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Times of San Diego begins its 8th year of publication on Sunday with a monthly audience that routinely exceeds 600,000.

The independent local news website launched on March 14, 2014, and recorded 59,539 unique users — the standard measure of online readership — in the following April, its first full month.

By comparison, over the past six months, from September through February, Times of San Diego averaged just over 600,000 unique users a month — a 10-fold increase.

Times of San Diego has changed dramatically in seven years. The editorial team has grown, the site recently completed a major redesign, and coverage has expanded with regional and statewide news.

But the website’s goal remains the same — timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of news of significance to residents of San Diego County.

The team of seven contributing editors and photographers now publishes an average of 25 articles a day covering all aspects of this community. Major topics include politics, crime, business, sports, education, arts, military, science, health, life and opinion.

Also unchanged after seven years is a business model designed to ensure that high-quality news coverage is available to all. The site is entirely free, supported by local and national advertising as well as contributions from our readers.

Also free is a daily email newsletter sent at 8 a.m. with the top news over the past 24 hours.

If you like what we do and want to help support our work, consider a small monthly contribution — the cost of a latte — via PayPal or PressPatron.

Times of San Diego has broken major stories, and has received numerous professional awards, but what is most gratifying to the team is the loyalty of our audience.

Thanks to you, our readers, for trusting San Diego and helping it grow.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.