OC Weekly Slaughters at OC Press Club Awards

Categories: Main, OC Media
Patrice Marsters
Kudos, Kids!
The Orange County Press Club held its annual awards dinner at the Balboa Bay Resort last night, and as the Mexican himself would say, we slaughtered the Special Olympics. Once again, we dominated the awards portion of the evening -- as well as the wine consumption.

This infernal rag took home a whopping 15 awards, far outpacing runner-up the Daily Pilot, with its haul of 8. . . . Unless you lump the rebranded Churm magazines (5) in with The Orange County Register's total (7). (We don't.)

To the score board . . .
Patrice Marsters
Taylor Hamby, Miss OC Weekly 2013
Among the eight first-place finishers were R. Scott Moxley (for "Prince Edward Maryland Is Sorry," Best News Story, Print; and "Meet Jane Doe," Best Newspaper Feature Story, Print), Gustavo Arellano (for "Is Aaron Kushner the Pied Piper of Print," Best Business Story, Print), Matt Coker (for "The Lost Boys of Summer," Best Sports Story, Print), Nate Jackson (for "The Ballad of Wade Michael Page," Best Music or Entertainment Story, Print), Edwin Goei (for "The Riders Club Cafe Goes Back to Business," Best Food Story, Print), Stacy Davies (for "On Princesses and Perversions," Best Arts or Culture Story, Print), and Dave Lieberman and Bill Esparza (for Tijuana Sí! in Stick a Fork In It, Best Food Blog).

Taking home second-place honors for the Weekly were Michelle Woo (for "When a Mentally Ill Child Becomes a Mentally Ill Adult," Best Public Affairs or Education Story, Print) and Coker (for "Anaheim's Political Circus," Best News Story, Print; and "Behind the Orange Curtain and the OC OD Tsunami," Best Music or Entertainment Story, Print).

Woo also won third-place certificates for "Kaba Modern Created a Dance Dance Revolution" (Best Arts or Culture Story, Print), "Jason Quinn Will Meet You at the Playground" (Best Food Story, Print) and her Trendzilla column (Best Columnist).

Web editor Taylor Hamby was also recognized for her "Record Store Day: Only Good for a Few Stores?" (Best Music or Entertainment Story, Print, Honorable Mention).

Among the notable winners last night were Mona Shadia's former column in the Daily Pilot, Unveiled: A Muslim Girl In OC, and the Voice of OC's series on housing insecurity.

And now to dry up from all that vino . . . until next year!

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Kelly Wynn Von Hemert
Kelly Wynn Von Hemert

And have you noticed how many OC Weekly current and former writers are now authors? It's awesome!

949girl topcommenter

The Prince Edward Maryland story was crazy!!  That gives me chills!

Bobby Godinez
Bobby Godinez

Congrats ---- interesting real life stories and news coverage in OC Weekly .

Marc Morin-Lebel
Marc Morin-Lebel

Congratulations OC Weekly! Keep up the great work & please bring back a favorite from long time back: Rebecca Schoenkopff aka Commie Girl (used to love reading her Diary of a Mad County).

JBinOC topcommenter

I would've loved to see the faces on Skip and Muffy as the OC Weekly crew piled out its Scion and set foot on the grounds of the Balboa Bay Club. 

JBinOC topcommenter

Taylor reminds me of a more coordinated Zooey Deschanel. 

MatthewTCoker topcommenter

All those clear trophies makes it appear Taylor is holding an ice sculpture.

GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@JBinOC If I had been there, we'd've piled in Coker's Cadillac...


@JBinOC Oh no, we all arrived separately. I pulled up in my 2002 Honda Accord with chipped paint, worn carpet, and a thick layer of Mexican back-road dust, bumping "He Seguido Tus Pasos" on my stock radio, and of course... I valet parked.

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