Monday, June 4, 2007

30th Annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards

Bay Area print journalists, photographers, radio and television personnel and public relations professionals were presented with 232 awards of excellence in 97 categories at the Peninsula Press Club's 30th 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 522 entries from media professionals in the 11 Greater Bay Area counties. Competition was for work done in 2006. Entries were judged by the Florida Press Club, Milwaukee Press Club, the Press Club of Cleveland, San Diego Press Club and the Press Club of Southeast Texas. The photography staff of Orange County Register judged the photo entries coordinated by Paul Sakuma of the Associated Press.

Two $1,500 scholarships in the name of the late San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen were awarded to Hannah Hoffman, Burlingame High School, and Shaminder Dulai, San Jose State University.

The complete list of winners follows:

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

Editorial
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Arduous Road to Healthy Future," Ed Clendaniel
Second -- The Press Democrat, "Karr Files: Sometimes government needs to be reminded it's the people's business," Peter Golis
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News, "What He Should Say," Barbara Marshman

Columns-News/Political
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Columns of Scott Herhold," Scott Herhold
Second -- The Press Democrat, "Columns of Ann Dubay," Ann Dubay
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News, "Columns of Patty Fisher," Patty Fisher

Columns-Feature
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Male Call," Jeff Thomas
Second -- The Press Democrat, "The Columns of Chris Coursey," Chris Coursey
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News, "The Columns of Mike Cassidy," Mike Cassidy

Columns-Sports
First -- The Press Democrat, "The Columns of Lowell Cohen," Lowell Cohen
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "The Columns of Mike Purdy," Mark Purdy

Breaking News
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Indicted Mayor: I Won't Resign," San Jose Mercury News
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Inside the HP Privacy Drama," San Jose Mercury News

News Story
First -- The Press Democrat, "Illegal Immigrants," Martin Espinosa
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Public Safety Disabled," John Woolfolk

Continuing Coverage
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice," Fredric N. Tulsky
Second -- The Press Democrat, "Bishop Walsh: Failure to Report," Martin Espinoza, Guy Kovner

Series
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Frank's Fight," Mark Emmons
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Fury on the Range," Julia Prodis Sulek
Honorable Mention -- The Press Democrat, "Roseland Journal," Martin Espinoza, Jeremy Hay, Rayne Wolfe

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Call me...or text me...or e-mail me...," Mark De La Vina
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Game Control Gives Disabled Chance to Play," Mike Antonucci

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Laurie Survived," Howard Mintz
Second -- The Press Democrat, "Giving Thanks," Susan Swartz
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News, "Road Life Wearies Harmonica Virtuoso," Brad Kava

Analysis
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Bribery Charge Raises Legal Eyebrows," Barry Witt

Technology Story
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "What Do They Know About You?," Elise Ackerman

Business Story
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "What's Wrong in the Fight Against Anthrax?," Steve Johnson
Second -- The Press Democrat, "Jess Jackson: Taken for a ride," Kevin McCallum

Entertainment Review
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "She's bad...really, really bad," Bruce Newman
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Hot Words, Cold House," Karen D'Souza

Specialty Story
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "The Horns of Pamplona," Michael Martinez
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Soda With a Story," Carolyn Jung
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News, "Bodies by Bollywood," Nerissa Pacio

Sports Story
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "A Big Loss," Mark Emmons
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Is the System Fair?," Jon Wilner
Honorable Mention -- The Press Democrat, "Saints Unlikely Saviors of the City," Bob Padecky
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News, "In the Home Stretch," Mark Emmons

Sports Game Story
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Snow Throne," Elliott Almond
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Thumbs Up," Daniel Brown

Page Design
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "The Ax Falls in the Valley," Shraddha Swaroop,
Michael Tribble
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Hate Crowds?," Stephanie Grace Lim
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News, "Monster Mash-up," Martin Gee
Honorable Mention -- The Press Democrat, "1906 Earthquake," Dennis Bolt


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

Editorial
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "The Trouble With Trees," Jon Mays
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Gambling Bill Should be Left to Die," Jon Mays
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Did the Boycott Make its Point?," Jon Mays

