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From the Archives: The First Issue of 'San Diego Magazine'

As a nod to our 70th anniversary, we dissect the makings of our first-ever issue
October 24, 2018

From the Archives: A Working Woman in 1950

More than 50 years ago, being a "career woman" meant jobs in art and modeling and an income for clothes and dinner parties
September 14, 2018

From the Archives: Vanna White Was on Our Cover

In June 2003, the Wheel of Fortune star graced our cover—and that wasn't the only shocker
August 20, 2018

From the Archives: We Were Not Dog's Best Friend

Plenty has changed in pet ownership since 1976
July 20, 2018

From the Archives: 'Scuse Our French

San Diego's French cuisine was more classy than casual in 1976
June 19, 2018

From the Archives: The Great Blind Beer Taste-Off in 1981

Back when San Diego craft beer was nonexistent
May 15, 2018

From the Archives: The Transformation of North County

A look back at North County’s rep in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’90s
April 9, 2018

From the Archives: San Diego's Real Estate Market in 1977

In the 70s, homes in La Jolla went for $120,000—and other real estate shockers
March 16, 2018

From the Archives: San Diego's Thriving Marijuana Industry

In the 1980s, North County’s marijuana was considered “the largest cash agricultural crop in California”
February 16, 2018

From the Archives: San Diego's 'Telecom Valley' in 1997

We look back to San Diego's big break into wireless innovations, beginning with Qualcomm in Sorrento Valley
January 18, 2018

From the Archives: A 1949 Holiday Gift Guide

A peek into San Diego's gift-giving past—cigarette accessories and all!
December 18, 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

From the Archives: What San Diego's AIDS Epidemic Looked Like in 1988

We look back at the ethical, economic, and medical crises behind the epidemic
October 19, 2017

From the Archives: Angela Davis Stirred up Campus Controversy in 1969

The activist and UC San Diego PhD candidate had created an uproar with the university regents
September 12, 2017

From the Archives: Best of San Diego 1996

A good old-fashioned roast pegged to our past issue
August 18, 2017

Picture Perfect: A Scenic View of the Bay

This candid outtake from our July cover shoot punctuates the season
July 20, 2017

Photo of the Month: The Night Light of Downtown

An east village photographer captures downtown San Diego
March 14, 2017

Photo of the Month: An Otherwordly View of Torrey Pines State Beach

UCSD graduate student captures a stunning night view
February 10, 2017

Photo of the Month: A Sunset View in Cardiff

Pacific Beach native captures a photo of Vulcan Avenue
December 23, 2016

Vintage San Diego: Julian in the Winter

The quaint mountain town has been giving many San Diego kids their first exposure to snow for nearly 150 years
November 28, 2016

Picture Perfect: Water Under the Bridge

Encinitas-based photographer captured the Coronado Bridge from Seaport Village
November 28, 2016

Vintage San Diego: How Our City Has Changed Since 1876

Before bottleneck traffic and the modern housing crisis, San Diego was a swath of undeveloped land, horse-drawn carriages, and dairy farms
October 28, 2016

Vintage San Diego: Neighborhood in Training

We're throwing it back to Liberty Station before it was a bustling arts and culinary hotspot
October 28, 2016

Picture Perfect: Edge of the World

Local photographer captures Sunset Cliffs just after sunset
October 28, 2016

Vintage San Diego: Rent a Tent

In the early 1900s, the Hotel de Coronado was renting oceanfront tents to the rising tide of visitors
September 23, 2016

Event Photos: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Youth of the Year Celebration

Photos from the event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on August 5, 2016
September 23, 2016

Event Photos: Fur Ball

Photos from the event at the San Diego Humane Society on August 13, 2016
September 23, 2016

Event Photos: InnoVision Headquarters Grand Opening Party

Photos from the event at the InnoVision Headquarters on August 12, 2016
September 23, 2016

Picture Perfect: A Wild Ride

Local photographer captures a bird's-eye view of Belmont Park.
September 23, 2016

Picture Perfect: Sun City

Local photographer captures a panoramic view of downtown
August 23, 2016

Vintage: The Old Globe in 1935

From two accounts of arson to Broadway acclaim, Balboa Park's Old Globe Theatre has seen it all
August 23, 2016

Vintage San Diego: The Del Mar Racetrack in 1973

Take a look at the former paddock and Turf Club Patio prior to the 1993 renovation
August 3, 2016

Vintage San Diego: The MLB All-Stars Game in 1992

This month, San Diego will host the 87th MLB All-Star Game at Petco Park
June 24, 2016

From the Archives: Dine Like It’s 1989

A peek at San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants issue from August, 1989
June 2, 2016

Vintage San Diego: Welcome to the Club

San Diego Yacht Club in June, 1935
May 27, 2016

Picture Perfect: Downtown at Sunset

Photographer John Bahu has shot urban scenes that can be found on postcards and in calendars throughout San Diego
May 27, 2016

A Day in the Life of Ballerina Ariana Gonzalez

The City Ballet dancer takes the stage as the female lead in Romeo and Juliet
April 22, 2016

