2014 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Weeklies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Agricultural ReportingDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stNorth Coast JournalHeidi WaltersFear vs. Hope
Agricultural ReportingDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndMonterey County WeeklyMark C. AndersonViridis Aquaponics
Agricultural ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stTurlock JournalElizabeth ArakelianFarming smarter with less water
Agricultural ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Business JournalHannah EsquedaSanger genomic center
Agricultural ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stLos Banos EnterpriseMarina GaytanWater woes for farmers
Agricultural ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndWinters ExpressMargaret BurnsWorld’s sunflower seeds come from Yolo County
Artistic PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe AcornMichael CoonsThe brain game
Artistic PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyMichelle LeMenlowe Ballet legend
Artistic PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stLos Altos Town CrierEllie Van HoutteBicycle fair
Artistic PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndTracy PressGlenn MooreFrozen in time
Artistic PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierScott ManchesterCimmaron Sancutary
Artistic PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndBlack Voice NewsChris Allen, Paulette Brown-HindsMy Brother's Keeper
Artistic PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSierra StarDebbie SebastianSensational and colorful Spring
Artistic PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Intermountain NewsCraig HarringtonHunter's Moon Setting Over Burney
Arts & Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions1stNorth Coast JournalStaffArts & Culture: 10/02/2014 & 10/09/2014
Arts & Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions2ndPalo Alto WeeklyElizabeth SchwyzerPalo Alto Weekly
Breaking NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSanta Babara IndependentStaffIsla Vista
Breaking NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ExaminerJessica KwongHead of SF taxis to retire
Breaking NewsDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stPleasanton WeeklyAmanda AguilarPleasanton apartment complex tenants without water for 4 days
Breaking NewsDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndBurbank LeaderAlene Tchekmedyian, Mark KellamHundreds attend vigil for Burbank teens - Burbank Leader
Breaking NewsDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewStaffHalf Moon Bay Review - Breaking News
Breaking NewsDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Sonoma Index-TribuneStaffBreaking news
Breaking NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stWinters ExpressDebra DeAngeloUtter shock and horror and three related stories
Breaking NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndFeather River BulletinStaffQuincy fire
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewMelissa DaughertySecond & Flume
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndGrunion GazetteHarry SaltzgaverPinch Of Salt
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stNorth Coast JournalMarcy BurstinerWhat's Not To Know/The Big Chill
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndBurbank LeaderDan EvansStart the Presses - Dan Evans columns
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stBlack Voice NewsPaulette Brown-HindsDown & Dirty Politics Pt.1/2
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndSan Rafael News PointerElaine HamillWarning: Real life may be unpleasant
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stLos Banos EnterpriseJohn SpevakMeasure S and Good words can fall flat
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndIdyllwild Town CrierConor O'FarrellOff the Leash
Coverage of Business NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSanta Babara IndependentTyler HaydenNo Vacancy
Coverage of Business NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyElena KadvanyImmigrant Valley
Coverage of Business NewsDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSan Francisco Business TimesPatrick HogeThe most influential man in San Francisco
Coverage of Business NewsDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe AlmanacSandy BrundageThe price of doing business
Coverage of Business NewsDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stBig Bear GrizzlyJudi BowersQuestions are on the market
Coverage of Business NewsDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndBlack Voice NewsStaffJobs
Coverage of Business NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe RecorderMarisa KendallProof is in the Post-its
Coverage of Business NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe ArkNicole JonesVilla Belvedere developer suit: Billionaire buyer never existed
Coverage of EducationDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSanta Babara IndependentBrandon FastmanAB 540
Coverage of EducationDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyElena KadvanyThe entrepreneurial educator
Coverage of EducationDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stLamorinda WeeklyUma UnniWISE Program Opens Doors for Miramonte Students
Coverage of EducationDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndMountain View VoiceKevin Forestieri, Andrea GemmetOnline schools offer education by proxy
Coverage of EducationDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierEmily CharrierFormer dropout scores 4.0
Coverage of EducationDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierAllison JarrellPHS students allege animal abuse
Coverage of EducationDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe ArkEmily LavinSchool district amends ballot language
Coverage of EducationDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe ArkLidia Wasowicz PringlePencils for Africa
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stGood TimesJacob PierceUnit Shifter
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewCosmo GarvinBest Coverage of Local Government
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stPleasanton WeeklyGina Channell-Allen, Amanda AguilarJune 6 Far From Over; July 11 Settlement reached; Aug. 22 Troubled Schools
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndTracy PressMichael Ellis LangleyCity credit cards
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stDel Norte TriplicateAaron WestLibrary District under scrutiny
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierEmily Charrier, Janelle WetzsteinPetaluma gas station ban
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe ArkDeirdre McCrohan, Hannah BeausangCouncils eye $300k school bus subsidy / Councils approve bus subsidy / Bus bust: Subsidy scrapped
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe CambrianKathe Tanner, Bert EtlingCambria water crisis, government reaction
Editorial CartoonAll Divisions1stSt. Helena StarJoan MartensAre you going to drink that?
