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California Journalism Awards Print Feature Story Winners – Weeklies: 25,001 & over

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Feature Story Winners

Weeklies: 25,001 & over


First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.

Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.

A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.


Circ Group(s)Category NameAwardOrganizationCityEntry TitleCommentsCredits
Weeklies: 25,001 & overFeature StoryFirst PlacePalo Alto WeeklyPalo AltoNine days in the wildernessSuper compelling story and so well written. I was riveted from the beginning to the end. Great use of their quotes.
Weeklies: 25,001 & overFeature StorySecond PlaceGood TimesSanta CruzShooting For ChangeWell written story on an important topic. A different kind of COVID story.Alisha Green
Weeklies: 25,001 & overFeature StoryThird PlaceGood TimesSanta CruzWild ThingsLively writing that made me laugh out loud.Steve Palopoli
Weeklies: 25,001 & overFeature StoryFourth PlaceMetro Silicon ValleySan JoseVictims of Church Stabbing Join Soaring Death Toll Among Silicon Valley's HomelessHeartbreaking story, well told.Jennifer Wadsworth
Weeklies: 25,001 & overFeature StoryFifth PlaceSanta Barbara IndependentSanta BarbaraChannel Islands Shipwrecks Tell Stories of Heroism, Heartbreak, and High-Seas ScalawaggeryComprehensive and interesting guide on an unexpected topic.Tyler Hayden