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San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019

Nearly 7,500 of our hungriest readers voted in our annual poll—and the results are served
May 20, 2019

Inside a San Diego Power Couple's Hacienda in Anza-Borrego

How Burger Lounge co-founder Dean Loring and interior designer Melissa Young took a few cues from their adobe-style home—and designed it impeccably
May 8, 2019

Stunning San Diego Landscapes To Inspire Your Green Space

Consider it your no excuses guide to sprucing up your outside (and inside)
May 7, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Mission Hills

Where to eat, drink, and play in the historic hood turned shopping and dining destination
May 6, 2019

Enter San Diego’s Cutest Pet Contest

Your furry family member could win a pet prize package and be featured in San Diego Magazine
May 4, 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

San Diego Homebuyer’s Guide 2019

It's possible to find an affordable home in these six up-and-coming enclaves
April 25, 2019

Letter from the Editor: Close to Home

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the May issue of San Diego Magazine
April 23, 2019

A Family Afar: A Parent's Guide to Scrappy Vacation Planning

Four pointers to plan a vacation around your high-schooler's schedule
April 17, 2019

This Historic Kensington Home Has a Colorful Attitude

How a real estate-savvy couple redesigned their abode to the eclectic max
April 12, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Carmel Valley

The polished suburb is now a hub for trendy desserts, slick spin studios and a highly anticipated retail project
April 5, 2019

Celebrating Women: How Liz Valenzuela Banker Does It

The CEO and president of Shore Solutions turned a gut decision into a life built on hard work
April 2, 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

Reforming Mexico's Court System via a Local Law School

How a new institute at San Diego's Cal Western School of Law is teaching lawyers to work in Mexico's new public trial system
April 1, 2019

Letter from the Editor: Big Things Happening

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the April issue of San Diego Magazine
March 28, 2019

Best of North County 2019

Our annual roundup of what's up-and-coming and full-on buzzy above the 56
March 26, 2019

Win a Trip for Two to Yellowstone Country Montana

Win a trip for two to Montana’s Paradise Valley, including roundtrip airfare on JetBlue from Long Beach to Bozeman, staying at Sage Lodge in Pray.
March 18, 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

Putting a Face to San Diego's Homeless

Three shelter residents share their stories, hopes, and fears with writer Kelly Davis
March 4, 2019

21 Ultimate Road Trip Itineraries from San Diego

These getaways will take you through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico
March 1, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Little Italy

The epicenter of all things cool and culinary in San Diego continues to reinvent itself
February 26, 2019

Letter from the Editor: Gaining Perspective

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the March issue of San Diego Magazine
February 26, 2019

A Mission Hills Condo Gets a Modern-Meets-Art Deco Refresh

Meet the couple who seamlessly took a stab at outfitting their first home on their own
February 11, 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

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Oceanside

Oceanside remains one of San Diego's most creative corners
February 6, 2019

On the Job: The Gondolier

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

Letter from the Editor: It’s a Date!

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the February issue of San Diego Magazine
February 4, 2019

San Diego Date Ideas Every Couple Will Love

95 ways to explore the city with your partner—beyond just dinner and drinks!
February 1, 2019

The Big Family in Little Italy

Troy Johnson pulls up a seat for dinner with San Diego's iconic Italian family, the Busalacchis
January 28, 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

This Funky Bird Rock Abode Breaks Many Design Rules

With help from interior designer and family friend Lorena Gaxiola, the Gabriels put their home together again
January 14, 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

Finding Peace in a San Diego Prison

At Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, inmates are swapping out anger, violence, and stress for yoga
January 8, 2019

Letter from the Editor: Cross the Starting Line

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the January issue of San Diego Magazine
January 4, 2019

The San Diego Runner’s Guide

A deep dive into San Diego's running culture, with tales from local Olympians, conditioning and recovery tips, and more
January 2, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: La Jolla Village

The walkable village is packed with locavore dining, indie shopping, and upscale spa-ing
December 21, 2018

Behind Joe Skoby's Ocean-Inspired Ceramics

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

5 Things We Learned from San Diego’s “Future of Women” Panel

The women behind El Jardín, Wayfarer Bread, and other local female-run food businesses talk gender inequality in restaurants, the pay gap, and why it’s more important than ever to work with farmers
December 12, 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

The Mindful San Diegan

Here's a local's guide to the movement with input from the master, Deepak Chopra
December 5, 2018

Letter from the Editor: How 6,500 Minutes of Meditation Changed Me

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the December issue of San Diego Magazine
December 5, 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

Neighborhood Guide: South Park

Where to eat, drink, and play in the quaint Balboa Park-adjacent enclave
November 30, 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

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: 100 San Diego Gifts

Six local tastemakers share what they're gifting this season, plus editors' picks
November 28, 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

Holiday Entertaining: Three Riffs On a Table Setting

Three San Diego stylists sound off on their suggestions to elevate your seasonal soiree
November 12, 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

Letter from the Editor: Life of Pie

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the November issue of San Diego Magazine
November 7, 2018

73 Must-Try Desserts in San Diego

’Tis the season for cakes, cookies, pastries, pies, profiteroles, and other sweet treats—just don’t tell your dentist to send us the bill
November 6, 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

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Encinitas

Where to eat, drink, and play in the North County locale
November 1, 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

Inside the Icon: The Nat

The society behind the Balboa Park building dates back 144 years, and the specimens inside it even further
October 29, 2018

A Family Afar: Palm Springs Then and Now

Our travelling dad learns how to redefine fun for the whole family in a city he loved before kids
October 17, 2018

Step Inside Kristie Nova's Del Sur Abode

Interior designer Kelly Hinchman helps the boss mom flip a house into an elegant, albeit practical, home for eight
October 10, 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

Julie Darling Named 'San Diego Magazine' Woman of the Year

Plus four other women are recognized at the 13th annual Celebrating Women event
September 27, 2018

San Diego's Top Doctors 2018

Our annual list of 717 physicians in 88 specialties, plus five physicians open up about the emotional burdens of their fields
September 27, 2018

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: College Area

Spreading from SDSU to El Cerrito and Rolando, the enclave has global dining, third-wave coffee, and more
September 27, 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

'San Diego Magazine' turns 70 Years Old

We toast to our birthday with a look back at our favorite covers through the decades
September 25, 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

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: University Heights

Multicultural cuisine and cafés have always been this enclave’s calling card. Now it has trendy cocktail bars, eclectic theater, and vegan-friendly eats, too.
September 7, 2018

Celebrating Women: Meet San Diego State University's First Female President

Adela de la Torre on how she rose to the top and her vision for the school’s (possible) expansion
September 6, 2018

2018-2019 San Diego Arts Preview

54 plays, concerts, ballets, and exhibits you need to see this upcoming season, and more
September 3, 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

Letter from the Editor: Changing Policy While Changing Diapers

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the September issue of San Diego Magazine
August 28, 2018

What San Diego Women Want

53 working women share their compelling stories on navigating pay equity, the baby penalty, #MeToo, and more
August 28, 2018

Just Launched: Our Insiders Club

For members only…New perks, insider info and access to the editors
August 21, 2018

How to Beat the Weekend Farmers' Market Rush

Take a walk through the new Little Italy Wednesday Market
August 15, 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

This Encinitas Abode Doubles as Both a Home and a Gallery

Meet the globetrotting couple who made their Encintas house a home
August 10, 2018

Meet the Globetrotters and Expats Shaping San Diego

We asked 20 travel-savvy locals to give us a much-needed outside perspective on the city and, well, on us
August 6, 2018

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Chula Vista

A prime example of South Bay rising, this city is blending old and new in its cuisine, craft beer, and entertainment
August 3, 2018

Celebrating Women: A Q&A With Oberon Fuels' Dr. Rebecca Boudreaux

The biofuel company president talks changing paths, the importance of mentors, and the thrill of working in early-stage companies
August 1, 2018
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