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Stories by Thomas K. Arnold

Ocean Beach – most dangerous place to swim in San Diego

Ocean Beach is the most dangerous place to swim in the entire county, according to recue figures compiles by the various lifeguard agencies that service San Diego’s seventy miles of coastline. During August, city lifeguards ...

September 17, 1987
Shortcut from La Jolla to I-5 rendered impossible

For years Pacific Beach and La Jolla residents trying to reach northbound Interstate 5 have used a short cut to avoid the congested intersection of Garnet Avenue and Mission Bay Drive. (Several blocks north of ...

August 21, 1986
Point Loma Tennis Club condominium owners getting fined

Aside from their regular monthly mortgage payments, tax bills insurance premiums, and homeowner association fees, Point Loma Tennis Club condominium owners also have to worry about another potential drain on their finances: fines for breaking ...

January 9, 1986
Hunter S. Thompson's most recent adventure in San Diego

At the Radisson’s twelfth-floor concierge desk, a young woman asked, “Excuse me, but are you the Hunter S. Thompson? I heard what you do to hotel rooms. Please don’t destroy your room here.”

October 17, 1985
Volleyball players take on bayfront homeowners in Mission Beach

David Whittaker is the guru of Mission Beach volleyball. When he moved here seven years ago, he recalls, there were only two volleyball courts in Mission Beach, both on the bay side at the foot ...

June 20, 1985
Pacific Beach steals the nightlife from La Jolla

La Jollans, to paraphrase an old Kingston Trio song, may well be wondering, “Where have all the people gone?” The office vacancy rate is fifty percent, local realtors say, and recently completed office buildings along ...

March 28, 1985
USA Today set up 2000 coin boxes in San Diego County

The street-level penetration of USA Today into the San Diego market, which began two years ago and now includes 2000 coin boxes countywide, has prompted a number of other out-of-town dailies to try similar tactics ...

January 24, 1985
Prophet Vegetarian restaurant shuts doors

From the time the Prophet International Vegetarian Restaurant opened in 1971 until just recently, the East San Diego eatery served as the mainstay of San Diego's health food crowd. Vegetarians and health food aficionados from ...

January 10, 1985
Luigi's, Poma's, Square Pan, Giant New York, Rebel Bakers, Pompei Vesuvio – all in O.B.

Back in the late Sixties, the foot of Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach was considered San Diego’s answer to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district becase of a steady invasion of peace/love/brotherhood-espousing “hippies.” A decade and a ...

November 8, 1984
Catamaran Hotel to add a second Bahia Belle

The late Mission Bay hotelier Bill Evans began making plans two years ago to add a second cruise boat to the one already plying the waters of Mission Bay between the two hotels he owns ...

October 11, 1984
Hotel del Coronado buys Oxford Hotel

The Hotel Del Coronado’s plans to move the Oxford Hotel onto its grounds is actually the first step in a five-phase conceptual master plan completed by San Diego architectural firm Bradt Ackerman & Associates just ...

September 6, 1984
Coronado casts cold eye on Glorietta Bay live-aboards

In the waters just off the Coronado Municipal Golf Course, from the clubhouse stretching south about half a mile, more than twenty boats are anchored year-round while their owners live aboard them, and another seventy ...

August 2, 1984
Developer Terry Sheldon takes out option to buy Famosa Slough

A year ago, most residents living in the vicinity of Famosa Slough thought the matter of what to do with the twenty-acre marsh had pretty much been resolved. The slough, located on the southeast corner ...

July 26, 1984
Union, Tribune, L.A. Times chase J. David Dominelli to Montserrat

Ralph Frammolino was the first American journalist to arrive on the Caribbean island of Montserrat in search of fugitive financier J. David Dominelli, a reporter for the San Diego County edition of the Los Angeles ...

May 10, 1984
Le Chalet keeping motorcyclists out

When Paul Krug bought the Le Chalet nightclub near the foot of Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach a year ago last December, he was well aware of the club’s notoriety as a hangout for bikers, ...

March 15, 1984
When Roger Hedgecock was a concert promoter

Throughout all the recent commotion about stadium rock concerts, one city politician was tangly silent: Mayor Roger Hedgecock. And that seems a bit ironic, since of all city officials, Hedgecock's background in rock and roll ...

November 17, 1983
Owner of the Surfside Motel impersonates Mayor Bilbray

Imperial Beach Mayor Brian Bilbray, whose ambitions for higher office are no secret, has enough problems on his hands in the recent past, with his city’s treasury nearly empty and with his beaches closed for ...

September 1, 1983
Neil Morgan loves Dick Cramer, IMED, and IVAC

Most everybody likes to see his name in the paper, and Tribune editor Neil Morgan certainly takes care of his old friend Dick Cramer in that regard. When Cramer's medical instruments firm, IMED, was sold ...

April 28, 1983
Singer-songwriter-eccentric-stock market whiz Arthur-Edward Seykot

A few classics drawn from the deep well of stories about Encinitas millionaire Ed Seykota: He’s walking down the street with a friend when he glimpses some butterflies fluttering nearby. Immediately he hurries off to ...

April 21, 1983
O.B Rag, O.B. Times, O.B. News, O. B. Scene, O-Beacon

Three and a half years ago, Stan Sorenson, who at the time operated a small bookstore on Bacons Street in Ocean Beach, decided on a whim to start a community newspaper. It had been four ...

November 11, 1982
San Carlos's Wyatts are desperate to know who killed their daughter in Santee

The Santee condominium in which Michelle Wyatt lived for the last nine months of her life is typical of the hundreds of others that were constructed during the late Seventies in similar newly developed East ...

Byrd Thysell, Coronado bridge manager, gives a tour

A few things that went into the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge: 13,000 tons of steel; 75,000 gallons of paint; more than 100,000 tons of concrete; about $27 million; and an enormous amount of politcal clout. A few of the results: 38,000 cars per day, endless political controversy, and nearly 100 suicides.

January 28, 1982
The short career of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

Fall 1981 Anthony’s Harborside is one of more than a dozen lounges along the San Diego waterfront from the Embarcadero north to La Jolla. Located on Harbor Drive at the western edge of downtown, Anthony’s ...

November 25, 1981
He brought punk rock to San Diego

The patrons heading into the Spirit club shortly before nine on a recent Saturday night might have thought it peculiar that a large, paint-splattered wooden stepladder would be propped up against the roof just to ...

August 20, 1981
Ocean Beach – the Haight Ashbury of San Diego

The January, 1968 opening of the In Between, a youth-counseling center originally sponsored by the Point Loma Methodist Church, didn’t help matters much; it seemed to attract as many troublemakers as it did those in search of help.

August 13, 1981
Lakeside Hotel – roughest nightspot in San Diego County

“Most of the fights are just fist swinging, but I’ve seen people get knocked down on that concrete porch out there and then someone comes along and just pounds their head open."

July 16, 1981

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