The Greater Los Angeles Press Club award for the best overall coverage in 1986 by a daily newspaper of 100,000 circulation or more was presented Friday night to the Los Angeles Times during the organization's 29th annual awards ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire.
The Times won six other first-place awards.
Press Club of San Francisco members who judged the competition called The Times "the complete newspaper" and said its coverage of national, world, state and local news is "all of superior quality."
The Times also won the top prize for the best spot news reporting by print media for its coverage of the collision of an Aeromexico jetliner and a private plane over Cerritos last Aug. 31.
In the broadcast field, radio station KNX won a dozen first-place awards and television station KTLA won seven.
Other top winners Friday night included the Los Angeles Herald Examiner for investigative reporting in the paper's coverage of problems in the Southern California Rapid Transit District, the Pasadena Star-News for best overall coverage by a daily newspaper of less than 100,000 circulation and the Long Beach Press-Telegram for newswriting on the Cerritos plane collision.