2012 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Dailies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Artistic PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over1stU-T San DiegoKC AlfredPeaceful sky
Artistic PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesArkasha StevensonCoachella
Artistic PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press DemocratKent PorterAutumn Gold
Artistic PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeJohn WalkerThe beauty of spring
Artistic PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stStar-NewsSarah ReingewirtzFall Arts Preview
Artistic PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndAntelope Valley PressChristina RamosLanterns atop the deep
Artistic PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Hanford SentinelApolinar FonsecaUnemployment high, but Hanford better off
Artistic PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndAppeal-DemocratChris KaufmanEaster Sunrise Service
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesStaff
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleStaff
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Bakersfield CalifornianStaff
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press DemocratStaff
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stAntelope Valley PressLavender Vroman, Daniel Williams, Lisa Wolf
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe TribuneJustin Hoeger
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Hanford SentinelBrandon Santiago, Theresa Doffing, Kathleen Coates, Kevin Kennedy
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndLodi News-SentinelLauren Nelson
Best ColumnsDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesSteve Lopez
Best ColumnsDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleC W Nevius
Best ColumnsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stDaily BreezeJohn Bogert
Best ColumnsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeBethany Clough
Best ColumnsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe RecordMichael Fitzgerald
Best ColumnsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe RecordLori Gilbert
Best ColumnsDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Union DemocratCraig Cassidy
Best ColumnsDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Napa Valley RegisterKevin Courtney
Best Editorial CartoonDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stMarin Independent JournalGeorge RussellSorry for our two-hour traffic jam ...
Best Editorial CartoonDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndDaily PressLisa BensonThat's going to be messy.
Best Editorial CartoonDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Napa Valley RegisterRoberto TinocoCostco at Napa Pipe?
Best Editorial CartoonDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndAuburn JournalAndy LukkonenVisual Viewpoint Andy Lukkonen
Best Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesDavid HorseyThe Evolution of Man
Best Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over2ndThe Fresno BeeSW ParraBill of Rights
Best Editorial CommentDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLas Vegas Review-JournalGlenn CookPension reform
Best Editorial CommentDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsEd ClendanielTunnel vision is bad news for the Delta
Best Editorial CommentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Modesto BeeJudy SlyTale of Two Cities
Best Editorial CommentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Oakland TribuneDaniel BorensteinMary Hayashi, Nadia Lockyer, please resign
Best Editorial CommentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Monterey County HeraldRoyal CalkinsScott Salyer's forgotten victims
Best Editorial CommentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndChico Enterprise-RecordDavid LittleCouncil should adjust its focus
Best Editorial CommentDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Union DemocratCraig CassidyPendley's credibility continues to erode
Best Editorial CommentDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndGlendale News-PressJason Wells, Dan EvansUnion attitude a loss for students
Best Feature StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesAlan Zarembo, Francine OrrDiscovering Autism
Best Feature StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesKurt StreeterCare and Atonement
Best Feature StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Oakland TribuneScott JohnsonHostages at home
Best Feature StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Oakland TribuneAngela WoodallEatery's end a sign of changing taste
Best Feature StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Desert SunBruce FessierA Place to Change the World
Best Feature StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe TribunePatrick PembertonJade Diving, Going for the Green
Best Feature StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Napa Valley RegisterHoward YuneA night to remember, a survivor forgotten
Best Feature StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndImperial Valley PressChelcey AdamiWounded veterans pushes forward
Best Front PageDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesStaff
Best Front PageDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleStaff
Best Front PageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Fresno BeeStaff
Best Front PageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndVentura County StarSara Greer, Jacqueline Petersell and John Bruce
Best Front PageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Monterey County HeraldJames Herrera, Christy Hoffknecht
Best Front PageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndDaily RepublicStaff
Best Front PageDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Union, Grass ValleyStephanie Shaire, Kim Midboe
Best Front PageDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndPorterville RecorderJeff Stowe
Best Investigative ReportingDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesJason Felch, Theresa DoffingThe Boy Scouts
Best Investigative ReportingDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeCharles PillerCal Trans investigation
Best Investigative ReportingDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Oakland TribuneCecily BurtFollow the guns on path to crime
Best Investigative ReportingDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Bakersfield CalifornianKellie SchmittImporting doctors
Best Investigative ReportingDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Desert SunMarcel HonoreMecca's Misery: 'Unbearable Stench'
Best Investigative ReportingDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe RecordScott SmithHerzog found dead in home
Best Investigative ReportingDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe SignalJim HoltSanta Clarita Valley Unsolved Murders
Best Investigative ReportingDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndLodi News-SentinelKatie NelsonLodi's Young Gangsters
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesStaff
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleStaff
