CORONADO — The Los Angeles Times won first place for general excellence among California's largest daily newspapers Saturday in the California Newspaper Publishers Assn. annual better newspapers competition.
The Marin Independent Journal, the News Chronicle of Thousand Oaks and the Pittsburg Post Dispatch won CNPA's general excellence awards in smaller circulation categories for dailies.
Top honors among California's weekly newspapers in different circulation categories were won by the Chico News & Review, The La Costan of Carlsbad and the Del Mar Citizen.
Among dailies with more than 75,000 daily circulation, the Los Angeles Times was ranked first and the San Jose Mercury News second in general excellence.