Thursday, June 1, 2006

2006 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards

FOSTER CITY -- Bay Area print journalists, photographers, radio and television personnel and public relations professionals were presented with 226 awards of excellence in 90 categories at the Peninsula Press Club's 29th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner here tonight.

The Peninsula Press Club's annual Professional Journalism Awards Competition dinner was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City.

The winners were selected from 578 entries from media professionals in the 11 Greater Bay Area counties. Competition was for work done in 2005. Entries were judged by the Florida Press Club, Milwaukee Press Club, the Press Club of Cleveland, and the Press Club of Southeast Texas. The photography staff of the Oregonian, Portland, Ore., judged the photo entries coordinated by Paul Sakuma of the Associated Press.

Also, $3,600 in scholarships were presented. Two $1,500 scholarships in the name of the late San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen were awarded to Josh Hoffman, Burlingame High School, and Alexis Terrazas, College of San Mateo. A one time $600 scholarship in the name of the late Peninsula sportswriter Merv Harris was awarded to Emmanuel Padilla, Jefferson High School, Daly City.

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Kevin Fagan presented a short keynote on his award-winning "Shame on the City" series.

The complete list of winners follows:


NEWSPAPERS - Dailies over 75,000 circulation (Division A)

Editorial
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "No Refuge/How California is failing its foster children." Pati Poblete
Second -- San Jose Mercury News "Gonzales Should Step Down." Barbara Marshman

Columns-News/Political
First -- San Jose Mercury News "The Columns of Patty Fisher." Patty Fisher
Second -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "The Columns of Ann DuBay." Ann DuBay
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Chronicle "Matier and Ross." Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross

Columns-Feature
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "The Columns of Jon Carroll." Jon Carroll
Second -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "The Columns of Chris Coursey." Chris Coursey
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News "The Columns of Gary Richards." Gary Richards

Columns-Sports
First -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "The Columns of Lowell Cohn." Lowell Cohn

Breaking News
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Shelley Quits." Christian Berthelsen, Vanessa Hua, John Wildermuth
Second -- San Francisco Examiner "Horror by the Bay." Examiner Staff
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Chronicle "Pope John Paul II/ 1920-2005." Don Lattin

News Story
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Arctic Oil Series." Zachary Coile
Second -- San Francisco Chronicle "Elderly immigrants used in Medicare scam." Erin McCormick
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Chronicle "Family Demands the Truth." Robert Collier

Continuing Coverage
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "No. 2 Official at UC Quits Suddenly, et alia." Todd Wallack, Tanya Schevitz
Second -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Too fast, too young." Press Democrat Staff Writers
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News "Program raises spying concern." Mercury News Staff

Series
First -- San Jose Mercury News "High Stakes Games for Kids." Mark Emmons
Second -- San Jose Mercury News "The Fall of Saigon -- One Family's Story." K. Oanh Ha, Jessie Mangaliman
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Chronicle "A Time of Change." Matthew B. Stannard

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Real or Fake? Choosing a Christmas Tree..." Joe Garofoli
Second -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Love Match: Wine and Singles." Virginie Boone

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Historian Iris Chang won many battles/ The war she lost raged within." Heidi Benson
Second -- San Francisco Chronicle "The Colony/ Homeless in the Suburbs/ Solano's Hidden Homeless." Kevin Fagan

Analysis
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Unpopular options underlie ideas to fix Social Security." Carolyn Lochhead
Second -- San Francisco Chronicle "Governor's call to arms causing deep divisions." Carla Marinucci

Technology Story
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Online Crime: A Booming Business." Carrie Kirby
Second -- San Francisco Chronicle "Cutting edge, without a scalpel." Benjamin Pimentel
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Chronicle "Internet Banking." Carrie Kirby, Jenny Strasberg

Business Story
First -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Viansa/ 360 Global Wine." Kevin McCallum
Second -- San Jose Mercury News "A Tale of Two Valleys." Chris O'Brien

Entertainment Review
First -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Revenge of the Sith." John Beck
Second -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat ""Bent"." Dan Taylor
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News "King Kong: Thumbs Up." Bruce Newman

Specialty Story
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Extending Family/Four generations help a Bay Area woman rediscover her New Orleans roots." Olivia Wu
Second -- San Jose Mercury News "Chuck Williams: The Man Who Put 'Gourmet' into Everyday Kitchens." Carolyn Jung

