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Monica Garske

Senior City Editor

Monica is based in San Diego, California, and helped launch SDtoday in November 2021. She was previously a senior digital media producer and podcast host at NBC 7 San Diego + The Scene, and has been in the news biz since 2005. She loves hiking, the beach, and family days with her husband and two kids.

Vintage never goes out of style, right?
We hope our SAN guide makes your traveling process plane and simple.
Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in San Diego, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.
The 2024 season of beautiful blooms begins Friday, March 1, and runs through Mother’s Day.
The team is owned by Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings and features a 15-player roster with serious pro experience.
From the San Diego Padres to the San Diego Gulls, we’re sharing details of San Diego’s sports teams.
The fair — which returns June 12-July 7 — will boast headliners like Ludacris, Jay Leno, Pepe Aguilar, and TLC.
The hotel was built in 1924 at 206 Market St. and offered quality accommodations and entertainment for Black visitors in San Diego during the segregation era.
Whether you’re a history buff, art aficionado, or science fan, these 28 museums in San Diego have it all.
From Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter to North Park and East Village, “Taste of” gatherings are alive and well in San Diego.
The 100-year-old apartment community at 326 Juniper St. is considered a “hallmark” of its era — and a “real estate jewel” of present-day San Diego.
The facility’s improved layout includes 58 dog rooms, 55 cat kennels, and 53 spaces for smaller pets.
Take a sweet tour of stores that sell chocolates and other treats.
Thanks for sharing your sweet stories, SD.
The landmark’s historic Naval Building 178 will become the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Performing Arts Center — the future permanent home of Cygnet Theatre.
From a dance party to a cider pairing, you’re going to love these ideas.
Expect big surf along parts of SD’s coastline the morning of Feb. 9, 2024.
According to the National Weather Service, another storm system could move through San Diego County Thursday, Feb. 8, and Friday, Feb. 9.
From murals and public artworks to museums and cultural centers, local Black history is all around us.
This is the global brand’s second restaurant in the San Diego area — the other is in the Gaslamp Quarter’s Hard Rock Hotel.
From downtown San Diego and Balboa Park to City Heights and Mira Mesa — there are many fun community celebrations of the Lunar New Year in 2024.
From bloody mary mix to hand-painted furniture, check out these products made right here in Richmond.
From storm, wildfire, and earthquake preparedness to road closures and public safety, here are some resources San Diegans should have at the ready in case of an emergency.
The Kitchen opens in late February 2024 and The Clubhouse in March 2024 — each featuring dishes by Executive Chef Ryan Bullock.
The 35th annual celebration of SD’s arts and culture scene will offer half-off admission at 70+ participating cultural attractions Feb. 1-Feb. 29, 2024.
From brands to bands, LOU can be really inspiring.
We tap into how SD’s craft brewing scene has grown — and where it’s headed as the mature, experienced, and renowned beer mecca.
Here are ways to help fellow San Diegans impacted by the devastation of the storm on Jan. 22, 2024.
From brands to bands, Austin’s business scene is truly inspired.
The historic venue on Fourth Avenue debuted in March 1924 as a vaudeville and movie theater.