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You win some, you’re winsome.

2nd Place, Writing Category, California News Publishers Association, 2023. When San Rafael’s Bedrock Music and Video store announced the end of its 34-year run in early 2022, Pacific Sun editor Daedalus Howell penned an ode to yet another end of the video rental era noting that it “successfully delivers a rueful dose of nostalgia.”

Best Local Radio Show | Host Daedalus Howell and producer Takeshi Lewis’ The Morning Show (KSVY 91.3 FM), was voted “Best Local Radio Show” in the Sonoma Valley Sun 2017 Readers Poll.

Gold Adrian | In 2012, Howell and collaborator Raymond Scott Daigle won a Gold Adrian Award from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for achievements in marketing and public relations on behalf of their client the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau.

NNA | In 2011, Howell also won first place in the National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest for “Best Humorous Column” for his contributions to the Sonoma Index-Tribune

CalTIA | The California Tourism Industry Association (CalTIA) awarded Howell first place for his Inside Sonoma series in October, 2008.

AAN | In 2007, Howell placed first in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national “Altweekly Awards” for Food Writing/Criticism (circ. 60,000 or less) for his wine column in the North Bay Bohemian.