Sports Story
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "The Scholarship Chase/Northern California Soccer/Are Goals Really Within Reach?" Tom Fitzgerald
Second -- San Jose Mercury News "Walking into the Fire." Mark Emmons
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Chronicle "Near-death experience spurs Cal basketball coach." Ron Kroichick

Sports Game Story
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Texas' time." Henry Schulman

Page Design
First -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Table manners." Dennis Bolt
Second -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "DeYoung Museum." Dennis Bolt
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News "A Papal Funeral." Mercury News Staff

Headline
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "New food pyramid difficult to digest." Warren Pederson
Second -- San Francisco Chronicle "A bridge so far." Jon Ferguson
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Chronicle "Seven-year Pitch/Giants will put their fan base to the ultimate test." Larry Yant


NEWSPAPERS - Dailies UNDER 75,000 circulation (Division B)

Editorial
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Gang violence's true victim." Jon Mays
Second -- Palo Alto Daily News "Accused officer should be retried." Diana Diamond
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Daily News "City's officials shouldn't take gift of tickets." Diana Diamond
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Daily News "City probe may create more woes." Diana Diamond

Columns-News/Political
First -- Palo Alto Daily News "Columns by Diana Diamond (1)." Diana Diamond
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Columns by Bill Silverfarb." Bill Silverfarb
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Columns by Michelle Durand." Michelle Durand

Columns-Feature
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Columns by Michelle Durand." Michelle Durand
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Columns by Bill Silverfarb." Bill Silverfarb
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times "Columns by John Horgan." John Horgan

Columns-Sports
First -- Palo Alto Daily News "Columns by John Reid." John Reid
Second -- Palo Alto Daily News "Columns by Dylan Kruse." Dylan Kruse
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal "The Sports Lounge." Nathan Mollat

Breaking News
First -- San Mateo County Times "Killings stun San Mateo." Malaika Fraley, Amy Yarbrough, Nicole Neroulias
Second -- Palo Alto Daily News "Anarchists protest downtown." Jean Whitney, Jason Green, Jeramy Gordon, Tony Avelar

News Story
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Problems plague Bart." Dana Yates
Second -- Palo Alto Daily News "Teens told of erotic careers." Jean Whitney
Honorable Mention -- The Argus "Boy describes harrowing night." Grace Rauh

Continuing Coverage
First -- Marin Independent Journal "Coverage of Execution of Stanley Tookie Williams." Tad Whitaker
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Murder of Raymond Gardner." Michelle Durand
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Bay Meadows." Dana Yates

Series
First -- Oakland Tribune "A Body's Burden: Our Chemical Legacy." Douglas Fischer
Second -- San Mateo County Times "Gangs of San Mateo County." San Mateo County Times Staff
Honorable Mention -- Marin Independent Journal "Your Money, Their Pensions." Keri Brenner

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- San Mateo County Times "A Fish Called Puffer." Julia Scott
Second -- The Argus "He's Got a Lot of Pull." Grace Rauh
Honorable Mention -- Santa Cruz Sentinel "UCSC: Just say 'gnome' to massive booze fests." Jondi Gumz
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times "Graveyard Tales." Julia Scott

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- The Argus "Reporter tracks down Jewish roots." Grace Rauh
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Wonder siblings." Heather Murtagh
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times "A Growing Scourge." Julia Scott
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times "Sister vows to help others avoid gangs." Nicole Neroulias

Analysis
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal "The ultimate outsider." Jon Mays
Second -- Santa Cruz Sentinel "UCSC growth plan taken to task." Jondi Gumz
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Political camp tries forming in Burlingame." Stephen Baxter

Technology Story
First -- San Mateo County Times "Game Central." Tim Simmers

Business Story
First -- San Mateo County Times "Pinched by Prices." Tim Simmers
Second -- San Mateo County Times "United Plans to Shrink Pensions." Tim Simmers
Honorable Mention -- Santa Cruz Sentinel "UCSC's Red Ink." Jondi Gumz

Entertainment Review
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Trendspotting." Cheri Lucas
Second -- Palo Alto Daily News "Tainted Justice' is fun whodunit." John Angell Grant
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Daily News "Lighthearted 'Song' sings a timely tune." John Angell Grant