Editorial CartoonAll Divisions2ndPetaluma Argus-CourierPete McDonnellRancho Romance
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyBill JohnsonThe school board's nadir
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewNick Miller, Kel MungerSN&R Editorials
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSan Francisco Business TimesJim GardnerHousing's worst enemy is S.F. housing activists
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndLos Gatos Weekly-TimesDick SparrerLos Gatos still in a 'fine mess' at Albright Way
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierJohn BurnsIs a casino in city's future?
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndAmador Ledger DispatchJack Mitchell, Matthew HedgerJarvis is barking up the wrong tree
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Mountain EnterprisePatric HedlundBrought to you compliments of AB109: Convicted burglar returns
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSierra StarBrian WilkinsonFire can destroy homes ... but not the human spirit
Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMonterey County WeeklyDavid SchmalzDel Monte Manor
Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown NewsEditorial StaffA Focus on Changing the Culture and Conditions in Skid Row
Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stPleasanton WeeklyGina Channell-Allen, Amanda AguilarTroubled schools Aug. 22
Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndSanta Maria SunJoe PayneSleuthing in the cyber age
Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierJanelle WetzsteinSuicide victim's mom speaks out
Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Selma EnterpriseJenny McGill, Chris Aguirre, Esra HashemConcussion safety
Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe RecorderJulia LovePolicing the Valley
Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe RecorderDavid RuizNot Just the Engineers
Environmental ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewStaffDrought series
Environmental ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMonterey County WeeklyKera AbrahamPlight of the Condors
Environmental ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSanta Maria SunCamillia LanhamBig dam problem
Environmental ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndNorth Coast JournalThadeus GreensonPoint of No Return
Environmental ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stDel Norte TriplicateAdam SpencerAnti-dam activists share struggles
Environmental ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewMark Noack, Dean CoppolaHalf Moon Bay Review - Environmental Reporting
Environmental ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Trinity JournalAmy Gittelsohn, Phil NelsonGrowing concerns
Environmental ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndFeather River BulletinDebra MooreVolatile trainloads of Bakken oil travel through county
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyVeronica WeberIn Mom's new arms
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSimi Valley AcornJOAN PAHOYODad and daughter dance
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stDispatch, GilroyLora SchraftGift of Sight
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndMountain View VoiceMichelle LeBust a move
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierScott ManchesterCimmaron Sancutary
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndDel Norte TriplicateBryant AndersonFeeding time
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stClaremont CourierSteven FelschundneffMr. Kirkwood Retires
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndIdyllwild Town CrierCheryl BayseButterfly daze
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewMelinda WelshReturn of the Messenger
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndChico News & ReviewDebra LuceroCollateral Damage
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stNorth Coast JournalJessie BellThe Trimmer Trade
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndNorth Bay BohemianHeidi WaltersJack Mays
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stFort Bragg Advocate-NewsKelci ParksLocal family's tale of Cabo hurricane experience
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Business JournalBen KellerBest Feature Story — Helicopter Project
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe ArkEmily LavinGet the bad guys out
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe RecorderCheryl MillerValley Guy
Front Page (Broadsheet)Divisions A, B & C: 4,301 & over1stHalf Moon Bay ReviewBill MurrayHalf Moon Bay Review - Front Page
Front Page (Broadsheet)Divisions A, B & C: 4,301 & over2ndAtascadero NewsStaffAsh Wednesday and Hot El Camino Cruise Night
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division D: 4,300 & under1stThe Trinity JournalWayne AgnerWeaverville dodges; Lord, it's cold
