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A Q&A with Armand King, on His Book 'Raised In Pimp City'

The founder of nonprofit Paving Great Futures discusses his former life as a pimp and how to end sex trafficking
November 14, 2019

Glam Squad Targets San Diego’s Low-Income Seniors

Charity project hopes to boost self-confidence by gifting makeovers
November 13, 2019

Sophia Loren Comes to Escondido

The legendary actress spares time for a Q&A
November 1, 2019

Ralph Rubio Is the Fish Taco King

How Rubio turned a recipe on a scrap of paper into the official dish of San Diego
October 31, 2019

On the Job: The Mushroom Farmer

Do you know the mushroom man? Ivo Fedak, the owner of Mindful Mushrooms? He's a fun guy.
October 23, 2019

Alicia Gwynn on Her Next Big Moves—and Remembering Tony

The philanthropist and entrepreneur opens up about her wine line, music, and inspiring others
September 25, 2019

Women Firsts in San Diego

16 women get candid about getting there first in their field
August 27, 2019

Meet the COO of Feeding San Diego

Alicia Saake's on a mission to catch all the food she can—and then give it to hungry San Diegans
August 22, 2019

Summer Stephan on Justice, Motherhood, and Not Taking Shortcuts

The San Diego County District Attorney is a pioneer in her field
August 5, 2019

A Q&A with Pro Surfer Carissa Moore

We spoke to the three-time winner of the World Surf League’s Women’s Championship Tour at Oceanside’s Super Girl Surf Pro
August 1, 2019

4 San Diego Interior Designers Launch Their Own Lines

Plant hangers, cushions, pillows, and formes we can't get enough of
July 25, 2019

Companies That Give Back Do Better

Local executive John Asdell explains why corporate social responsibility is a win-win
July 22, 2019

Meet the Sea Dragon Breeder at Birch Aquarium

Spend a day in the life with Leslee Matsushige
July 9, 2019

5 Questions with PigPen Theatre Co. on “The Tale of Despereaux”

The super troupe returns to The Old Globe with an all-new musical
June 27, 2019

Bobby Alcid Rubio on His Pixar Film, “Float”

The Paradise Hills native shares how he went from sixth grade doodler to Pixar story artist
June 25, 2019

On the Job: The Crane Operator

When Shane Schroedel has work to do, he is the first one up
April 30, 2019

Sarah Koenig Clears Up Our Biggest Misconceptions About the Justice System

The Serial podcast host spent a year documenting the fault lines of a typical American courthouse
April 29, 2019

Four Questions With…Josh Malmuth, Creator of New NBC Sitcom Set in South Park

“Abby’s” introduces viewers to an illegal bar in a South Park backyard—and the very San Diego characters who frequent it.
April 1, 2019

Celebrating Women: Kim Perell Wants You to Succeed

The CEO, author, multimillionaire, and mom gets frank about bankruptcy, traits for success, and more
March 13, 2019

Don Winslow Tells All About Tackling 'The Border'

Bestselling author and East County resident Don Winslow debuts his latest novel, The Border
March 5, 2019

Nnedi Okorafor on Her Newfound ‘Black Panther’ Fame

The Marvel Comics author brings a sci-fi perspective to Point Loma Nazarene University's Writer's Symposium by the Sea
February 6, 2019

On the Job: The Gondolier

Sean Jamieson balances it all at Coronado's The Gondola Company
February 4, 2019

Q&A: ‘A Way with Words’ Goes on Tour

Our copy chief gets a word in with the hosts of San Diego radio show A Way with Words
January 16, 2019

Celebrating Women: Meet La Jolla Playhouse's First Female Managing Director

Debby Buchholz broke a glass ceiling—but her daughters don’t think anything of it, and she loves it
January 9, 2019

Behind Joe Skoby's Ocean-Inspired Ceramics

Meet the fish shop manager turned ceramacist who cranks out high-end masterpieces
December 20, 2018

Tara Lipinski Goes Skating By the Sea

The Olympic gold medalist laces up her skates for a one-hour session at Hotel del Coronado’s Skating by the Sea this weekend only
December 11, 2018

Meet 6 of San Diego's Unsung Heroes

A snapshot of the brave men and women who keep our city running—a teacher, detective, firefighter, and more—and the trials and triumphs of their professions
December 3, 2018

