The Weekly also won first-place awards for Local News Coverage, Editorial Comment, Sports Coverage, Page Layout & Design and Feature Photo, in its circulation category of large weekly papers statewide.
The Almanac, the Weekly's sister paper covering south San Mateo County communities, won a second-place award for General Excellence in its circulation category. It picked up a first-place award for Feature Photo.
The Mountain View Voice, also a sister paper, won a second-place award for Public Service.
The "Better Newspapers Contest" awards were by circulation category and daily or weekly publication.
Nine first-place General Excellence winners took the stage to celebrate their bragging rights as the overall best of the best in their divisions. CNPA awarded 480 first- and second-place awards for the 2009 Better Newspapers contest.
Nearly 4,000 entries from newspapers across the state were submitted in 28 categories and nine circulation divisions. A full listing of winners is at www.cnpa.com.