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stDaily News-Los AngelesBrian Harr
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press DemocratStaff
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe TribuneJoe Tarica
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Cruz SentinelBrian Pifer, Kalin Kipling, Tony Solis, My Nguyen, Larry Cafiero
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 15,000 & under1stLodi News-SentinelStaff
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndManteca BulletinRyan Balbuena, Amy Aberer
Best Sports StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLas Vegas Review-JournalRon KantowskiHalf the size, twice the violence
Best Sports StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeMatthew BarrowsUltra-competitive Harbaugh brothers…
Best Sports StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Modesto BeeJames BurnsFather Figures
Best Sports StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeRobert KuwadaValley's Victory
Best Sports StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Desert SunDrew SchmennerBuilding a Boxing Empire
Best Sports StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndAntelope Valley PressEric SmithUndisputed Champ
Best Sports StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under1stLodi News-SentinelEd YevelevRedemption
Best Sports StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Davis EnterpriseBruce Gallaudet1962 was a season of perfection for the Blue Devils
Best WebsiteDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesStaff
Best WebsiteDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleStaff
Best WebsiteDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-EnterpriseStaff
Best WebsiteDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeStaff
Best WebsiteDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stDaily PressSarah Batcha, Jane Rowan, David Schrimpf, and Staff
Best WebsiteDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Desert SunStaff
Best WebsiteDivision D: 15,000 & under1stGlendale News-PressStaff
Best WebsiteDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe SignalStaff
Best WritingDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesThomas CurwenServing the Dead
Best WritingDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsBruce NewmanWest's Icon Still Towers
Best WritingDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Oakland TribuneScott JohnsonThree dead boys, no real answers
Best WritingDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeAndy BoogaardFantastic Finish
Best WritingDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Desert SunDrew SchmennerDeath in the Desert
Best WritingDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndRecord SearchlightJoe SzydlowskiBlistered Manton
Best WritingDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Napa Valley RegisterHoward YuneWas it worth it?
Best WritingDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Davis EnterpriseLauren KeeneIt was really bad out there: Report details ill-fated police action
Breaking NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChronicleHenry Lee, Stephanie Lee, Demian Bulwa, Justin BertonOakland: 7 dead, suspect caught in school shooting
Breaking NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesStaffThe Dodgers Sale
Breaking NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-EnterpriseStaffShooting suspect a UCR graduate
Breaking NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press-EnterpriseKevin Pearson9 hurt, 3 critically, after truck strikes Hemet High students
Breaking NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stDaily PressBrooke Edwards StaggsTeen shoots father in hunting accident
Breaking NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Barbara News-PressScott SteepletonWilliam the Wonder Horse: Harrowing rescue can't shake prized animal
Breaking NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under1stAppeal-DemocratNancy Pasternack, Rob ParsonsYuba City Big 5 gunman in custody; hostages unharmed
Breaking NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Davis EnterpriseLauren KeeneYolo carjacking suspect confirmed dead after shootout
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesKen BensingerThe too-frequent fliers
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesRalph Vartabedian, Dan WeikelBullet Train
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press DemocratJeremy HaySlow to Hatch
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndVentura County StarStephanie HoopsForeclosures: stories behind the numbers
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Desert SunMike PerraultFull dreams for vacant spaces
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndDaily PressTomoya ShimuraProfit margin narrows for flipping
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under1stAuburn JournalSara Seyydin, Gus ThomsonForesthill businesses hit with ADA lawsuits…
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndSanta Monica Daily PressAshley ArchibaldAnti-piracy bills split local tech business community
Coverage of EducationDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesCarla Rivera, Stephen Ceasar, Larry Gordon, Lee RomneyFading Dreams
Coverage of EducationDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndContra Costa TimesMatthias Gafni, Malaika FraleySilence Over, Life Reclaimed
Coverage of EducationDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stPress-TelegramKelly PuenteC$U PAY
Coverage of EducationDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press-EnterpriseMichelle KlampeLake Elsinore schools face questions, inquiry in turnaround
Coverage of EducationDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Desert SunMichelle MitchellFrozen in the Digital Divide
Coverage of EducationDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe RecordAlex BreitlerDelta president put on paid leave
Coverage of EducationDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Union DemocratBrenna Swift, Craig CassidyColumbia school coverage
Coverage of EducationDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe SignalTammy Marshlian, Perry SmithEducation: A series exploring budget cuts' effects on schools
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesKenneth R Weiss, Rick LoomisBeyond 7 Billion
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeTom KnudsonWildlife agency killing investigation
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-EnterpriseDavid DanelskiEndangered plant loses habitat to duck ponds
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press DemocratBrett WilkisonOpen Space Rift
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Desert SunKeith Matheny, Marcel Honore, Erica Felci, Rebecca WalshSalton Sea's evaporating hope
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Cruz SentinelJ M Brown, Jason HoppinThe Desal Debate
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Napa Valley RegisterVictoria RossiWeathering the change
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndLodi News-SentinelMaggie CreamerWho owns the river?