Columns-News/Political
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Columns by Bill Silverfarb," Bill Silverfarb
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Off the Beat by Michelle Durand," Michelle Durand
Honorable Mention -- Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Reporter at Large," Jondi Gumz

Columns-Feature
First -- Palo Alto Daily News, "Columns by LJ Anderson," L.J. Anderson
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Columns by Bill Silverfarb," Bill Silverfarb
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Off the Beat by Michelle Durand," Michelle Durand

Columns-Sports
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "The Sports Lounge," Nathan Mollat
Second -- Palo Alto Daily News, "Columns by John Reid," John Reid
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Columns by Emanuel Lee," Emanuel Lee

Breaking News
First -- Daily News Group, "Toppled Tree Crushes Rruck," Banks Albach
Second -- San Mateo County Times, "Air Travelers Deal With Increased Security," Michael Manekin

News Story
First -- San Mateo County Times, "Thinkstream, San Carlos Deal Dubious," Rebekah Gordon
Second -- San Francisco Examiner, Peninsula Edition, "Parent Says School Broke Special Ed Law," Edward Carpenter
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times, "Waterproof?," Julia Scott

Continuing Coverage
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Peninsula Interchange Eminent Domain Threat," Dana Yates, Heather Murtagh
Second -- The Argus, "Mechanics Cry Foul Over Relocation Fee," Matthew Artz
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times, "Devil's Slide," Julia Scott
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "The Battle to Save Coyote Point Museum," Dana Yates
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "The Trial of Mayor Mike King," Michelle Durand

Series
First -- San Mateo County Times, "A Shakeup of Epic Proportions," Suzanne Bohan, Julia Scott, Saqib Rahim, Ian Hoffman
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Who are the Immigrants?," Heather Murtagh, Dana Yates
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times, "One Year After Katrina," Rebekah Gordon

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Gettin' into the Groove," Heather Murtagh
Second -- San Mateo County Times, "Tried and True," Julia Scott
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Stiletto Workouts," Dana Yates

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- Oakland Tribune, "Murder and Redemption," Kristin Bender
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Charting a new path," Heather Murtagh
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times, "Driven to the Abyss," Suzanne Bohan
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times, "Undercover Stings Target San Mateo Day Laborers," Aaron Kinney, Michael Manekin
Honorable Mention -- The Daily Review, "No Regrets," Matt O'Brien

Analysis
First -- The Daily Review, "Latino Political Representation in Hayward," Matt O'Brien, Martin Ricard
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Track Battle Doesn't Have Height Fight's Verve," Jon Mays
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Five Years Later -- Was Ken White Worth It?" Jon Mays

Technology Story
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Your Wireless Future Awaits," Heather Murtagh

Business Story
First -- San Mateo County Times, "Auto Magic," Tim Simmers
Second -- San Mateo County Times, "Local Labels Sing the Blues," Tim Simmers
Honorable Mention -- Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Sole Scuffle," Jondi Gumz
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times, "Slow to Recover From 9/11," Tim Simmers

Entertainment Review
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Trend Spotting," Cheri Lucas
Second -- Palo Alto Daily News, "'Waltz' Dances Around Bizarre Circumstance," John Angell Grant

Specialty Story
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Canadians Party Like It's a Summer Job," Cheri Lucas
Second -- San Mateo County Times, "Vintage Character," Tim Simmers
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Breweries Boast Beer Bounty," Heather Murtagh

Sports Story
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Healing One Day at a Time," Emanuel Lee
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Life Off the Court Not Always Easy," Emanuel Lee
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily News, "The Pride of the Padres?," Vytas Mazeika

Sports Game Story
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Serra: Finally!" Emanuel Lee
Second -- Palo Alto Daily News, "Paly Prevails in Instant Classic," John Reid
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Daily News, "'The Shield' Goes to Dons," Vytas Mazeika

Ad Design
First -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Downtown San Mateo," Nicola Zeuzem
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "The 'Wow' Experience," Nicola Zeuzem

Headline
First -- Palo Alto Daily News, "Dip in CHiPs," Jamie Casini, Eric White
Second -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "Coroner Plots Fee Increase," Michelle Durand
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Daily, "City Dunks Cookie-Scented Bus Stops," Jamie Morrow
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo Daily Journal, "No, Speed Racer, No," Heather Murtagh

