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Patch Wins at L.A. Press Club Awards

Patch took home four L.A. Press Club awards on Sunday night. Check out photos of the editors and the event.

Patch took home four wins at the 54th Annual L.A. Press Club Southern California Journalism Awards on Sunday night.

San Gabriel Valley Patch editors collectively won first place in the "Online News" category for coverage of the Nov. 30, 2011, windstorm, which caused unprecedented destruction and power outages in the foothills and Northeast Los Angeles. Patch editors were praised for their comprehensive and exhaustive reporting, which included breaking news, feature stories, photos and up-to-the-minute information.

Fellow Rancho Santa Margarita Patch editor Martin Henderson won first place in the "Online Sports News/Feature/Commentary" category.

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 Scott Dekraai.

About 750 entries were submitted this year for just over 90 categories. The event was held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Here's the full list of winning Patch editors:

Here are some of the winning stories:

Mike Szymanski June 27, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Thank you Irene, we don't call you Studio City's Den Mom for nothing... thanks for the support! There will be bigger and better stories and the recognition is just the icing on the cake :)
Paul Zollo June 27, 2012 at 04:43 AM
I agree - great writing.
Roger C. Memos June 27, 2012 at 05:17 AM
i am SHOCKED that Studio City PATCH didn't win any awards! what gives? In my estimation, they have some of the best writers in the L.A. area. I find their coverage of their neighborhood the most comprehensive around - and most of their stories really reflect what makes Studio City such a great place to live in. They don't just report the new, they tell stories about people and issues in the community that matter. So sorry to see they weren't winners. Keep up the good work Mike S & Studio City Patch Team - In my eyes, YOU FOLKS ARE WINNERS!!
Panglonymous June 27, 2012 at 06:08 AM
OMG, Martin, your hands, I am... speechless (BIG!) http://belmontshore.patch.com/articles/patch-wins-at-l-a-press-club-awards#photo-10438259 Congrats, you surly SOB :-) -Pan
Jill Weinlein June 27, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Donna you look gorgeous. So happy for your WIN.

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