DATE: March 30, 2012

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Diablo Magazine Nominated For Six Maggie Awards

Diablo magazine is being recognized for their outstanding achievement in six different categories by the Western Publishing Association.

Walnut Creek, CA- Diablo magazine has been nominated for six Maggie Awards by the Western Publishing Association (WPA). Each year, the WPA honors excellence in magazine editorial and design through the Maggie Awards program.

The winners will be announced during the 61st Annual Maggie Awards Banquet April 27, 2012, at the Westin Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport. The Maggie Awards is the most prestigious publishing event in the West. Publishing professionals gather to honor excellence in print and electronic publishing in over 100 editorial, design, and promotional and event categories.

Diablo was nominated in the following categories: Best Regional & State, Best Overall Publication Design/Consumer, Best Special Theme Issue/Consumer, Best Feature Article/Consumer, and Best Interview or Profile/Consumer. Judges named five finalists in most categories and will choose one winner in each.

“We’re very pleased the WPA has selected Diablo in so many Maggie categories,” states Barney Fonzi, group publisher for Diablo Publications. “These nominations are a true testament to the hard work, excellence and energy of our editorial and creative team.”

Covering topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food, Diablo magazine is written specifically for the San Francisco East Bay market—from Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley Hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley. With locally driven editorial, beautiful photography, and resource listings, Diablo is a unique celebration of the San Francisco East Bay.


Published since 1979, Diablo has been recognized for its editorial and design with numerous awards, including previous Maggie Awards for Best Overall Publication and Best Regional & State Magazine in the consumer category.

Diablo Publications, publisher of Diablo magazine, produces several other award-winning publications. Diablo Publications’ custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit or