ORANGE COUNTY PRESS CLUB
General Excellence Breaking News
1st: Los Angeles Times Staff for "Wind-Fueled Firestorms Tear Through Southern California."
Dexter Filkins, Michael Wagner, Rene Lynch, Rene Tawa with contributors Len Hall, Leslie Earnest, Nancy Cleeland, Matt Lait, H.G. Reza, David Puckett, Kari Rene Hall, Alex Gallardo, Alex Garcia, Gail Fisher, Jerry Hicks, Greg Johnson, Shelby Grad, Lisa Richardson, Hope Hamashige, and Greg Miller
2nd: Los Angeles Times Staff for "Rubino Judge Calls A Mistrial in First OC Bancruptcy Case."
Davan Maharaj with contributors Dexter Filkins, Anna Cekola, J.R. Moehringer, Michael Wagner and Debra Vrana.
3rd: Los Angeles Times Staff for "Citron Sentenced to a Year in Jail for Role in Bancruptcy."
Michael Wagner, Davan Mahara, Matt Lait, Shelby Grad and Al Schaben.
General Excellence Project or Special Series
1st: Los Angeles Times for "Shelter on Stage" special section. Rebecca Trounson and Gail Fisher.
3rd: Los Angles Times Staff for coverage of the Hixon fire. Geoff Boucher, Geraldine Wilkins-Kasinga, David Puckett and Chuck Nigash.
1st (tie): Lee Romney, "False Alarm Leads to Man's Fatal Shooting"
1st (tie): Ken Ellingwood, J.R. Moehringer and Rebecca Trounson for "Freeway Killer Bonin Executed"
3rd: Renee Tawa for "Terrifying Day on Afton Lane"
1st: Dianne Klein for "Alexandra the Great" (with contributor Sheila Kern)
2nd: Dexter Filkins for "Seeking Pay for Secret War"
3rd: Greg Miller for "Cyberspace Sherlocks Hunt Virus Vandals"
1st: J.R. Moehringer for "A Drunk Teen Wrecks"
2nd: Nancy Wride for "Gaining Altitude" (Sarah Deal)
Sports Action Story
1st: Mike DiGiovanna for "Child's Play"
2nd: Martin Beck for "Woods Shoots a Record 61"
3rd: Lon Eubanks for "Loyd Supplies Power in Victory Over Rice"
Sports Feature Story
1st: Mike DiGiovanna for "A Father's Prayer"
3rd: J.R. Moehringer for "Fans, Players Both Back in Swing"
1st: Dana Parsons for "Scandal Worthy of an Austen Novel: 'Blame and Denial' "
2nd: Martin Miller for "Where Others Fear to Mud"
3rd: Mike Boehm for "Spit and Polish Styles"
1st: Eric Bailey, Peter M. Warren, Dexter Filkins, Gebe Martinez, Matt Lait and Dan Morain "Republican Reign: Orange County Conservatives and the Pursuit of Power"
Beat Reporting Portfolio
1st: Greg Miller for coverage of high technology
3rd: Nancy Wride for coverage of education
1st: Peter M. Warren, Dexter Filkins, Nancy Cleeland and H.G. Reza for "Non-Citizens Say They Voted in Key O.C. District"
1st: Stephen Burgard for "Put El Toro Plans in Holding Pattern"
2nd: John Needham for "Orange School Trustees Still Haven't Learned Their Lesson"
3rd: Editorial team for "Reflecting on a Tragedy and Lessons Still Unlearned"
1st: Eric Bailey, Peter Warren, Dexter Filkins for "OC GOP: Setting Sights on the State"
1st: Hope Hamashige for "State Cuts Create O.C. School Inequalities"
3rd: Steve Emmons for "[Computer] Search Parties"
2nd: Greg Miller and Don Lee for "Comparator Conundrum: Honest Mistake or Con Job"
3rd: Don Lee for "Safety Problems Plague Circuit Board Industry"
Public Service Reporting
2nd: Tracy Weber for "Making Politics Pay"
1st: Kari Rene Hall for "Mother Grieving at Hearse"
2nd: Kevin Casey for "Vigil for Boat People"
3rd: Don Bartletti for "Red Cloud, Blue Smoke"
Honorable Mention: Rick Loomis for "O.J. Hides"
1st: Alexander Gallardo for "Flight Off Big Wave"
2nd: Geraldine Wilkins-Kasinga for "Center of Attention"
3rd: David Fitzgerald for "Hijos del Mar"
1st: Rick Loomis for "20-Foot Waves"
2nd: Al Schaben for "Flying With Grace"
3rd: Alexander Gallardo for "Take This"
1st: Craig Y. Fugii for "CD Romulan"
2nd: Gail Fisher for "Iron Will"
3rd: Rick Loomis for "WWI's Last Bugler"
1st: Al Schaben for "Fine Jewelry is Back"
2nd: Kevin Casey for "Skateboard Fashion"
3rd: Mark Boster for "Tea Party Fashion"
1st: Gail Fisher for "Alexandra the Great"
2nd: Geraldine Wilkins-Kasinga for "Wrestling the Devil"
3rd: Al Schaben for "Surfer's Chapel"
1st: Kari Rene Hall
2nd: Rick Loomis
1st: Val B. Mina
Graphics Reporting and Research
1st: April Jackson for "Mission"
2nd: Janice Jones
2nd: Doris Shields for "Seasonal Migration"
1st (tie): Tracy Boucher for "From Cold to Chile"
1st (tiel): Jim Carr for "101 Donations"
2nd: Rick VanderKnyff for "Full House, Aces High"
1st: Rick Vanderkyff
2nd: Paul Loop
News Page Layout
2nd: Kirk Christ
Feature Page Layout
2nd: Kirk Christ
Portfolio Page Layout
3rd: Kent Zelas
* ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSN. MEDIA AWARDS
Excellence in Legal Reporting
1st: Ken Ellingwood and Antonio Olivo for "A Family Shattered From Within"
Honorable Mention: Anna Cekola for "Homeless Vet Found Guilty in Test of Ban on Camping"