Picture Perfect: Starry Night

Photographer Austin Trigg set out in the thick of the summer heat to view the annual Perseid meteor shower
April 22, 2016

Vintage San Diego: On Broadway

This 1885 photo shows a rarefied glimpse at San Diego more than a century ago
April 22, 2016

Vintage San Diego: Art Alive

Here’s to 35 years of getting San Diego to stop and smell the roses
March 25, 2016

Early All-Stars

Remembering the heroes of the Negro Leagues and the Padres’ first black player
March 25, 2016

Picture Perfect: Surf's Up

El Niño delivers in La Jolla
March 25, 2016

Vintage San Diego: The Grand Stands

At the center of San Diego’s current Charger drama is the one player that cannot defend itself—Qualcomm Stadium
February 26, 2016

Vintage San Diego: Bringing Sexy Back

San Diego Magazine published a steamy story about our city’s most eligible men in 1984
January 22, 2016

Picture Perfect: Seascape Stunner

When Jaclyn Shepard isn’t hiking through national parks or nearby trails, she’s snapping away in her neighborhood of Ocean Beach
January 22, 2016

Vintage San Diego: Curtain Up

This month, the Civic Theatre, San Diego’s largest performing arts venue, celebrates 50 years.
December 23, 2015

Vintage San Diego: A Starchitect is Born

Rob Quigley is one of the most prominent architectural figures in San Diego, best known for his skyline-altering design of the new public library downtown.
November 25, 2015

Vintage San Diego: Our Father, the Hero

One of the most highly decorated officials in the history of the U.S. Navy, late Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale moved to Coronado in 1962
October 30, 2015

Picture Perfect: Night Light

North Park resident Kevin Moore captured this image of a recent lunar eclipse using the time-lapse technique
September 25, 2015

Vintage San Diego: A Presidential Welcome

Traveling by motorcade in 1960, President Dwight Eisenhower was greeted by San Diegans
September 25, 2015

Vintage San Diego: Happy Campers

In 1941, Torrey Pines State Beach was a popular seaside campsite
August 31, 2015

Vintage San Diego: Seabiscuit on the Stretch Run

Del Mar Racetrack, August 12, 1938
July 31, 2015

Best of San Diego in Pictures

A look at the stories behind 15 of our favorite images
July 30, 2015

Vintage San Diego: A Jolly Fourth

Prospect Street in La Jolla on July 4, 1924
June 24, 2015

Picture Perfect: Surf Photography

A Solid North Swell
June 24, 2015

Picture Perfect: See the Light

During a Central Library tour, Dr. Charles Mittman, 80, was inspired to photograph the Helen Price Reading Room
May 22, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse Gala

La Jolla Playhouse March 21, 2015
May 22, 2015

Girls Night Out

ResMed, April 8, 2015
May 22, 2015

San Diego French-American School Gala

San Diego Natural History Museum, March 28, 2015
May 22, 2015

Vintage San Diego: Join the Club

La Jolla Shores, June 8, 1946
May 22, 2015

SEAL-NSW Family Foundation Fundraiser

Del Mar Country Club, March 21, 2015
May 22, 2015

The Salvation Army Woman of Dedication Luncheon

Hilton San Diego Bayfront - April 7, 2015
May 22, 2015

Vintage San Diego: Fifty and Fab

Bertrand at Mister A’s, circa 1980s
April 24, 2015

Picture Perfect: On the Job

Semper Fidelis Sunset
April 24, 2015

Vintage San Diego: Heavy Metal

October 8, 1942
March 23, 2015

Picture Perfect: Sunset Stunner

Bella La Jolla
February 23, 2015

Vintage San Diego: Mobile Homes

The corner of India and Laurel streets in 1942-1945
February 23, 2015

Vintage San Diego: Fore! Play

Bob Hope at the San Diego Country Club in 1953
January 27, 2015

Vintage San Diego: Building Balboa Park

Balboa Park, 1914
December 23, 2014

Picture Perfect: Breaching Point

Lucky Shot
December 23, 2014

Vintage San Diego: Holiday Cheer

But by the time this photograph was taken, the Chargettes were a full-fledged squad performing at San Diego Stadium.
November 26, 2014

Vintage San Diego: San Diego Takes Flight

The first successful midair refueling, June 27, 1923
October 23, 2014

Picture Perfect: Cloudy Vision

Mark Johnson regularly paddles out into the swell to capture some of San Diego’s most breathtaking sights
October 23, 2014

Picture Perfect: Sunrise Reflections

Start of a colorful morning
September 25, 2014

Vintage San Diego: Scientists by the Shore

Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1910
September 25, 2014

Esenoff Award Gala

Beth Israel of San Diego, May 17, 2014
September 2, 2014

Bring It!

San Diego Hall of Champions, May 1, 2014
September 2, 2014

Patrons of the Prado Gala

Prado, Balboa Park, July 12, 2014
September 2, 2014

National Football League Players Association

Pirch, Westfield UTC, July 1, 2014
September 2, 2014

Tux ’N Tennies Summer Bash

Embarcadero Marina Park South, June 27, 2014
September 2, 2014
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