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Times Wins Top Reporting Awards

The Los Angeles Times won first-place awards for news writing and public service reporting Saturday night from the Associated Press News Executives Council of California-Nevada.

Times coverage of the North Hollywood shootout, which won a Pulitzer Prize this year, took the award for newswriting in a paper with a circulation larger than 75,000; staff writers Jeff Brazil and Steve Berry received the public service award for their series “Outgunned: The Holes in America’s Assault Weapons Laws.”

The Reno Gazette-Journal and the Appeal-Democrat of Marysville, Calif., took the same first-place awards for their respective circulation categories: 25,000-75,000 and below 25,000.

The Times took a second-place award for staff photographer Carolyn Cole’s picture of a bank robber shot by police during the North Hollywood shootout.

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The Appeal-Democrat won the Mark Twain Award for overall excellence for coverage of floods in Northern California. For photography, that award went to the Daily Breeze in Torrance for a picture story, “Friday Night Football.”


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