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

Reader writers tell funny stories about dead colleague, Steve Esmedina

Blubbo's world

Esmo’s phone manner was so hugger-mugger that I could be sitting four feet away and could not make out a single word. For all I could tell, he might have been laying fifty on a pony.

Drunk on 163

Blubbo, oh Blubbo, where do I begin? You’re dead, gone, laid out rotting in a casket somewhere in the ground; and if that’s just your body, your corpse, your shell, God, I hope so, because, ...

Has Jacor,, the megamillion-dollar radio holding company, broken antitrust laws?

You can buy all ten of our stations in San Diego

Has Jacor, the megamillion-dollar radio holding company that owns or controls ten San Diego stations, including KSDO, KGB, and KOGO, broken antitrust laws in its haste to gobble up the local radio market? Jacor confirms ...

Harry Mathis says he didn't know ESPN's plans to turn La Jolla Shores Bl. into a racetrack

Community activists in La Jolla blame Mathis for oversized "trophy houses"

Had it not been for his wife, Harry Mathis says he never would have known about ESPN's plans to use La Jolla Shores Drive for a high-speed X Games skating demonstration - plans that were ...

Why Did They Fire John Coleman?

John Coleman says he can pinpoint the day Rodger Hedgecock turned from being a vocal supporter of the referendum drive to put stadium expansion on the ballot to an ardent critic of those efforts. It ...

The growing Copley mansion, Fox Hole, at 1252 Virginia Way

Crystal chandelier shaped like an ascension balloon

Construction crews are again hard at work at David Copley's corner of La Jolla, where three years ago they added what the San Diego Union-Tribune at the time called "a many splendored wing" that more ...

Qualcomm paid $18 million for the stadium name for 20 years

"Just a standard boilerplate"

Next month it will be Qualcomm Stadium, but ten years, five years, maybe even one year down the road, San Diego sports fans could be trooping down to watch the Chargers play at the Bud ...

UCSD nurse threatens William Rehnquist

A head of steam

Susan Viola Klat, until recently a night-shift nurse at UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, is now sitting in a Washington, D.C. jail. Three weeks ago she was convicted of making threats against William Rehnquist, chief ...

San Diego concert promoter Bill Silva gets a sweetheart deal

Donations and free tickets grease the skids

Three months after he cohosted a "birthday party" fundraiser for City Councilwoman Valerie Stallings's 1998 reelection campaign, veteran San Diego concert promoter Bill Silva has been given what critics are calling a sweetheart deal to ...

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