Specialty Story
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Beating cancer one step at a time." Emanuel Lee
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal "How sweet it is." Heather Murtagh

Sports Story
First -- Palo Alto Daily News "Basketball helps with healing." Vytas Mazeika
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal "More than a game." Nathan Mollat
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Daily News "A woman amongst boys." Vytas Mazeika
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Daily News "Fourth-grade pact fulfilled." John Reid
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Daily News "Awalt relives magical season." John Reid

Sports Game Story
First -- Palo Alto Daily News "A classic win without Lin." John Reid
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal "HMB wins CCS championship." Emanuel Lee
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Daily News "Cardinal best of Pac, NCAA." John Reid

Page Design
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Benedict XVI." Bill Silverfarb
Second -- Palo Alto Daily News "Anarchists protest downtown." Jeramy Gordon

Headline
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Purrfect murder?." Michelle Durand
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal "Dog ban commanded to sit, heel." Stephen Baxter
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily News "Sabina, the teenage black belt." Vytas Mazeika


NEWSPAPERS - Non-dailies (Division C)

Editorial
First -- Almaden Resident "Missing files must be returned immediately." Gregory Watkins
Second -- San Francisco Business Times "Preschool lesson: if you want it, pay for it." Jim Gardner

Columns-News/Political
First -- SF Weekly "Matt Smith." Matt Smith
Second -- Palo Alto Weekly "The last night at Rickey's." Don Kazak

Columns-Feature
First -- Palo Alto Weekly "Columns of Jay Thorwaldson." Jay Thorwaldson
Second -- Cupertino Courier "Columns of Sandy Sims." Sandy Sims

Columns-Sports
First -- Almaden Resident "Columns of Dick Sparrer." Dick Sparrer

Breaking News
First -- Campbell Reporter "Up in Smoke." Moryt Milo
Second -- Los Gatos Weekly-Times "Blast!." Lisa Sibley, Moryt Milo
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Weekly "The End." Bill D'Agostino

News Story
First -- Palo Alto Weekly "Moonlighting' utilities workers under investigation." Bill D'Agostino, Jay Thorwaldson
Second -- Willow Glen Resident "Garden tools are popular with thieves cruising in Willow Glen." Alicia Upano
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Bay Guardian "Torture Air." A.C. Thompson

Continuing Coverage
First -- Palo Alto Weekly "Student Stress." Alexandria Rocha
Second -- Pacifica Tribune "Teen Drunk Driving Accident and Community Aftermath." Chris Hunter, Elaine Larsen, Jane Northrup
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Business Times "Stem Cell Institute." Daniel S. Levine, Lizette Wilson

Series
First -- San Francisco Bay Guardian "Hunter's Point Housing Project." A.C. Thompson

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- Palo Alto Weekly "Out On Their Own." Sue Dremann
Second -- Campbell Reporter "Campbell's Bounty: Harvesters descend on local backyards." Alicia Upano
First -- Pacific Sun "The Freedom to Choose." Jill Kramer

Feature Story of Serious Nature
Second -- SF Weekly "The Lifesaver." Nate Cavalieri
Honorable Mention -- Saratoga News "Goal Keeper." Jennifer K. McBride

Analysis
First -- Palo Alto Weekly "Here Comes Housing." Jocelyn Dong

Technology Story
First -- San Francisco Business Times "High Noon at Gamers' Gulch." Adrienne Sanders

Business Story
First -- Cupertino Courier "Life of Grime." Hugh Biggar
Second -- San Francisco Business Times "The $600M Question." Chris Rauber
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Bay Guardian "Conning the Pros." A.C. Thompson

Entertainment Review
First -- Palo Alto Weekly "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Susan Tavernetti
Second -- Palo Alto Weekly "Review of "The Chronicles of Narnia"." Tyler Martin Hanley

Specialty Story
First -- Pacific Sun "Overprescribed Drugs." Jill Kramer
Second -- J. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California "A solid Golda performance - Actress brings Israel's Iron Lady to Bay Area stage." Dan Pine

Sports Story
First -- SF Weekly "Here Comes the Fog." Tommy Craggs
Second -- Cupertino Courier "Throw Back." Hugh Biggar, Anne Ward Ernst
Honorable Mention -- J. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California "Knockout! In this corner: San Mateo's world-champion." Joe Eskenazi

Sports Game Story
First -- Los Gatos Weekly-Times "Wildcats win CCS football championship." Dick Sparrer

