Saturday, April 17, 2010
Jim Crandall, chief operations officer, for the Idyllwild Town Crier, and occassional jim-of-all-trades, for capturing the Best Breaking New Photo in the California for the period April 2008 through October 2009.
In the category of weekly papers under 4,300 paper circulation, Crandall's photograph (above) of Barbara Farrar trying to park her car in the Idyllwild Water District building on Sept. 11, 2008 was selected as the best breaking news photo across the state. Crandall grabbed his camera and was right on scene while Farrar was still in her vehicle and iWD office manager, Kelly Clark, was still trying to regain composure while determining how to handle the new drive-in facility.
Congratulations to Jim and thank you to Ms. Farrar and Ms. Clark for helping create the award winning photograph.