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesRobert J Lopez, Ben Welsh, Kate LinthicumLife on the line: 911 breakdowns at LAFD
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndContra Costa TimesThomas Peele, Danny Willis, John WoolfolkCASHING IN
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stVentura County StarTimm HerdtPolar extremes in political mix
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeGeorge HostetterToo close for comfort
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Desert SunErica Felci, Rebecca WalshRiverside County's $1,144,000,000 pension gap
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe TribuneTonya Strickland , Jonah Lamb, Stacy DanielTribune Special Report: Lisa Solomon, A Chief Under Fire
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Hanford SentinelKevin Kennedy, Seth Nidever, Joe Johnson, Theresa Doffing, Eiji YamashitaElection Coverage
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Salinas CalifornianJeff MitchellCouncil split on city manager vote, et al
Feature PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury NewsPatrick TehanTIME EXPIRING ON CARDINAL SISTERHOOD
Feature PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsLiPo ChingVictory for homeless in S.J. encampments
Feature PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press DemocratJohn BurgessTimeless Traditions
Feature PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeJohn WalkerA hand to hold
Feature PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Barbara News-PressRafael MaldonadoDucks Ahoy
Feature PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndVisalia Times-DeltaRon HolmanHarvey Franklin of Fosters Freeze, near, and Joel Russell…
Feature PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under1stLompoc RecordLen WoodFeeding time
Feature PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Davis EnterpriseFred GladdisFestivalOfLights
General ExcellenceDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesStaff
General ExcellenceDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleStaff
General ExcellenceDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press DemocratStaff
General ExcellenceDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndVentura County StarStaff
General ExcellenceDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Cruz SentinelSentinel Staff
General ExcellenceDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndMerced Sun-StarVictor Patton, Dave Hill, Bea Ahbeck, James Burns
General ExcellenceDivision D: 15,000 & under1stAuburn JournalStaff
General ExcellenceDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Napa Valley RegisterStaff
Graphic IllustrationDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stAntelope Valley PressTonija AllmanQuartz Hill draining
Graphic IllustrationDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Maria TimesLen WoodOut of the black
Graphic IllustrationDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Union, Grass ValleyKim MidboeResidential burglaries: Sharp spike…
Graphic IllustrationDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndAuburn JournalJamie HazeltonNewcastle
Graphic IllustrationDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury NewsDoug Griswold, Ken McLaughlinBrown's Big Budget Bet
Graphic IllustrationDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over2ndThe Press-EnterpriseChris Ramos, Vanessa FrankoCoachella's international playbill
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChronicleStaff
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeSam McManis
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press DemocratStaff
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeStaff
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Cruz SentinelMarc DesJardins, Kalin Kipling
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe TribuneSandra Duerr
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under1stLodi News-SentinelLauren Nelson, Richard Hanner
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Union, Grass ValleyBrett Bentley, Kim Midboe, Stephanie Shaire
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over1stThe Sacramento BeeKim Minugh, Cathy Locke, Hudson SangreeShots End Manhunt
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsJulia Prodis Sulek, Julia Prodis Sulek, Robert Salonga, Eric KurhiSuspect in custody in missing teen case…
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Modesto BeeStaffDeputy, 2nd man killed…
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndPress-TelegramKelsey DuckettRampage in Downey
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stRecord SearchlightStaffPonderosa Fire
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe RecordScott SmithRemains found…
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Union DemocratStaff, Lenore Rutherford, Alex MacLean, Ryan CampbellWild winds throttle Mother Lode
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Davis EnterpriseThe Davis Enterprise, Tom SakashSunday, November 20-23, 2011
News PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChronicleMichael MacorSome seemed set to fight - others threw flowers
News PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLas Vegas Review-JournalJessica EbelharAfghanistan Bound A ride too short, A parting too long
News PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press DemocratChristopher ChungThe City of Joy
News PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Bakersfield CalifornianFelix AdamoFatal accident investigation
News PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stChico Enterprise-RecordTy BarbourPolice tussle with transient in City Plaza
News PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Maria TimesRamos JulianBridge rescue
News PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under1stGlendale News-PressRaul RoaGNP-NEWS-3
News PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Davis EnterpriseWayne TilcockOccupy UCD
Photo EssayDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesRick LoomisBeyond 7 Billion
Photo EssayDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLas Vegas Review-JournalJeff ScheidChaparral football player has challenge
Photo EssayDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Oakland TribuneRay Chavez, Karl Mondon, D Ross Cameron, Mark DuFreneViolence, vandals divide a movement
Photo EssayDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Oakland TribuneJane TyskaHate Man
Photo EssayDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stDaily PressJames Quigg, Ivan HundricLittle princess
Photo EssayDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndRecord SearchlightAndreas FuhrmannMarcella Wagner recovers
Photo EssayDivision D: 15,000 & under1stImperial Valley PressChelcey AdamiBullfighting returns to Plaza Calafia en Mexicali
Photo EssayDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndAppeal-DemocratDavid BittonSpecial Needs Prom
Special SectionDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stMarin Independent JournalRobert Tong, Rick Halstead, Vicki Larson, Jonathan Byrd and Mark Prado., Jonathan ByrdGolden Gate Bridge: 75 Years of Memories
Special SectionDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndDaily RepublicStaffHonoring Our Veterans on Veterans Day
Special SectionDivision D: 15,000 & under1stAuburn JournalStaff140 years of community
Special SectionDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndSanta Monica Daily PressKevin Herrera, Ashley Archibald , Daniel Archuleta , Darren Ouellette , Ross Furukawa2012 Vote Local Election Guide
Special SectionDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over1stThe Sacramento BeeStaffVoter Guide
Special SectionDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesStaffThe Oscars section
Special Sports SectionDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury NewsMark ConleyLondon Calling
Special Sports SectionDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleStaffGiants' section
Special Sports SectionDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press DemocratStaffPetaluma National 2012 Little League World Series "Never Quit"
Special Sports SectionDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Bakersfield CalifornianStaffKickoff Preview
Special Sports SectionDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stMerced Sun-StarJames Burns, Sean Lynch, Shawn JansenFootball Preview: SHOWTIME
Special Sports SectionDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Desert SunStaffHumana Challenge
Special Sports SectionDivision D: 15,000 & under1stManteca BulletinStaffTwo of a Kind
Special Sports SectionDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Union DemocratDerek RosenAmgen Tour
Sports CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesStaff
Sports CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleStaff
Sports CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stDaily News-Los AngelesGene Warnick & Chris Hart
Sports CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press-EnterpriseDavid Zink
Sports CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Desert SunStaff
Sports CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndMarin Independent JournalDave Curtis, Susan Harvey, Ian and Jamie Wells. , Derek Arild, Ian Ross, Dave Curtis, IJ Staff
Sports CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under1stGlendale News-PressStaff
Sports CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe SignalStaff
Sports PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChronicleLance IversenSF Giants win World Series
Sports PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleMichael MacorWinning by the book
Sports PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Bakersfield CalifornianHenry A BarriosTurning the double play
Sports PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeJohn Walker8 seconds of thrills
Sports PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stChico Enterprise-RecordJason HalleyRough day for Knights
Sports PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndMarin Independent JournalAlan DepMauze's header carries Tam to title
Sports PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Davis EnterpriseWayne TilcockUCD soccer
Sports PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndLodi News-SentinelDan EvansFlames rise to victory