Metro Newspapers Wins Awards 
At the July 27 awards dinner for the California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest, Metro Newspapers writers, designers and editors picked up the following laurels.
First Place, Best Editorial Cartoon: Steven DeCinzo for his Oct. 5, 1995, cartoon on the O.J. Simpson verdict ("The LAPD Beatings," showing police getting hit by O.J. jurors)
Second Place, Best Writing: J. Douglas Allen Taylor's essay for the Nov. 9, 1995, Literary Quarterly on reading in the post-multimedia world.