Meet the San Diego Letter Carrier Who Doubles as Santa's Helper

USPS letter carrier Mia Gabriel delivers parcels and plenty of spirit during the holidays
November 29, 2018

Meet the two youngest stars of Broadway SD's 'Waitress'

Five-year-olds Kensley Dibble and Sloane Viora competed against dozens of budding starlettes to play the role of Lulu
November 21, 2018

The Women Who Revolutionized San Diego's Food Scene

A discussion with six iconic San Diego chefs and restauranteurs who helped make our culinary landscape what it is today
November 9, 2018

Q&A: Imperfect Produce, the "Ugly" Fruit and Vegetable Service

How this business is helping save 30 million pounds of food that would otherwise end up in landfills
November 8, 2018

Celebrating Women: A Q&A with The New Children's Museum CEO Judy Forrester

Forrester talks about rising from humble beginnings, taking on daunting jobs, and identifying how to move the needle
November 8, 2018

98 Degrees Heads to Balboa Theatre 'This Christmas'

Jeff Timmons chats about how 20 years later, the boy band plays on—even in San Diego this month
November 2, 2018

The Old Globe Stages a Clint Black Christmas

In time for the holidays, the theater debuts Looking for Christmas, based on the music of the iconic country crooner
October 30, 2018

On the Job with Hockey Player Jordan Samuels-Thomas

The former Gulls player takes a shot at mentoring San Diego youth on the ice
October 4, 2018

Rob Lowe Shares Personal Stories at Balboa Theatre

The actor talks The West Wing, secrets to a happy marriage, and his upcoming one-man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends
September 26, 2018

On the Job: Meet the Crossing Guard

Moray “Mr. Mo” Black pulls out all the stops to keep kids safe and brighten their day
September 12, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Ice Fishing in Space—and Coming to San Diego

The prolific scientist brings his touring show An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies to Civic Theatre
August 29, 2018

Mara Altman Takes on the Female Body in Her Latest Book

The local author digs deep into PMS, pubic hair, and more in her latest nonfiction, Gross Anatomy
August 13, 2018

Celebrating Women: A Q&A With Chula Vista's Lynnette Tessitore

As cultural arts manager for the city of Chula Vista, Tessitore knows how to balance career, motherhood, and sitting on four committees
July 4, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Cervantes Magaña

San Diego’s craft cocktail scene mourns the loss of an all-star
June 26, 2018

Meet the Tastemaker: John Resnick

The owner of Carlsbad's Campfire restaurant shares his must-have items
June 18, 2018

Celebrating Women: A Q&A With Broadway/San Diego's Vanessa Davis

The new general manager of Broadway/San Diego on the power of speaking out and what theater can do for young people
June 6, 2018

4 San Diego Chefs' Guide to Entertaining

Buzzy local chefs give us the scoop on hosting the ultimate dinner party, plus recipes for their impress-the-guests dishes
May 29, 2018

Meet the Players of San Diego's New Rugby Team

7 Legion players on their favorite things about San Diego, and why rugby is better than football
May 21, 2018

On the Job: Meet Beekeeper Hilary Kearney

The gal behind Girl Next Door Honey gets down to bees-ness
May 7, 2018

Celebrating Women: Kimberly Herrell

As the president of Carlsbad-based private jet operator Schubach Aviation, Herrell juggles jet-setters and motherhood
April 27, 2018

Major League Rugby has Arrived in San Diego

Meet your new home team, the Legion
April 26, 2018

Shop Like a Tastemaker with Sarah Grossman

The creative force behind the San Diego Museum of Art's annual Art Alive event shares her favorite things
April 19, 2018

'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed Comes to San Diego

The author, hiker, and activist will speak at the Center for Community Solutions' fundraiser on April 6
April 2, 2018

'Literary Badass' Luis Alberto Urrea on His New Cross-Cultural Book

The San Diego-raised novelist draws from his own history for The House of Broken Angels
March 7, 2018

On the Job: What's It like Being the Starting Catcher for San Diego Padres?

