DATE: June 20, 2011

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Diablo Magazine's "Best of the East Bay" Winners Announced

Walnut Creek, CA – Diablo magazine’s annual “Best of the East Bay” winners have been selected and will be announced in the July 2011 issue.

In this year’s Best of the East Bay poll, Diablo editors asked readers to “vote for your favorite, can’t-live-without-’em Best of the East Bay foods, shops, services, kid-friendly places, fun spots, and style finds.” More than 11,000 write-in votes were received online, and a grand total of 144 winners were selected in 141 categories, including several bonus expert editor picks, in the July Best of the East Bay mega-issue. July also features interviews with some of the best East Bay stars and standouts like Nate Schierholtz, Guy Fieri, Kristi Yamaguchi, Green Day’s Mike Dirnt and American Idol finalist Thia Magia. Early announcement of the winners list was made on the Diablo RADAR iPhone/iPad App on June 17 in advance of the July issue newsstand date.

The prestigious awards are displayed front and center at so many “Best” businesses of the East Bay; many repeat-winners have quite a collection and offer special promotions to customers to celebrate their wins.

“Being recognized as a Diablo magazine Best of the East Bay winner is a great accomplishment and a feather in the cap of local businesses. This really sets a salon/spa above the others, as it is selected by the residents in the community,” said Bonnie Waters, owner of Changes Salon and Day Spa, now a 31-time winner in the “BOEB” Salon, Spa, Health, and Beauty categories after her three new wins in 2011.

One lucky online voter, Tara Valladon, was randomly selected from the entries and won a fantastic Hawaii getaway, including four nights at the oceanfront Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas and round-trip airfare for two courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

The list of Best of the East Bay 2011 Winners is attached. The complete article, including category winners, runners-up, and editors’ picks can be found at Diablo magazine is published by Diablo Publications in Walnut Creek, CA.

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