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Seven Ways to Give Back As a Group

Grab your coworkers, friends, book club, or church members
January 21, 2020

The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
January 20, 2020

United Way and Serving Seniors Celebrate Big Birthdays

Plus Academy of Our Lady of Peace students help needy families
January 20, 2020

How to Care for a ZZ Plant

January Newland of Wild Island Collective fills out our tip sheet
January 17, 2020

Shop Like a Tastemaker: Sormeh Rienne's Favorite Things

The San Diego-based interior designer shows up what she's loving now
January 16, 2020

3 San Diego Ceramists on Why Their Craft's Cool Again

Pottery makers explain their business of clays and glaze
January 15, 2020

The Rock 'n' Roll Home in Kensington

How the Hernandezes worked in phases to bring a little edginess
January 10, 2020

Six Picks for San Diego Restaurant Week 2020

You’re guaranteed to do well with any of our winners from last year’s Best Restaurants poll
January 10, 2020

Why Do People Call It Coronado Island When It's a Peninsula?

San Diego Magazine’s fact checker extraordinaire answers our questions about our city
January 8, 2020

When Your Christmas Tree Turns Brown, Stay Green by Recycling It

After the Christmas spirit has left your home, save your tree a trip to the landfill and choose a greener option: recycling it (or letting it decompose naturally)
January 3, 2020

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Carlsbad

Where to eat, drink, and play in the North County enclave
December 30, 2019

How Much It Costs to Rent in Normal Heights

Cody and Jamie share what it's like to rent a two bedroom
December 30, 2019

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in San Diego 2020

Whether you’re celebrating the end of a decade or the beginning of a new one, these are fine choices of venue.
December 20, 2019

Queenstown Public House Hosts Fifth Gingerbread Toy Drive

Plus local businesses and organizations give big ahead of the holidays
December 16, 2019

San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2020

Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels and attractions and win a $200 gift card
December 13, 2019

From the Archives: Covers of Christmas Past

We revisit four holiday covers from the '50s and '60s
December 13, 2019

High-Tech Fundraising

San Diego–based companies like DonationMatch, Coin Up, and Classy are modernizing the world of philanthropy
December 10, 2019

Your Guide to the 2019 Holiday Season in San Diego

‘Tis the season to take in twinkling lights, toast with wintry cocktails, and tuck into your favorite holiday treats.
December 9, 2019

Home for the Holidays in San Diego

Step inside the Garretts' Encinitas home for holiday decorating tips
December 9, 2019

San Diego Holiday Gift Guide 2019

71 local gift ideas for her, him, the kids, (and even pets!) broken down by price
December 2, 2019

Where to Shop in San Diego on Small Business Saturday

Cross holiday shopping off your to-do list while supporting these discounted local shops and eateries
November 25, 2019

Ronald McDonald House’s ROMP Gala raises $600,000

Plus more good news from Home Start, Inc. and SAY San Diego
November 25, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Julian

The apple pie alone is legendary, and new businesses have turned this small mining town into a dining and craft cider destination too
November 22, 2019

Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in San Diego

They’ll do the dishes, too.
November 20, 2019

Five Questions With Local Bodyboarder Diego Land

Land and his son Micah will compete at this weekend’s Bodyboarding US Festival in Ocean Beach, the first major sponging contest California has seen in years.
November 18, 2019

Glam Squad Targets San Diego’s Low-Income Seniors

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

From the Archives: San Diego Magazine's First Review of Pamplemousse, 1997

What's the same and a little different at one of San Diego's most iconic restaurants
November 13, 2019

3 Ways to Style Your Succulents for the Holidays

We excerpt three recipes from Jessica Cain's book, Stylish Succulent Designs & Other Botanical Crafts
November 12, 2019

Bank of America honors Alpha Project and Kitchens for Good

Plus the Burn Institute and the Ocean Discovery Institute throw parties with a purpose
November 11, 2019

