The Griffith and Mills families of Atherton view the solar eclipse at the Menlo Park Library. A total solar eclipse passed over North America on August 21, 2017. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

The image is the winner of the best news photo in the California Journalism Awards contest in 2018

The Almanac newspaper had won 8 awards from CNPA (California News Publishers Association) in 2018. Natalia's eclipse event shot was one of them.

Emotion overcomes Celie O'Neil-Hart as Nancy Zheng shares her story of harassment at the Google Walkout protest at the Mountain View campus on November 1, 2018. Photo by Natalia Nazarova

The image is the winner of the best news photo in the California Journalism Awards contest in 2019

The Mountain View Voice newspaper took top honors for in-depth reporting and public service journalism at California Journalism Awards, held in Long Beach on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Natalia Nazarova's striking image of a Google employee overcome with emotion during the Google Walkout protest was named the best news photo, and her Google Walkout online photo essay of the event took second place in the contest's new digital division.

Students from the nonprofit Peninsula Bridge visit the Microsoft campus in Mountain View on July 24, 2014 to learn about high-tech careers. That summer, 425 children from under-served communities including East Palo Alto qualified for the five-week summer program by demonstrating their motivation to learn. In addition to the core academic studies, students went on tours of tech companies in Silicon Valley. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Knightscope, robot that predicts and prevents crime, patrols around the Microsoft campus in Mountain View on November 5, 2014. The robots were featured as part of the premier Tech in Motion robotics events. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Software developers from around the world descended on Y Combinator’s Pioneer Way headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. over the weekend of August 3, 2014 to compete for a chance to get their app funded. The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset inspired a number of apps using a tablet computer for virtual reality games. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Rachel Kroft (right) and two others created an app which records your reaction when you watch a video someone has shared with you, which is then sent back to them. At Y Combinator in Mountain View, Calif. on August 3, 2014. Photo by Natalia Nazarova

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of HelloStartups, a company that offers office space and support for nascent tech companies took place Aug. 15 in Menlo Park. Instead of scissors, remotely controlled Beam "telepresence" robots were used to cut the ribbon. BootUp Ventures managing partners Marco Ten Vaanholt and Mukul Agarwal are on the left. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Nikki Mensick and Justin Harper live with their dog in a unique house-on-wheels "The Aquarius" that’s temporarily parked among other RVs and mobile homes along Latham and Crisanto Avenue in Mountain View. Many of the residents say they are living in vehicles out of necessity, because they can’t keep up with the rapidly rising cost of living in the Bay Area. August 23, 2016. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Isaac DeBolt, 12, sits at a mock-up of the control room at NASA Ames open house on October 18, 2014. NASA's 75th anniversary drew tens of thousands to Mountain View, Calif. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Twins Niha and Niki, 8, stand in front of Hangar One at former Naval Air Station Moffett Field on October 18, 2014. The public got a rare peek inside the gates of NASA Ames Research Center and walk inside the skeleton of Hangar One during the 75th anniversary open house event. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Her full name is Lovey Dovey and she is a silver dapple, a rarity among miniature horses. Woodside resident Rebekah Witter is training her to be a therapy animal for people in need of comfort. Photo by Natalia Nazarova

Mini horse Lovey spends a few moments with Chrome in a barn at the home of Rebekah Witter. Photo by Natalia Nazarova

Conrad Perry Griffin and James Owen Griffin died during the fire accident at their house and were buried at the children's part of the Holy Cross Cemetery. Photo by Natalia Nazarova

Barrel racing is a high-energy test of a horse’s and rider’s skills in close quarters at the Woodside Junior Rodeo on July 4, 2018. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Pigs ran from the children chasing them at the Fourth of July rodeo during the controversial pig scramble. Annual rodeo draws two protest groups in Woodside, Calif. Photo by Natalia Nazarova

An action rally at Courthouse Square in Redwood City, Calif. was inspired by and held in solidarity with Saturday's Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017, Trump's first full day in office. Across the world, millions of other people marched in solidarity with those in the nation's capital. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

The Altamirano family from Menlo Park, Calif. hold signs with advice for the new U.S. president at the Community Action Rally on January 21, 2017. Protests developed across the country after Donald Trump was elected president. Photo by Natalia Nazarova

Incoming kindergartners at Huff Elementary School gather with their parents Monday morning, waiting for the bell to ring and class to start. Mountain View Whisman's 2016-17 school year kicks off early, on Aug. 15, at campuses across the city. Five-year-olds Timofei Lysenko, Riky Anderson and Maryam Ahmadullin are at their first day of school. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Woodside Elementary School teachers Nicki Edelman (left) and Gillian Parkhurst get tech training on August 18, 2016 before the start of school. Grade school students use primarily Apple laptops and Google Chromebooks. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Woodside Elementary School held the 1st annual Cardboard Challenge Event on October 24, 2014. Each team over the course of two hours created games, rides and play structures. The 3rd grade kids: Jethro (left), 7, Syria, 8, and Daniel, 8, were a part of the dragons of death team, which created a dragon who moved around the playground. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Five-year-old Lily tried to navigate the giant equivalent of a seafaring hamster ball, while more adult pursuits included salsa dancing to music by Orquesta Boriquen and sampling wine from California vineyards. There was a little something for everyone as the annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival took over downtown Mountain View on the weekend of September 7, 2016. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

The Mountain View Art & Wine festival’s mask-seller drew a lot of would-be shoppers to sample the wares. The 43rd annual event took over downtown Mountain View on the weekend of September 7, 2014, drawing crowds with offerings ranging from children’s activities to wine tastings and artisans’ booths. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Spectators watch the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Participants of the 2016 May Day March & Rally protest along El Camino Real in Mountain View on May 1. They want to get attention to the immigration reform and housing policies. Photo By Natalia Nazarova

Participants of the 2017 May Day March & Rally protest along Rengstorff Ave. in Mountain View on May 1. They want to get attention for immigration reform. Photo By Natalia Nazarova.

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