DATE: May 12, 2011

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Diablo magazine Receives Prestigious MAGGIE Award

Walnut Creek, CA – Diablo magazine has received a MAGGIE Award for magazine excellence from the Western Publishing Association. The November 2010 “Special Food Issue” of Diablo was recognized as the best Special Theme Issue/Consumer in the competition. 

The Western Publishing Association’s annual MAGGIE Awards banquet 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. For more than fifty-eight years, 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.

The November 2010 issue featured Diablo’s annual Food Awards recipients, “Star Chef” profile of Commis’ James Syhabout, the “Artisan Suds” piece highlighting the East Bay beer revolution, and reader-favorite “Operation Cupcake,” a tour through the East Bay’s persistent cupcake scene, in addition to monthly Food Scene columns “Diablo Dish,” “Food News,” and “Critics’ Reviews” spotlighting local dining establishments.

“The dining scene is so strong here in the East Bay, and our readers actively keep up with local food news so our editors create a Special Food Issue each year. For this special issue to be recognized by the prestigious Western Publishing Association with a MAGGIE Award is a testament to Diablo’s pursuit of editorial excellence and themes relevant to our readers and critics alike,” notes Barney Fonzi, group publisher of Diablo Publications.

About Diablo Publications
For over 32 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, The Walnut Creek Book, Diablo Arts, and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasure of the East Bay and North Bay. 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