The Upside of a Downsize—to an Apartment in Carmel Valley

Why the Braidwoods sold their three-bedroom home
November 8, 2019

The Gary and Mary West Foundation Help PACE Open a New 20,000-Square-Foot Center in San Marcos

Plus more good news from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, Rest Haven Children’s Fund, and a celebration of 30 years of providing better education in Tijuana.
November 4, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Chula Vista

The owner of Tuetano Taqueria shares her favorite ways to eat, drink, and play in this South Bay city
October 28, 2019

Real Heroes Honored at Red Cross Breakfast

Plus a golf tournament raises money for veterans and Barrio Logan College Institute finds a new home
October 28, 2019

A Little Italy Store Just for Home Hobbyists

Home Ec has something for every modern-day homemaker
October 21, 2019

The Old Globe Raises $1 Million for Arts Programs

Plus BBB honors local businesses and nonprofits receive grants galore
October 21, 2019

22 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in San Diego This Year

Plan a night (at least) of trick-or-treating, sipping, dancing, and eating this spooky season.
October 18, 2019

From the Archives: The Original "How San Diego Are You" Quiz in 2006

What's changed, and what hasn't, in defining what it means to be a San Diegan
October 18, 2019

North Park's New Home Décor and Dog Garb Shop

How Brittney Garbani came up with the concept of Home + Hound
October 15, 2019

Inside the Coin-Op Owners' Point Loma Pad

How this cheeky couple made over their home into a three-story
October 14, 2019

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in San Diego

Picture-perfect prosts and picture-perfect posts.
October 11, 2019

Shop like a Tastemaker: Mariel Cuervo's Stylish Must-Haves

The boss babe, who works on both sides of the border, shares 10 of her favorite things
October 9, 2019

Mama’s Kitchen Delivers its 9 Millionth Meal

Plus fundraisers for The Clearity Foundation, Just in Time for Foster Youth, and kids and veterans charities bring in big bucks
October 7, 2019

The Best Local Bookstores in San Diego

From new to used, vintage to modern, memoir to science fiction, you’re sure to find the page-turner you’re searching for
October 4, 2019

Volunteers of America Southwest Raises Over $140,000 at its Celebrity Golf Classic

Plus more good news from The San Diego Foundation and the Midway Museum
September 30, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Old Town

Where to eat, drink, and play in this historic corner of San Diego
September 26, 2019

Pop-Up Magazine Brings Its Live Storytelling to San Diego for the First Time

The sister to California Sunday Magazine curates a program of live performances of narrative, brought to life with music, illustrations, and audio clips
September 24, 2019

The Best Tennis Courts and Clubs in San Diego

With or without a membership, whatever kind of court you’re looking for—hard, clay, lighted—you’re bound to find the perfect match.
September 23, 2019

Mama’s Kitchen’s Diabetes Program Gets a $50k Boost

Plus more good news from Classy, the Living Coast Discovery Center, the San Diego Rescue Mission, and McAlister Institute
September 23, 2019

How Nonprofits Are Crunched For Data

To get the big bucks and support, organizations have to prove their worth with in-depth data like never before
September 17, 2019

San Ysidro Health Raises $670,000 While Celebrating 50 Years

Plus Sharp HospiceCare holds a winning regatta, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center works it at a fashion show, and more
September 16, 2019

From the Archives: Surfing Like a Girl in 2000

A look back on San Diego surf culture, and the women who spurred a sea change in the sport
September 6, 2019

Are We Taking Care of Our Seniors?