Austin Hedges has been preparing for his MLB gig since his tee-ball days
February 26, 2018

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Shows Off His Storytelling Skills at PLNU

The athlete turned author will share stories from on and off the court during this month’s Writer’s Symposium by the Sea
February 13, 2018

Shop Like a Tastemaker with Chrissy Powers

The therapist slash blogger shares her favorite things
February 2, 2018

15 Coolest Jobs in San Diego and How to Get Them

We asked 15 San Diego professionals with the coolest jobs in town how they landed their gigs—and how we could steal them
January 2, 2018

Letter from the Editor: The Value of Farmers' Markets

Senior editor Archana Ram dishes on the January issue of San Diego Magazine
December 22, 2017

Shop Like a Tastemaker with Mahjuba Levine

The personal fashion stylist and blogger shares her favorite things
December 13, 2017

On the Job: Meet Balboa Park's Carousel Operator

Bill Brown has been running a well-oiled machine—for the last 45 years
December 6, 2017

Jane Lynch Jazzes up the Holidays with 'A Swingin’ Little Christmas'

The Glee star is bringing her talents to San Diego this month
November 27, 2017

From the Archives: Global Cuisine in San Diego 40 Years Ago

A 1977 restaurant review by former food critic Tom Gable
November 21, 2017

On the Job: Christina Munro Gets You to Your Destination Safely

Based at the FAA's Southern California TRACON, the 34-year-old air traffic control specialist ensures what goes up must come down
November 8, 2017

A Tribute to the Military

In time for Veteran's Day, we're putting a face to this heroic community.
October 31, 2017

Brian Dutcher Is No Longer SDSU's 'Head Coach in Waiting'

Dutcher is fully prepared to replace Steve Fisher
October 30, 2017

Shop Like a Tastemaker with Alexandra Hall

The Maven boutique owner shares her favorite things
October 2, 2017

On the Job: Daniela Trujillo is Making San Diego More Bike-Friendly

The bicycle advocate coordinator wants to make our streets safer for cyclists
August 30, 2017

On the Job: Meet SDPD's Own Sketch Artist

Gary Bowen's artistic talents help catch the bad guys
August 10, 2017

Ira Glass Brings ‘Seven Things I’ve Learned’ to San Diego

The creator and host of ‘This American Life’ talks storytelling and coming to the Balboa Theatre this month
August 7, 2017

Andy Weir: "I'm an Earthbound Misfit"

We caught up with the breakout author of The Martian before his appearance at the Fleet Science Center to talk publishing, lunar heists, and SoCal’s rocket factory
July 21, 2017

Confessions of the Un-Diegans

Not every San Diegan loves fish tacos and the beach. Can't believe it? Meet the locals who go against the grain.
June 27, 2017

What Is It Like to Work at the San Diego Wind Tunnel?

Stephen Ryle oversees a team of nautical engineers at the world renowned testing facility
June 26, 2017

"There Isn't a Man on Earth That I Can't Make Potent"

A local doctor pioneers the nation’s first hospital-based sexual medicine clinic
June 23, 2017

Meet the Display Artist Who Created Her Own Dream Job

Linda Rainwater is helping save the environment, one window display at a time
June 19, 2017

Celebrating Women: Shanna Missett Nelson

Like a good dancer, the Jazzercise president has mastered her balance—of career, family, and life
June 6, 2017

This UCSD Professor Is Using Science to Make Cheese Taste Better

Assistant professor Rachel Dutton is elevating cheese in the unlikeliest of places—a science lab
May 31, 2017

Shop Like a Tastemaker with Jillian Sassone

The North County designer of Marrow Fine Jewelry shares her favorite things
May 30, 2017

Jason Mraz Is Growing Coffee on a Farm in Oceanside

We spoke to the musician about all the whys — why food, why farming, why Oceanside, why coffee?
May 25, 2017

Jahja Ling's Final San Diego Symphony Concert

The accomplished music director took the San Diego Symphony from post-bankruptcy to a Tier One major orchestra designation.
May 17, 2017

Meet a San Diego Window Washer

No high-rise is too high for Ernesto Ahumada
April 25, 2017

San Diegan Navy Commander Remembers Operation Earnest Will

The thirtieth anniversary of the US Navy battling Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, as remembered by Jerry O'Donnell
April 3, 2017

Up Close and Personal With Gene Kelly

The Hollywood icon’s wife celebrates his life and legacy in a new show coming to San Diego
March 29, 2017
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