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Berkeley Daily Planet earns reporting honors

Staff reports
Tuesday May 01, 2001

Scarcely into its third year, the Berkeley Daily Planet picked up an award from the Peninsula Press Club on Friday at its 24th annual awards ceremony. The event drew more than 120 club members and contest participants. 

City Hall reporter John Geluardi took an honorable mention for daily newspapers of 75,000 circulation or under for a story on a police-resident clash over parking personal vehicles, which appeared in the October 19, 2000 edition. It was called “Parking debate overheats at meeting.”  

Award winners in the over 75,000 circulation category included first place winner in editorial writing John Diaz of the San Francisco Chronicle. William Carlsen and Sabin Russell of the Chronicle took first place for their news story “Stanford Doctors;” (old) San Francisco Examiner reporter Seth Rosenfeld won a first place for reporting, “Inside the Interrogation Room.” In the sports category, Press Democrat reporter Bob Padecky won first place for “Moving Forward.”  

In the 75,000 or under category, the first place winner for a news story went to the San Mateo Daily News for a story by Elaine Goodman and Emily Richmond called “Law to Protect Children Often Frustrates Parents;” Palo Alto Daily News editor Dave Price got a first place award for an editorial: “Council Should Have Told the Whole Truth.” 

For a complete list of the winners, see