NEWSPAPERS - Non-dailies (Division C)

Editorial
First -- San Francisco Business Times, "Expulsion Only Remedy for Failed S.F. School Board," Jim Gardner
Second -- Los Gatos Weekly-Times, "Mayor is Conspicuously Absent," Dick Sparrer
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Business Times, "Poor Judgment, or Bad Advice, Keeps Governor From BIO," Jim Gardner

Columns-News/Political
First -- SF Weekly, "Columns of Matt Smith," Matt Smith
Second -- Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, "Columns by Diana Diamond," Diana Diamond
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Weekly, "Columns of Don Kazak," Don Kazak

Columns-Feature
First -- Los Gatos Weekly-Times, "Columns of Dick Sparrer," Dick Sparrer
Second -- Campbell Reporter, "Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder," Moryt Milo

Columns-Sports
First -- Almaden Resident, "Sports Columns by Dick Sparrer," Dick Sparrer

Breaking News
First -- Campbell Reporter, "Rough Day for Students Learning Safety," Alicia Upano
Second -- Palo Alto Weekly, "Garth Li Remembered/Tongan Royalty Death," Palto Alto Weekly Staff

News Story
First -- San Francisco Bay Guardian, "iJacked," Charles Russo
Second -- Bay Area Reporter, "25 Years into AIDS Epidemic, SF Examines its System of Care," Matthew S. Bajko
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Business Times, "FBI Seeks to Enroll Local Universities," Daniel S. Levine

Continuing Coverage
First -- Palo Alto Weekly, "School District Mismanagement," Alexandra Rocha, Becky Trout, Jay Thorwaldson, Don Kazak
Second -- The Alameda Journal, "Alameda Power & Telecom et al," Jeff Mitchell
Honorable Mention -- Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, "Chamber Mailer Creating Backlash," Timothy Roberts

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- SF Weekly, "Inside the Savage Nation," Ron Russell
Second -- Pacific Sun, "Marin Uncorked," Jill Kramer
Honorable Mention -- Los Gatos Weekly-Times, "Changing Times," Jason Sweeney

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- SF Weekly, "Cops Who Spy," A.C. Thompson
Second -- Pacific Sun, "Undocumented Workers," Jill Kramer
Honorable Mention -- Palo Alto Weekly, "The New Face of Philanthropy," Molly Tanenbaum

Analysis
First -- Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, "San Jose on a Losing Streak -- Bad Calls Bog Down City Plans," Sharon Simonson

Technology Story
First -- San Francisco Business Times, "Kink.com," Adrienne Sanders
Second -- San Francisco Business Times, "Biofuel Catches Fire," Lizette Wilson

Business Story
First -- San Francisco Business Times, "Just Doing Their Jobs," Adrienne Sanders, Daniel S. Levine, Eric Young
Second -- Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, "Close Ties, Dad Timing," Timothy Roberts
Honorable Mention -- San Francisco Business Times, "Executives of the Year," Lizette Wilson

Entertainment Review
First -- Berkeley Daily Planet, "Cowboy del Amor," Justin DeFreitas
Second -- Berkeley Daily Planet, "The Devil and Daniel Johnston," Justin DeFreitas

Specialty Story
First -- Palo Alto Weekly, "Senior Substance Abuse Rises," Sue Dremann
Second -- Pacific Sun, "The Latest Buzz," Jill Kramer
Honorable Mention -- Berkeley Daily Planet, "San Francisco Silent Film Festival," Justin DeFreitas

Sports Story
First -- SF Weekly, "Most Valuable Teammate," Martin Kuz
Second -- Los Gatos Weekly-Times, "Minor League," Dick Sparrer
Honorable Mention -- Saratoga News, "No. 1 Niner," Shannon Burkey

Sports Game Story
First -- Los Gatos Weekly-Times, "Blair is Perfect," Dick Sparrer

Page Design
First -- San Francisco Business Times, "Just Doing Their Jobs," Carol Collier
Second -- San Francisco Business Times, "Overpaid/Underpaid," Mitch Green

Headline
First -- Los Gatos Weekly-Times, "Do You See What I Sawed?," Dick Sparrer
Second -- Willow Glen Resident, "How Many People Does It Take to Change Street's Light Bulbs?" Moryt Milo