Front Page (Broadsheet)Division D: 4,300 & under2ndSt. Helena StarStaffAug. 7, 2014 and May 22, 2014
Front Page (Tabloid)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewTina Flynn, Melanie MacTavish
Front Page (Tabloid)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Business TimesStaff
Front Page (Tabloid)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stClaremont CourierKathryn DunnMorals and molars; A century through the life
Front Page (Tabloid)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndThe ArkStaffApril 16, May 7
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyStaff
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe MontclarionStaff
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSan Francisco Business TimesStaff
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndNorth Coast JournalStaff
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stSacramento Business JournalStaff
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewStaff
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River BulletinStaff
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSt. Helena StarStaff
Graphic IllustrationAll Divisions1stBlack Voice NewsChris Allen, Paulette Brown-HindsMore Cameras
Graphic IllustrationAll Divisions2ndNorth Coast JournalMiles EgglestonHow's the Water?
Investigative ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyTerri LobdellTeen dating hell
Investigative ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNew TimesColin RigleyThe silenced
Investigative ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stNorth Coast JournalThadeus GreensonUnsealed
Investigative ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndTracy PressDenise Ellen RizzoDarrell Golden investigation
Investigative ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierJanelle WetzsteinMental health series
Investigative ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndSacramento Business JournalKathy RobertsonHospitals, patients in a jam
Investigative ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPatterson IrriigatorElias FunezHealth Care District Terminates Hurd, Hires Interim Replacement
Investigative ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndWinters ExpressMargaret BurnsCould Monticello Dam fail?
Lifestyle CoverageAll Divisions1stDel Mar Times
Lifestyle CoverageAll Divisions2ndNorth Coast Journal
News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyVeronica WeberUniversity sidewalk accident
News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSanta Babara IndependentPaul WellmanDe la Vina Gun Standoff
News PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stMountain View VoiceMichelle LeHousing crisis heartbreak
News PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndBurbank LeaderTim BergerBurbank High vigil
News PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierScott ManchesterFire at Classroom Safari
News PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndDel Norte TriplicateBryant AndersonHungry pup
News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPatterson IrriigatorElias FunezHunter Creek Fire
News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndLamorinda SunSusan Tripp PollardMoraga: Move-in day on the Saint Mary's College campus
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stPleasanton WeeklyStaff
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndThe Downey PatriotStaff
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stHalf Moon Bay ReviewBill Murray, Mark Restani
Page Layout & Design (Broadsheet)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndPetaluma Argus-CourierYovanna Bieberich
Page Layout & Design (Tabloid)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewBrian Breneman, Hayley Doshay
Page Layout & Design (Tabloid)Divisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Business TimesMatt Petty, Mitch Green
Page Layout & Design (Tabloid)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stClaremont CourierKathryn Dunn, Jenelle Rensch
Page Layout & Design (Tabloid)Divisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndThe ArkKevin Hessel, Joven Chacon, Michele Cuneo
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSimi Valley AcornRichard GillardA moving memorial
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSanta Babara IndependentPaul WellmanIsla Vista Killings
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe AlmanacMichelle LeLegend comes to life
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndCupertino CourierJacqueline RamseyerSpeak Freely
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stMerced County TimesLeonardo Alvarez, John Miller, Jonathan WhitakerCHOICE & CONSEQUENCE
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndDel Norte TriplicateBryant AndersonPebble Beach roundup
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under1stClaremont CourierSteven FelschundneffTeam Dot
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPatterson IrriigatorElias FunezHotshots come to Patterson's aid