Page Design
First -- Palo Alto Weekly "Abuse of Power." Carol Hubenthal
Second -- San Francisco Business Times "Bay Area Biotech." Carol Collier
Honorable Mention -- J. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California "Finding light in the darkness." Cathleen Maclearie, Joyce Goldschmid

Headline
First -- Los Gatos Weekly-Times "Striking a Match/Couples Click." Dick Sparrer
Second -- Saratoga News "Plain Speaking/ Air Males." Dick Sparrer


MAGAZINES / TRADE PUBLICATIONS (Division D)

Editorial
Second -- The Wave Magazine "Editor's Note." John Newlin

Columns-News/Political
First -- San Jose Magazine "UPFRONT." Larry Gerston

Columns-Feature
First -- San Jose Magazine "Off the Wall." Murry Frymer
Second -- The Wave Magazine "The Final Last Word." Sean Baby

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- San Jose Magazine "Woman of the Year." Jodi Engle
Second -- San Jose Magazine "Great Dates at Your Doorstep." Jodi Engle
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Magazine "Signature Studies." Jodi Engle

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- San Jose Magazine "Mercury Uprising." Martin Cheek
Second -- The Wave Magazine "Turf Wars - What will it take to bring Major League to San Jose." Steven Goldstein

Technology Story
First -- San Jose Magazine "Fathers of Invention." Jodi Engle
Second -- Edutopia Magazine "Pod People." Cheri Lucas
Honorable Mention -- Wines & Vines "Bale Construction Turns Straw Into Architectural Gold." Jane Firstenfeld

Business Story
First -- San Jose Magazine "Benefits Beyond the Fringe." Thomas Zizzo, Mandy Major
Second -- San Jose Magazine "Salary Size Up." Thomas Zizzo
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Magazine "Man of the Year." Martin Cheek

Specialty Story
First -- San Jose Magazine "Surviving Singledom." Mandy Major, Jodi Engle
Second -- The Wave Magazine "Super Supper." Allison Bing
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Magazine "New Year, New You." Mandy Major

Sports Story
First -- The Wave Magazine "Ice-capades." John Newlin

Page Design
First -- San Jose Magazine "Bottoms Up!." Jerome Callens
Second -- San Jose Magazine "Anchors Away." Jerome Callens
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Magazine "50 things you didn't know about ... Senator Liz Figueroa." Jerome Callens
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Magazine "Mercury Uprising." Jerome Callens


EDITORIAL CARTOONS (Division E)

First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Tom Meyer Cartoons." Tom Meyer
Second -- Berkeley Daily Planet "United Airlines." Justin DeFreitas
Honorable Mention -- East Bay Business Times "Chris Strach Cartoons." Chris Strach


PRINT PHOTOGRAPHY (Division F)

Spot News Photograph
First -- San Francisco Chronicle "Interrogation in Iraq." Kim Komenich
Second -- San Jose Mercury News "Tsunami's Wake." Pauline Lubens
Honorable Mention -- The Press Democrat "Deep Throat." John Burgess

General News Photography
First -- San Jose Mercury News "A Governor's Challenge." Dai Sugano
Second -- Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Welcome Back From Iraq." John Burgess
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times "Clean Up." John J. Green

Feature Photography
First -- Palo Alto Weekly "Scattered Showers." Norbert von der Groeben
Second -- San Francisco Chronicle "Chain of Command." Kim Komenich
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News "Skaters' Shadows." Patrick Tehan

Sports Action Photography
First -- Santa Cruz Sentinel "Holy Roller." Shmuel Thaler
Second -- The Examiner, Peninsula "Aragon Basketball." Doug Oakley
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times "Dog Escapes." Mathew Sumner

Sports Feature Photography
First -- San Mateo County Times "Going Out of My Head." John J. Green
Second -- San Jose Mercury News "Horse Haven." Kimberly P. Mitchell
Honorable Mention -- Santa Cruz Sentinel "In the Swim." Shmuel Thaler

Photo Series or Picture Story
First -- San Jose Mercury News "A Governor's Fall From Grace." Dai Sugano
Second -- San Francisco Chronicle "Married with Child." Mike Kepka
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Chronicle "The Battle for Hearts and Minds." Kim Komenich


RADIO (Division G)

