It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:

What else makes this city great?

Tim Pyles

Disc Jockey,  FM 949,
Live: Rolando Park
Work: Middletown and Mission Valley
How Long: Since 1985

Tell us where you grew up. If you’re not from here, when did you move
here and why?

I grew up in La Jolla after very short stints in Garden Grove and West Covina near LA, but I originated from Minneapolis, Minnesota, my birth state. My time in San Diego began when I was just four years old, my parents landing in La Jolla (or The Jewel,) where they still live to this day.  Growing up in one of the most beautiful places in our county was pretty darn good. I’d say my favorite place in LJ would have to be Marine Street, a sublime beach spot! La Jolla was my youth, but the city became my playground after High School. I had a Vespa and a parka– we went everywhere! I loved growing up in LJ, but felt it was sheltered from the rest of the city, I had to get out!

Why do you continue to call San Diego home (Besides the Weather)?

When I was younger, it seemed that all the creative types wanted to get out of San Diego. Move to NY, SF or LA, anywhere but here!  I’ve always loved this town. It still has a charm that no other city offers. It’s a big city with a small town vibe. But change is happening and a transition from the old guard to young energy is taking over.  We have so much to offer now, music, art and culture. From art galleries to new music venues, this town is hot. People are moving here and making it better. I still can’t believe we are the Micro-Brew Capitol of the country! The eye’s are on us from Beer to Wavves, as in the band, not our beaches, although they are pretty nice too…