Patch captured four journalism prizes Sunday night at the 54th Annual L.A. Press Club awards ceremony, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in L.A.
Rancho Santa Margarita editor Martin Henderson took home two online sportswriting awards – first place for a story about over Servite, and third place for a winning his third State Bowl Championship in six years with three different teams.
Patch's coverage of the Seal Beach salon shootings also won kudos, with Seal Beach editor Paige Austin and Belmont Shore editor Nancy Wride taking third place in the Online News category for their . First place in that category went to a team of San Gabriel Valley Patch editors for coverage of a Nov. 30 windstorm that caused unprecedented destruction and power outages in the foothills and northeast Los Angeles.
The big winners of the evening were the L.A. Times and KPCC-FM, which each won eight first-place awards, followed by the L.A. Business Journal, L.A. Weekly and KCET's SoCal Connected, each with six first-place prizes.
The event also honored the family of slain reporter Daniel Pearl and the investigative team of Bob Woodward (who appeared via video feed) and Carl Bernstein (who spoke to the crowd in person). Bernstein received the club's President's Award from actors Martin Sheen and Pauley Perrette.