How San Diego is—and is not—meeting the needs of a growing population
September 3, 2019

Chefs Cook for a Cause at the Living Coast Discovery Center

Plus Promises2Kids reunites siblings in foster care at fun summer camp
September 2, 2019

Fall Fashion 2019: 7 Looks That Embrace the Season

Get swept away in the little things defining autumn
August 23, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: North Park

What's tried-and-true, new, and coming soon in this hip San Diego hood
August 23, 2019

The Volunteer Diaries

Three locals describe their work and how it enriches lives in the San Diego community
August 20, 2019

A Complete Guide to San Diego’s Best Dog Parks

Let your pooch run, fetch, and sniff to her heart’s content at these hot-diggity dog spots. Off-leash, dog beaches, pup-friendly hiking—it’s all here.
August 16, 2019

From the Archives: San Diego's Real Estate Market in 1952

Even 60 some years ago, supply and demand drove the housing game
August 14, 2019

Don’t Tell Comedy, a Stand-Up Startup, Comes to San Diego

A three-day comedy series known for secret locations and performers is coming to San Diego this weekend
August 13, 2019

How a Chula Vista Couple DIYed Their House into a Vintage Home

First-time renovators antique the tract home out of their Chula Vista two-story
August 12, 2019

The San Diego Foundation Receives $500,000 for its Community Scholars Initiative

Plus Feeding San Diego awards $25,000 in grants and an OLP student wins an international title
August 12, 2019

New Animal Planet Series Takes Viewers Inside the San Diego Zoo

The show premieres on Aug. 10 at 8 p.m.
August 9, 2019

The School Bus-Turned-Boutique Everyone Is Talking About

Eric Brown Jr. sells ’90s nostalgia from a refurbished school bus, Backtrack Vintage
August 9, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Kearny Mesa

In this special foodie edition, we find out what's trending in this diverse neighborhood
August 7, 2019

The 7 Best Farmers Markets in San Diego

Where to get the best urchin, CBD tea, and pasta-stuffed baguettes, and have the best time possible at the DMV
August 6, 2019

Marrow Fine Leaps from Showroom to Shop

The one-of-a-kind jeweler opens a flagship store inside One Paseo
July 30, 2019

A Barbecue Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Plus local restaurants step up for foster kids and a baby wipes business backs events for NICU families
July 29, 2019

Companies That Give Back Do Better

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

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Names Its Pacific Military Youth of the Year

Plus Jewish Family Service receives the 2019 Light of Pride Award, and Wounded Warrior Homes gets a boost
July 22, 2019

A Guide to Offsite Comic-Con Events 2019 to Keep the Festivities Going

Continue your celebration of Comic-Con’s 50th Anniversary at these Convention Center-adjacent hotspots, July 18-21
July 17, 2019

From the Archives: What We Thought San Diego Would Look Like in 2001

Predictions from the January 1979 issue of San Diego Magazine
July 17, 2019

11 Things You Didn’t Know About the Del Mar Racetrack

Celebrate the track with fun facts about its 80 hat-filled years of history
July 15, 2019

Nathan Myhrvold's Food For Thought

The art and science behind the photography of ‘Modernist Cuisine’
July 12, 2019

This Fallbrook Ranch House Is Steeped in Eclectic Minimalism

How a little patience and a some gut decisions brought this family back to Fallbrook again
July 11, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Imperial Beach

Where to eat, drink, and play in this laid-back beach town
July 11, 2019

Your 2019 San Diego Pride Guide

Show your support for San Diego’s LGBTQ community this week by running, walking, rallying, singing, dancing—or all of the above
July 11, 2019

The Best San Diego Happy Hours to Get You Through the Week

All the best spots to take advantage of drink specials, cheap bites and more, from Pacific Beach to South Park
July 8, 2019

25 Summer Essentials for Every San Diegan

We've rounded up something for every family member to get to the beach fashionably
July 8, 2019

Three Animal Nonprofits on a Mission to Help Dogs and People

How dog rescue organizations are also helping out inmates, veterans, the homeless and more, as told through the eyes of the beneficiaries
July 2, 2019

Promises2Kids’ Private Concert Brings in $1.25 Million

Plus Meals on Wheels’ fiesta-themed gala, the San Diego Women’s Foundation fights human trafficking, and the Mid-City CAN youth council unveils its new mural
July 1, 2019
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