Reporter Barbara Wood took the second-place prize for in-depth reporting for "Cause for alarm?" and related stories that looked at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's budget, spending and compensation of employees.
Designers Paul Llewellyn, Rosanna Kuruppu and Doug Young won a second-place award for front page layout and design.
Third place in enterprise reporting went to Kate Bradshaw for "Policing, race and community." She also received honorable mention for the feature "Living with uncertainty."
Freelance photographer Natalia Nazarova won third place in the news photo category, and freelancer Ana Sophia Amieva-Wang was awarded an honorable mention in the sports feature photo category.
Doug Young also won an honorable mention for inside page layout and design.
The annual journalism contest is sponsored by the California News Publishers Association, and honors journalists in the state at daily, weekly and school newspapers. The initial round of judging is performed by journalists working at newspapers competing in the contest, with final judging done by out-of-state journalists.
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