Sunday, April 25, 1999

Press Club presents awards

Eighty-seven awards of excellence were presented to San Francisco area media at the Peninsula Press Club's 22nd annual awards dinner, held Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame.

Master of ceremonies Rebecca Corral, news anchor and reporter at KCBS radio, announced the winners, who were selected from 499 entries by print and television media and public relations professionals in the 11 Greater Bay Area counties. Competition was for work done in 1998.

Three students were honored as recipients of Herb Caen scholarships presented each year by the Peninsula Press Club. Nesssa Hessami of San Mateo High School received a $1,500 scholarship. Roberto Reyes Ang of Chabot College in Hayward and Peter Orne of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley shared top collegiate honors and each received $1,000 in scholarship money.

The San Mateo County Historical Association received the Peninsula Press Club's annual Bonnie Chastain Award for its outstanding work with Bay Area Media in promoting the society's activities.

The winners were as follows:

NEWSPAPERS - DAILIES & NON-DAILIES

Editorial

1st - Patty Fisher, San Jose Mercury News

2nd - John Diaz, San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial Cartoon

1st - Tom Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle

2nd - Steven DeCinzo, Metro Santa Cruz

Column

1st - George Cothran, San Francisco Weekly

2nd - Mike Cassidy, San Jose Mercury News

Honorable Mention - Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle

Honorable Mention - Joe Garofoli, Contra Costa Times

Spot News Story -- Individual

1st - Emily Gurnon, San Francisco Examiner

2nd - Dennis Taylor, San Jose Business Journal

Spot News Story -- Team

1st - Valley Times

2nd - San Francisco Chronicle

General News Story -- Individual

1st - David Ferris, The Argus

2nd - Thomas Mournian, San Francisco Bay Guardian

General News Story -- Team

1st - San Francisco Bay Guardian

2nd - San Jose Mercury News

Honorable Mention - San Francisco Weekly

Feature Story -- Light

1st - Candace Murphy, San Jose Mercury News

2nd - Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle

Feature Story -- Serious

1st - Lisa Davis, San Francisco Weekly

2nd - Gayle Vassar Melvin, Contra Costa Times

Series -- Individual

1st - Don Lattin, San Francisco Chronicle

2nd - Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle

Series -- Team

1st - San Francisco Chronicle

2nd (tie) - San Francisco Business Times

- San Francisco Chronicle

Technology Story

1st - Janet Rae-Dupree, San Jose Mercury News

2nd - Janet Rae-Dupree, San Jose Mercury News

Honorable Mention - Jon Swartz, San Francisco Chronicle

Honorable Mention - Dan Fost, San Francisco Chronicle

Business Story

1st - Steve Ginsberg and Lorna Fernandes, San Francisco Business Times

2nd - Steve Ginsberg and Adam Feuerstein, San Francisco Business Times

Honorable Mention - Peter Byrne, San Francisco Weekly

Entertainment Review

1st - Michael Sragow, San Francisco Weekly

2nd - Julie Hinds, San Jose Mercury News

Page One Design

1st - San Francisco Chronicle

2nd - San Francisco Bay Guardian

Inside Page Design

1st - Sue Morrow, San Jose Mercury News

2nd - Dorothy Yule, San Francisco Chronicle

Honorable Mention - Sue Morrow, San Jose Mercury News

Headline

1st - Dan Brown, San Jose Mercury News

2nd - San Francisco Bay Guardian

Specialty Story

1st - Michael Learmonth, Metro

2nd - Jack Boulware, San Francisco Weekly

Honorable Mention - David Plotnikoff, San Jose Mercury News

Sports - News Story

1st - Tim Keown, San Francisco Chronicle

2nd - Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle

Sports - Feature Story

1st - George Cothran, San Francisco Weekly

2nd - Tony Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle

Sports - Column

1st - Tim Keown, San Francisco Chronicle

2nd - C. W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle


NEWSPAPERS - NON-DAILIES ONLY

General News Story

1st - San Francisco Bay Guardian

2nd - Mary Spicuzza, Metro Santa Cruz

Feature Story

1st - Julie Snyder, San Francisco Bay Guardian

2nd - Kristen Bole, San Francisco Business Times

Page Design

1st - San Francisco Bay Guardian

2nd - Contra Costa Tri-Valley Business Times

Editorial

1st - Tim Redmond, San Francisco Bay Guardian

2nd - Donna Hemmila, Contra Costa Tri-Valley Business Times

Column

1st - Dick Sparrer, Concord Transcript

2nd - John Bowman, San Jose Business Journal


PRINT PHOTOGRAPHY

Spot News Photo

1st - Karen T. Borchers, San Jose Mercury News

2nd - Frederic Larson, San Francisco Chronicle

Honorable Mention - Bob Larson

Feature Photo

1st -Eugene H. Louie, San Jose Mercury News

2nd - Deanne Fitzmaurice, San Francisco Chronicle

Honorable Mention - Carlos Gonzales, San Francisco Chronicle

Honorable Mention - Patrick Tehan, San Jose Mercury News

Sports Photo

1st - Patrick Tehan, San Jose Mercury News

2nd - Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News

Photo Series

1st - Frederic Larson, San Francisco Chronicle

2nd - Eugene H. Louie, San Jose Mercury News

Best Photo - Non-Dailies

1st - Kristopher Skinner, Contra Costa Sun

2nd - Dean Coppola, Walnut Creek Journal


TELEVISION PHOTOGRAPH

Feature Photography

1st - Jeff Pierce, KRON-TV

2nd- Jeff Pierce, KRON-TV

Talk or Interview Show

1st - Stewart Cheifet Production

2nd - Stewart Cheifet Productions

Honorable Mention - KCSM-TV


MAGAZINES

Feature Story - Light

1st - San Jose Magazine

2nd - San Jose Magazine

Feature Story - Serious

1st - San Jose Magazine

2nd - San Jose Magazine


TRADE PUBLICATIONS

Product Trend or Review

1st - Ed Bott and Christine Grech Wendin, PC/Computing

2nd - Chris O'Malley, Liesl La Grange Noble and Christine Grech Wendin, PC/Computing

Feature Story

1st - Rich Schwerin, Ron White, Martin Sargent, PC/Computing

2nd - Leslie Ayers and Christine Wendin, PC/Computing