DATE: March 29, 2013


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Diablo Magazine Nominated for Five Maggie Awards

The Maggie Awards is the most prestigious publishing event in the West.

Diablo magazine has been nominated for five Maggie Awards by the Western Publishing Association (WPA). Each year, the WPA honors excellence in magazine editorial and design through the Maggie Awards program. For more than 58 years, the WPA has bestowed awards of excellence to deserving individuals and companies whose work is deemed The Best in the West in a wide variety of publishing categories.

Diablo was nominated in the following categories: Best Regional and State/Consumer Publication, Best Overall Publication Design, Best Special Theme Issue, Best Cover, and Best Annuals/One-Time Custom Publications.                            

“It's an honor to be a finalist amongst so many other great publications produced in the West,” states Barney Fonzi, group publisher for Diablo Publications. “The Diablo team has worked hard to bring the most relevant features, exciting stories, and innovative publications to our readers, all presented in a stunning and artistic fashion.”

The winners will be announced during the 62nd Annual Maggie Awards Banquet on April 26, 2012, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at the 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.

About Diablo Magazine 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 and 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, provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit or