Times columnist Mike Downey has been voted 1995 sportswriter of the year for California by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Assn. It is the seventh time he has won the award. Vin Scully was the state's top sportscaster.
National winners are Bob Costas of NBC-TV and Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated. Sportscaster Dick Enberg and writer Dan Jenkins will be inducted into the NSSA's hall of fame April 29.