Super Sam spotted in Long Beach!

I found out today that my longtime buddy Sam Gonzaga (pictured here with my husband during our recent field trip to the Getty Villa) won an AP award! She tried to tell me about it in some sort of roundabout way, too, complaining about the (she says) terrible mug shot of hers that was in the paper.

So of course I had to blog about it.

Check it out:

Four Press-Telegram staff members are among winners of the Associated Press News Executives Council’s annual contest honoring the best newswriting and photography of 2005 by AP member newspapers in California and Nevada, according to an announcement made Wednesday.

Tracy Manzer, Kevin Butler and Samantha Gonzaga received a second place in spot news for their stories on the slaying of Cabrillo High School student Demetrius Williams near the campus.

Woohoo! Congratulations Super Sam!