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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

Had his hand in: Padres, Westgate Hotel, Westgate Tuna, Yellow Cab, Kona Kai, Fashion Valley

When Dick Nixon Came to Town San Diego entrepreneur Arnholt Smith, one of Nixon’s earliest supporters, remembered a melancholy evening in the early ’60s when Nixon was holding a meeting and asked him to get ...

February 28, 2021
Carlsbad and Encinitas rebel against restaurant lock-downs

It was a showdown like no other. The battle over whether aggressively to enforce the state’s ban on outdoor dining was the biggest brouhaha to hit Carlsbad in five years. Impassioned pleas and stern rebukes; ...

January 20, 2021
San Diego's shadiest characters: John Moores, David Malcolm, Dick Silberman

UCSD, Big Money, and the Ball Club When Gray Davis appointed Padres owner John Moores to the Board of Regents of the University of California, Dynes said, “I’m really looking forward to working with him…I’m ...

January 4, 2021
Wanna hear complaints about the San Diego Zoo?

The zoo I remember is the zoo that I miss. When I was a kid, my mom used to take me to the zoo every Saturday, after German school at the nearby Grace Lutheran church ...

December 2, 2020
Anybody in San Diego remember Kicks magazine?

It’s a sweltering Saturday in August, oven hot, and I should be at the beach. Instead, I’m waiting in line to be allowed into Beat Box Records, a cool little used record store on Logan ...

November 11, 2020
San Diego's secret and not-so-secret Trump supporters

Trump is a racist, his critics charge. He’s a clown. He’s a narcissist, a blowhard, an asshole. He’s despicable, deplorable, and so (as Hillary Clinton said four years ago) are his supporters. “I’d rather vote ...

October 28, 2020
Who will take over those Nordstroms?

No talk of the economic fallout from the covid-19 pandemic is complete without a nod to the commercial real estate market. While residential real estate commands record prices, thanks to a shortage of supply, the ...

September 23, 2020
San Diegans start to raise more chickens

This is a story about chickens and the ordinary people, like me, who raise them in their backyards. It’s a story that is centered around trendy buzzwords such as “sustainable living” and “urban farming” – ...

August 26, 2020
Ocean Beach – San Diego's last true neighborhood

Pros and cons of berms – shelter for homeless, backwash for surfers The sand berms are up in Ocean Beach. For some it signals the beginning of winter when kids can be seen boarding down ...

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