San Diego Magazine

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San Diego Magazine
CategoriesGeneral interest
PublisherDesert Publications
Paid circulation48,795
Year founded1948
Final issue2020
CountryUnited States
Based inSan Diego

San Diego Magazine was a monthly publication concerning life in the San Diego region. It was the city’s longest running lifestyle publication. It was a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA).[1]

San Diego Magazine also publishes Exquisite Weddings Magazine,[2] a biannual magazine for brides and wedding professionals in Southern California and surrounding regions.


San Diego Magazine was first published in 1948. The publishers were Ed and Gloria Self, who also served as joint editors until they sold the title to Jim Fitzpatrick, former publisher of Entrepreneur Magazine, in 1994. It was acquired by CurtCo Media in 2005, who sold it to Desert Publications in 2010.[3] Jim Fitzpatrick then became CEO and Publisher again.[4][5] As of 2018, the magazine's leadership team included Fitzpatrick, Karen Mullen (Associate Publisher), Erin Chamber Smith (Chief Content Officer), and Erin Meanley Glenny (Editor in Chief).[6] San Diego Magazine is a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association.[1] The magazine closed in 2020.[7]

Some of the magazine's special features and events included "Best of San Diego",[8] "50 People to Watch",[9] "Top Doctors in San Diego",[10] and "Women Who Move the City".[11]


  1. ^ a b "CRMA Magazines". City and Regional Magazine Association. Archived from the original on May 31, 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  2. ^ Exquisite Weddings Magazine
  3. ^ "San Diego Magazine Sold to Desert Publications, Inc". April 23, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  4. ^ Freeman, Mike (April 24, 2010). "San Diego Magazine bought by ex-owner". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
  5. ^ "Former owner reacquires San Diego Magazine: Jim Fitzpatrick has bought back the title that he sold in 2005". New Statesman. April 26, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "The San Diego Magazine Team". San Diego Magazine. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Stone, Ken (2020-03-24). "San Diego Magazine Folds After 72 Years, Announces Companywide Layoff". Times of San Diego. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  8. ^ "Archive: Best of San Diego"
  9. ^ "50 People to Watch 2011". San Diego Magazine. May 21, 2012. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  10. ^ "Top Doctors in San Diego 2011". San Diego Magazine. May 21, 2012. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  11. ^ "Women Who Move the City 2011". San Diego Magazine. September 20, 2011. Archived from the original on December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2013.

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