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Thomas K. Arnold

Arnold wrote news and features for the Reader in the 1980s and 1990s.

Some of his early writing:

Nov. 17, 1983 Doors Opened in Past for Mayor (Hedgecock history as concert promoter)

Apr. 26, 1990 A Town Called Bob

Jan. 7, 1993 What They Didn't Tell You About Mr. San Diego

Articles by Thomas K. Arnold

San Franciscans and others driving San Diego's real estate

We’ve all heard about how home prices in San Diego have never been higher, and that demand is so great that homes for sale typically get multiple bids and wind up selling for more than ...

September 22, 2021
Murder brings down price of some San Diego homes

The house at 2719 Chestnut Avenue in northeast Carlsbad sits on a tract of land once used for tomato farming. The tract is a neat, well-kept neighborhood that is home to a mix of young ...

San Diego tacos – from the beginning to now

It’s just after noon on a Thursday at Escondido’s TJ Tacos. The place is surprisingly uncrowded, with only about six people in line for the taco stand’s signature adobada tacos, a spicy blend of marinated ...

Unsheltered: ‘Homeless’ doesn’t tell the whole story in San Diego

Karina Martinez is 32 and a native of Oceanside. She was born and raised in the Los Arbolitos neighborhood, just west of where El Camino Real meets Mission Avenue. She has four children, who are ...

June 23, 2021
Encinitas bolshevik beach bum, the demise of O.B. Spaceman, Bill Gookin

The Man Who Broke the Rules He worked for several months at a bakery injecting jelly into the jelly donuts. The job paid minimum wage, but it had great benefits: he could eat all the ...

May 23, 2021
The siren song of Sunset Cliffs, our beach gangs – O.B. Rats, Tuna Boys, P.B. Vermin

The Deadly View from Sunset Cliffs “We used to average about a hundred calls a year,” he says, “but in 1986 it was down to sixty-nine, and in 1987, there were only forty-three.” These figures ...

May 9, 2021
Padres player scandals, city council caves to John Moores, farm manager Russ Nixon tells history

The Evil I Do Not Intend Dravecky raised some eyebrows that month when he appeared with Eric Show and Mark Thurmond at a John Birch Society booth at the Del Mar Fair. Back home in ...

May 8, 2021
Wholesome and off-beat homeschooling, Helix High football, Mission Bay High reunion

The Only Kid at Whitebread Central Who Listened to Danzig Many people have asked me why I’m not in school, and when I explain that I am on home study, they want to know why. ...

May 1, 2021
San Diego's vinyl records surge, but why?

Nicholas Friesen is a 38-year-old native San Diegan – he grew up in Southeast – who has been working in used record stores all his life. “I’ve got this 10,000-hour thing going for me,” he ...

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