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John Wilkens

John Wilkens joined the Union-Tribune as a staff writer in February 1988. He writes profiles and general-interest features and does author interviews for the Books page. He's won numerous local, state and regional awards for news reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, he worked for the Santa Barbara News-Press for almost nine years before coming to San Diego.
Larry Thomas, former press aide for Wilson and others, dies at 70

Larry Thomas, a San Diego native who parlayed a newspaper job writing about politics into a career as a press spokesman and strategist for a mayor, a governor, a vice president, and one of the largest real estate development companies in California, died Monday night at his home in Newport Beach ...

Larry Thomas, former press aide for Pete Wilson and others, dies at 70

The son of newspaper editor served a mayor, a governor and a vice president.

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