Vida en el Valle, a Spanish-language newspaper in the Central Valley published by The Bee, was named the top newspaper in its category at the recent National Association of Hispanic Publications convention in Anaheim.
Vida also received four gold awards: political story by Juan Esparza Loera on the 2012 election in which the Latino vote proved critical to President Obama's re-election and a news photo essay of participants in the 2011 Badwater Ultramarathon; education story by former reporter Rebecca Plevin on teen parents attending UC Santa Cruz while caring for their 5-year-old daughter; news photo by Sacramento photographer Hector Navejas of a Dream Act rally in San Francisco.
Vida received silver awards for an editorial column by Esparza Loera on U.S. Olympic 1,500-meter silver medalist Leonel Manzano and for a cultural photo essay on the 2012 Guelaguetza California celebration.
Bronze awards went to Sacramento reporter Cynthia Moreno for a cultural story about the practice of Mexican folk medicine and an immigration story; a six-part series on the United Farm Workers' 50th anniversary; newspaper design of the March 14, 2012 edition.
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