Here’s the tally for the Associated Press News Executives Council’s 2006 statewide journalism contest:

    • Mercury News wins 2 first-place awards — one for spot news coverage (presented to the “staff”) for a child killed by a train, and the other to Pat Tehan for a feature photo ironically taken at the Knight Ridder ice rink in San Jose.

    • Chronicle wins four second-place awards — Joan Ryan for local column, Brant Ward for picture story, Todd Trumbull for graphics and a Sunlight Freedom of Information Award” on a series about pay irregularities in the UC system.

    • The Santa Rosa Press Democrat wins one first-place to Chris Coursey for a story on a rapist, and second-place trophies to Kevin McCallum for business writing and Christopher Chung for a portrait.

    • The Recorder of San Francisco: 3 second-place awards — Brenda Sandburg for business writing, Christine Jegan for a portrait, and Jason Doiy for a news photo.

    • Marin IJ: First-place for graphics (Josh Ruthnick); second-place for investigative reporting (Kerri Brenner on the county’s pension plans).

    • Daily Journal of San Francisco (a legal newspaper): second-place for feature writing (John Roemer).

    • San Mateo County Times, second-place for series on gangs. The series was reported and written by Julia Scott, Rebekah Gordon, Nicole Neroulias, Amy Yarbrough, Teresa Mills-Faraudo, Laura Ernde and Tara Ramroop.

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