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Inside the Icon: Western Metal Supply Co.

Intervention by historical advocates spared this 108-year-old brick building from demolition to become an essential piece of Petco Park
August 4, 2017

Inside the Icon: The Marine Room

The La Jolla waterfront restaurant has a history that spans bulletproof windows, El Niño flooding, and one very bold sea lion
June 14, 2017

Inside the Icon: 'Jersey Boys'

The award-winning musical got its starts at the La Jolla Playhouse and returns to San Diego this month
May 2, 2017

Inside the Icon: Chicano Park

The newly crowned National Historic Landmark in Barrio Logan celebrates 47 years of Chicano culture and community this month
April 14, 2017

Inside the Icon: Ken Cinema

The city’s last remaining single-screen theater has been a landmark for old-school movie glamour, classic flicks, and Rocky Horror fun
March 2, 2017

Inside the Icon: La Jolla Children's Pool

The cove has served as a wildlife refuge, swim spot, and occasional site of bitter protests for nearly 90 years
February 7, 2017

Inside the Icon: Naval Medical Center

What began with a tent pitched in Balboa Park has evolved into a state-of-the-art facility whose history spans both World Wars
September 23, 2016

Inside the Icon: Spreckels Organ Pavilion

The Spreckels Organ recently became the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world
August 23, 2016

Inside the Icon: Ocean Beach Pier

The waterfront landmark boasts a history as fascinating and offbeat as OB itself
July 25, 2016

Inside the Icon: San Diego Zoo

This year, the world-renowned institution celebrates its centennial
April 22, 2016

Inside the Icon: State Route 163

San Diego’s first freeway has a surprisingly storied history—and JFK’s seal of approval.
February 26, 2016

Inside the Icon: USS Midway

The former Navy ship has a decorated military history, and one of the best waterfront views in San Diego.
January 22, 2016

Inside the Icon: El Niño

The natural phenomenon is expected to roar into San Diego this winter. Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate researcher David Pierce delves into its weathered history.
November 25, 2015

Inside the Icon: Rubio's Original Fish Taco

The story behind San Diego’s unofficial mascot
October 30, 2015

Inside the Icon: Room 3327

Hotel Del Coronado's haunted quarters may send a shiver down your spine.
September 25, 2015

Inside the Icon: San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge

There’s always water under this award-winning bridge, which has served as a welcome sight for returning sailors since 1969
August 24, 2015

Inside the Icon: San Diego Trolley

All aboard San Diego’s landmark light rail system. This month San Diego Trolley, Inc. (SDTI) celebrates 34 years in operation
June 24, 2015

Inside the Icon: The California Building

The Tower is open! Visitors can now climb the 100-year-old beacon of Balboa Park
May 22, 2015

Inside the Icon: The Flower Fields

Carlsbad’s colorful acres never fail to charm
April 24, 2015

Inside the Icon: Torrey Pines State Reserve

How 2,000 acres of oceanfront land in La Jolla remain unspoiled
March 23, 2015

Inside the Icon: San Diego Padres

Peek inside the organization as the Padres head to Peoria for spring training
February 23, 2015

Inside the Icon: Torrey Pines Golf Course

La Jolla’s world-famous course prepares for the Farmers Insurance Open this month
January 27, 2015

Inside the Icon: El Cortez

Inside the beacon building above downtown San Diego
December 23, 2014
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