac (Menlo Park)
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Francisco Business Times
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stMorgan Hill TimesLora Schraft
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndCalaveras Enterprise (San Andreas)
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSonoma West Times & News (Sebastopol)
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stLos Angeles Downtown News
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & Review
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPacific Sun (San Rafael)
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndCampbell Reporter
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndClaremont Courier
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stCalistoga Tribune
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stSacramento News & Review
Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndThe Star-News (Chula Vista)
Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stTown Crier (Idyllwild)
Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndThe Ferndale Enterprise
Front Page - BroadsheetDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stBurbank Leader
Front Page - BroadsheetDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndVida en el Valle (Fresno)
Front Page - Tab & BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
Front Page - Tab & BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-Courier
Front Page - Tab & BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)
Front Page - Tab & BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSanta Ynez Valley News (Solvang)
Front Page - TabloidDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stSacramento News & Review
Front Page - TabloidDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Business Times
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Acorn (Agoura Hills)
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Almanac (Menlo Park)
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-Courier
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stLos Banos Enterprise
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSanta Ynez Valley News (Solvang)
General News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)
General News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndCamarillo Acorn
General News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stTracy Press
General News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndTracy Press
General News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSonoma Index-TribuneRobbi Pengelly
General News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndSonoma Index-Tribune
General News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stHollister Free Lance
General News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSanta Ynez Valley News (Solvang)
Illustration / InfographicAll Divisions1stSan Francisco Business Times
Illustration / InfographicAll Divisions2ndHalf Moon Bay Review
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown News
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndWeekend Pinnacle (Hollister)
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Gilroy Dispatch
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndAmador Ledger Dispatch (Jackson)
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Cambrian (Cambria)
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stPacific Sun (San Rafael)
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndBurbank Leader
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stHalf Moon Bay Review
Lifestyle CoverageDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndPetaluma Argus-Courier
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPasadena Weekly
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Press Tribune (Roseville)
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stTracy Press
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley Daily Planet
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stTurlock Journal
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Trinity Journal (Weaverville)
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Intermountain News (Burney)
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Ferndale Enterprise
Local News CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Local News CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & Review
Local News CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)
Local News CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBrentwood News
Local News CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-Courier
Local News CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndSonoma Index-Tribune
Local News CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Ferndale Enterprise
Local News CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSanta Ynez Valley News (Solvang)
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-Courier
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndLos Banos Enterprise
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndBurbank Leader
Page Layout & Design - TabloidDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Page Layout & Design - TabloidDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Business Times
Page Layout & Design - TabloidDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stSilicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
Page Layout & Design - TabloidDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndCalaveras Enterprise (San Andreas)
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over1stGood Times (Santa Cruz)
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & Review
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stWeekend Pinnacle (Hollister)
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndCupertino Courier
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stClaremont Courier
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndClaremont Courier
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under1stCalistoga Tribune
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndCalistoga Tribune
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & Review
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown News
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPleasanton Weekly
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View Voice
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSilicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Merced County Times
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Mountain Enterprise (Frazier Park)
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSt. Helena Star
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & Review
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-Times
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Signal Tribune (Signal Hill)
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSonoma Index-Tribune
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndSilicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Healdsburg Tribune
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Healdsburg Tribune
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Star-News (Chula Vista)
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stBurbank Leader
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stMorgan Hill Times
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stHollister Free Lance
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSt. Helena Star
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stCamarillo Acorn
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndVida en el Valle (Fresno)
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPoway News Chieftain
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Merced County TimesJonathan Whitaker
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndClaremont Courier
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMammoth Times (Mammoth Lakes)
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndHollister Free Lance
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewKel MungerThe fast and the curious
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-Times
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndHuntington Beach Independent
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stGrapevine Independent (Rancho Cordova)Bill Hicks Jr., Shelly LembkeCHS student athlete adapts to competitors, motherhood
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndCalaveras Enterprise (San Andreas)
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSanta Ynez Valley News (Solvang)Dan WatsonAmgen Tour of California: Leipheimer electrifies crowd
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndHollister Free Lance
WritingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)
WritingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & Review
WritingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)Judy HodgsonThe Notebook of Alternate Juror No. 4
WritingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)Heidi WaltersSaving Sam
WritingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSonoma Index-TribuneDavid BollingMarking time with Father
WritingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Gilroy Dispatch
WritingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena StarCarolyn YoungerThese days only the bees are abuzz at once-busy pre-Prohibition winery
WritingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTown Crier (Idyllwild)