Photo Editor Glenn Moore won second place in the Weekly Division B — which includes papers with a weekly circulation of 11,001 to 25,000 — for best sports photography. Moore’s winning shot was of Tracy High’s Jasmin Guevara crashing through a fence in pursuit of a home run May 11, 2011.
Editor Jon Mendelson won first place for personal opinion columns in Weekly Division B, the second year in a row he has earned the first-place award in that category from the CNPA. The winning columns were titled “The public deserves more out of county redistricting,” which ran July 29, 2011, and “War memorial is a matter of honor,” which published Oct. 7, 2011.
He also took second place in the Weekly Division B investigative reporting category for a Jan. 21, 2011, article titled “A soldier’s story,” on the suicide of former Tracy resident Staff Sgt. David Senft, who U.S. Army investigators believe shot himself while he was deployed to Afghanistan.
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