MAGAZINES / TRADE PUBLICATIONS (Division D)


Editorial
First -- San Francisco Bay Guardian, "The Condo War Continues," Tim Redmond
Second -- Valley Life Quarterly, "Grow Slow is Way to Go," Diana Diamond

Columns-News/Political
First -- San Jose Magazine, "Up Front," Larry Gerston
Second -- San Francisco Bay Guardian, "Editor's Notes," Tim Redmond

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

News Story
First -- San Francisco Bay Guardian, "From Here to Katrina," Steven T. Jones

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- San Francisco Bay Guardian, "As the World Turns," Merritt Grooms
Second -- The Wave Magazine, "Top 5 Chefs Under 35," John Newlin, Wave Staff
Honorable Mention -- Valley Life Quarterly, "The Psychology of Shopping," Diana Diamond

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- San Jose Magazine, "Funny Gal," Jodi Engle
Second -- San Francisco Bay Guardian, "It Flows Downhill," Sarah Jane Phelan

Analysis
First -- San Jose Magazine, "Political Primer With the Path to Politics," Larry Gerston, Leigh Weimers, Mandy Major

Business Story
First -- San Jose Magazine, "Winning Workplaces," Jennifer Roberts

Entertainment Review
First -- San Francisco Bay Guardian, "Offense Defense," Cheryl Eddy

Specialty Story
First -- San Jose Magazine, "Grape Adventures," Jennifer Roberts
Second -- San Jose Magazine, "Diverse Delicacies," Jennifer Roberts
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Magazine, "Super Size Me," Mandy Major

Sports Story
First -- San Jose Magazine, "Diamond in the Rough," Mandy Major
Second -- The Wave Magazine, "Diva on the Field," Steve Goldstein, John Newlin

Page Design
First -- San Jose Magazine, "Film Fever," Jerome Callens
Second -- San Jose Magazine, "Sweet on Shoes," Jerome Callens
Honorable Mention -- The Wave Magazine, "10 Things Every Dream Home Needs," Chris S. Schmauch

EDITORIAL CARTOONS (Division E)

Editorial Cartoons
First -- Berkeley Daily Planet, "Mousetrap," Justin DeFreitas
Second -- Berkeley Daily Planet, "September 10th," Justin DeFreitas
Honorable Mention -- Berkeley Daily Planet, "Media Balance," Justin DeFreitas

PRINT PHOTOGRAPHY (Division F)

Spot News Photography
First -- The Press Democrat, "Mudslide," John Burgess
Second -- San Mateo County Times, "Terrorist Threat," John J. Green
Honorable Mention -- Associated Press, "Fire on the Range," Paul Sakuma
Honorable Mention -- Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Arrest at Gunpoint," Shmuel Thaler

General News Photography
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Immigrant Rights," Nhat V. Meyer
Second -- San Francisco Chronicle, "Quake," Kate Wade
Honorable Mention -- Associated Press, "Eying Immigration," Paul Sakuma
Honorable Mention -- The Press Democrat, "Wild and Worldy Waves," Scott Manchester

Feature Photography
First -- Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Game Face (Perfect Pirouettes)," Shmuel Thaler
Second -- San Mateo County Times, "Best Burgers in Town," John J. Green
Honorable Mention -- Associated Press, "YouTube Billionaires," Tony Avelar
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times, "Mutton Buster," John J. Green

Sports Action Photography
First -- Associated Press, "Saved," Tony Avelar
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Buzzer Beater," Patrick Tehan
Honorable Mention -- Associated Press, "Headless Player," Paul Sakuma
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times, "Helping Hand," John J. Green

Sports Feature Photography
First -- San Francisco Chronicle, "60 Feet Under," Kate Wade
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Learning From Losing," Patrick Tehan
Honorable Mention -- Rise Magazine, "Big Man," Tony Avelar
Honorable Mention -- San Mateo County Times, "Cooling Off," John J. Green

Photo Series or Picture Story
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "Frank's Fight," Pauline Lubens
Second -- San Jose Mercury News, "Abdul Hakim's Journey," Pauline Lubens

RADIO (Division G)