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- KCBS Radio "What's in a Name." Mike Sugerman
Second -- KQED Radio "Brundibar." Judy Campbell

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- KCBS Radio "Katrina's Wake." Doug Sovern
Second -- KQED Radio "Injured Soldiers." Jason Margolis

Breaking News
First -- KCBS Radio "New Year's Storm." KCBS News Team

Interview or Talk Show
First -- KSFO AM/KFBK AM "Voices of Soldiers." Melanie Morgan, Mark Williams, Holly Williams

Special Program
First -- KCBS Radio "Pot Clubs." Doug Sovern
Second -- KSFO AM "Voices of Soldiers." Melanie Morgan, Mark Williams, Holly Williams
Honorable Mention -- KQED Radio "Health Dialogues." Scott Shafer, Andrea Kissack, David Gorn

Documentary
First -- KQED Radio "Health Dialogues - Borders of Health." Scott Shafer, Sasha Khokha, Andrea Kissack, Kenny Goldberg
Second -- KCBS Radio "Hired Hands." Matt Bigler
Honorable Mention -- KPFA Radio "Crime Pays: A Look at Who's Getting Rich From The Prison Boom." JoAnn Mar

Sports Story
First -- KCBS Radio "Remembering Bill King." Steve Bitker

Use of Sound
First -- KCBS Radio "Ipod Ears." Doug Sovern
Second -- KQED Radio "Gay Marriage Anniversary." Sarah Varney


TELEVISION (Division H)

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- KNTV NBC 11 "Cornerstone Gardens." Mary Orlin, Mark Oltz, Mary Babbitt

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- KNTV NBC 11 "Autism: The Hidden Epidemic." Dean C. Smith, Sandy Castelblanco
Second -- KPIX CBS 5 "The Bipolar Child - The Life of Riley." Allen Martin
Honorable Mention -- KNTV NBC 11 "Nathan's Hope." Dean C. Smith, Garvin Thomas

Public Affairs Program
First -- KPIX CBS 5 "The Real Deal with Jeanette Pavini." Jeanette Pavini, Ed Nieto, Tim Hazen, Shane Calvert
Second -- KPIX CBS 5 "Bay Area Mayors In The Public Eye." Tim Didion, Hank Plante

Interview or Talk Program
First -- KPIX CBS 5 "The Real Deal with Jeanette Pavini." Jeanette Pavini, Ed Nieto, Tim Hazen, Shane Calvert
Second -- KTVU Channel 2 "We Beat The Streets." Mark Curtis, Stephanie Kellmar

Special Program
First -- KGO ABC 7 "Vietman! 30 Years Later." Thuy Vu
Second -- KNTV NBC 11 "Golden Grape Awards." Mary Orlin, Mary Babbitt, Mark Oltz, Barb Moffatt, Jonathan Drum

Documentary
First -- KNTV NBC 11 "Fleming Jenkins (part 1 & 2)." Mary Orlin, Mark Oltz, Mary Babbitt
Second -- KNTV NBC 11 "Personal Wine Cave (part 1 & 2)." Mary Orlin, Mark Oltz, Mary Babbitt

Videography
First -- KNTV NBC 11 "Oltz Composite." Mark Oltz
Second -- KFTY 50 "Bollini Composite." Chris Bollini
Honorable Mention -- KNTV NBC 11 "Smith Composite." Dean C. Smith
Honorable Mention -- KNTV NBC 11 "The French Laundry." Jonathan Drum

Editing
First -- KNTV NBC 11 "Legends of Rock." Jonathan Drum
Honorable Mention -- KFTY 50 "Bollini Composite." Chris Bollini
Honorable Mention -- KNTV NBC 11 "Oltz Composite." Mark Oltz


WEB SITE (Division I)

First -- San Jose Mercury News "www.mercurynewsphoto.com." Dia Sugano,
Richard Koci Hernandez & Photo Staff
Second -- San Jose Mercury News "www.mercurynews.com." Mercury News Staff
Honorable Mention -- Greatschools.net "www.greatschools.net." Bill Jackson, Lisa Rosenthal,
Marian Wilde

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SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

$1500 Herb Caen Scholarshp
Josh Hoffman. Burlingame High School, Burlingame
Alexis Terrazas, College of San Mateo, San Mateo

$600 Merv Harris
Emmanuel Padilla, Jefferson High School, Daly City

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