Special SectionDivision A: 25,001 & over1stGrunion GazetteStaffCongressional Cup Special Section
Special SectionDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewNick Miller, Rachel LeibrockBest of Sacramento 2014
Special SectionDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSan Francisco Business TimesKrystal PeakTech & Innovation Awards
Special SectionDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndTracy PressWill Fleet, Michael Langley, StaffCelebrate Tracy
Special SectionDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stSacramento Business JournalLisa Williams, Beth Davis, Jeff ByrdWomen Who Mean Business 2014 special section
Special SectionDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewStaff
Special SectionDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Trinity JournalWayne AgnerTrinity Alps Wilderness
Special SectionDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Intermountain NewsStaffVisitors Guide 2014
Special Sports SectionDivision A: 25,001 & over (All?)2ndThousand Oaks AcornStaffPigskin Preview
Special Sports SectionDivision C: 4,301-11,000 (All Divisions?)1stManteca Bulletin
Sports Page or SectionDivision C: 4,301-11,000 (C & D?)1stLa Canada Valley SunStaff
Sports Page or SectionDivision C: 4,301-11,000 (C & D?)2ndThe Sonoma Index-TribuneSteve Serafini, Bill Hoban
Sports Page or SectionDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stRoseville Press TribuneIke Dodson
Sports Page or SectionDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndPoway News ChieftainMichael BowerJan. 2 and 9, 2014
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChino-Chino Hills ChampionJosh ThompsonCIF-Southern Section Open Division title game teaser
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Camarillo AcornMichael CoonsTeam captain is muddied but unbroken in rainy game
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stDispatch, GilroyLora SchraftGoodbye
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndTracy PressGlenn MooreThe dance
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stBig Bear GrizzlyKathy PortieHeartbreaker
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierJohn O'HaraFly ball fail
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stLos Banos EnterpriseGene LiebBreaking up a pass
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndClaremont CourierSteven FelschundneffTop Goalkeeper
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stLos Angeles Downtown NewsEddie KimDowntown's Unlikely Soccer Champs
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndGrunion GazetteIf More than 3 names type: StaffStars Align For Lakewood, Nolan
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSanta Maria SunKristina SewellWhat's next?
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndBurbank LeaderAndrew CampaBurroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stSacramento Business JournalBen van der Meer, Mark AndersonHere's how the River Cats became America's No. 1 minor-league baseball team
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndLa Canada Valley SunGrant GordonKate Hansen's love of luge has carried her to Olympics
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSierra StarAlan WilemanFearless Competitor
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPatterson IrriigatorErick TorresHansen overcomes obstacles to row, joins U.S.A Paralympic rowing team
WebsiteDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyStaffpaloaltoonline.com
WebsiteDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSanta Babara Independentstaffindependent.com
WebsiteDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stBurbank LeaderStafflatimes.com/socal/burbank-leader
WebsiteDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndSan Francisco Business Timesstaffsanfranciscobusinesstimes.com
WebsiteDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stPetaluma Argus-CourierStaffpetaluma360.com
WebsiteDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndLa Canada Valley SunStafflatimes.com/socal/la-canada-valley-sun
WritingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSanta Babara IndependentEthan StewartPaddling Through the Storm
WritingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewNick MillerHear them go boom!
WritingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stTracy PressDenise Ellen RizzoAnt Man
WritingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndBrentwood PressRuth RobertsProtests erupt over shop closure
WritingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierEmily CharrierMaking peace with WWII memories
WritingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndDel Norte TriplicateJessica CejnarSaving each other's lives
WritingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe ArkEmily LavinGet the bad guys out
WritingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSierra StarMorgan VoorhisRecycled Angel