Breaking News
First -- KCBS Radio, "Hit and Run," KCBS News Team
Second -- KQED Public Radio, "Lethal Injecton," Peter John Shuler, Sarah Varney,
Craig Miller, Judy Campbell & Tamara Keith

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- KCBS Radio, "Market Street," Mike Sugerman
Second -- KQED Public Radio, "Museum Quakes," Cyrus Musiker

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- KCBS Radio, "Back to the Bayou," Doug Sovern
Second -- KQED Public Radio, "Falun Gong," Stephanie Martin
Honorable Mention -- KQED Public Radio, "Hepatitis B," Sarah Varney

Public Affairs Program
First -- KQED Public Radio, "Health Dialogues -- Genes, Disease & Difference," Scott Shafer, Sarah Varney, David Minkow

Special Program
First -- KCBS Radio, "Starving for Perfection," Holly Quan

Documentary
First -- KCBS Radio, "Dying to Work," Doug Sovern

Sports Story
First -- KQED Public Radio, "Ball Hawk," Rob Schmitz
Second -- KCBS Radio, "Bonds," Doug Sovern

Use of Sound
First -- KCBS Radio, "Market Street," Mike Sugerman

TELEVISION (Division H)

Breaking News
First -- KPIX CBS 5, "Oakland Driveby," Manuel Ramos, Robert Moonan

Feature Story of Light Nature
First -- KNTV NBC 11, "Winery Photographer," Mary Orlin, Mark Oltz
Second -- KNTV NBC 11, "Pisoni Land," Mary Orlin, Jonathan Drum

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First -- KPIX CBS 5, "Liar Loans," Jeanette Pavini, Craig Franklin, Jeff Harris
Second -- KPIX CBS 5, "Christian Exodus," John Lobertini

Public Affairs Program
First -- KPIX CBS 5, "The Real Deal: Rip Offs & Scams," Jeanette Pavini
Second -- KPIX CBS 5, "The Real Deal: Giving Back," Jeanette Pavini, Teresa Jung, Shane Calvert, Tim Hazen

Special Program
First -- KPIX CBS 5, "The Wireless Runaround," Jeanette Pavini, Craig Franklin, Jeff Harris, Ed Nieto

Documentary
First -- KICU 36, "Mack Family -- How Men are Made," Alforde M. Joaquin
Second -- KTEH 54, "Dave Tatsuno -- Movies and Memories," Christina Lim, Scott Gracheff, Steve Kern, Matt Sbona

Sports Story
First -- KICU 36, "Mack Family -- Coach Bordelon," Anna Kagarakis, Alforde M. Joaquin
Second -- KICU 36, "Superstitions," Anna Kagarakis, Alforde M. Joaquin

Videography
First -- KNTV NBC 11, "Oltz Composite," Mark Oltz
Second -- KPIX CBS 5, "Mistrot Composite," Jennifer Mistrot

Editing
First -- KFTY 50, "Bollini Composite," Chris Bollini
Second -- KNTV NBC 11, "Drum Composite," Jonathan Drum

WEB SITE (Division I)

Overall Web Site
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "www.mercurynewsphoto.com," San Jose Mercury

News Photo Department
Second -- KCBS Radio, "www.kcbs.com," KCBS News & Web Team
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News, "www.sanjosemercurynews.com," San Jose Mercury News Team

General News
First -- Great Schools, "Can MySpace Be Good for Kids?," Marian Wilde
Second -- Great Schools, "Best Public School Values in the San Francisco Bay Area," Lisa Rosenthal, Sheri Harrison
Honorable Mention -- Great Schools, "Go Global Summer International Programs for Teens," Linda Strean

Multi Media
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "The Hmong," Dai Sugano, Richard Koci Hernandez, Geri Migielicz
Second -- KNTV NBC 11, "Echoes From The Past -- The 1906 Earthquake," Jan Boyd, Jim Monroem, Bobee Padilla, Mark Willson
Honorable Mention -- San Jose Mercury News, "Journey with Abdul Hakim," Pauline Lubens, Richard Koci Hernandez, Geri Migielicz

Blogs
First -- San Jose Mercury News, "AEI Blog," Mercury News Features Department

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

$1,500 Herb Caen Scholarshps
Hannah Hoffman, Burlingame High School
Shaminder Dulai, San Jose State University

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