Aloha, Bill Arballo

Aloha, Bill Arballo
Bill Arballo had a collection of vintage typewriters in his Encinitas home, although eventually only one worked. “You can’t find anyone to repair them anymore,” he once said. Arballo learned to type in a high school class, which he was forced to take because he couldn’t pass the first assignment in woodshop. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Former Del Mar mayor and long-time journalist Bill Arballo passed away peacefully at his Encinitas home on Dec. 8. He was 92.

For more than a decade his Coast News column “Eye on the Coast” provided North County readers with a snapshot of local news in short paragraphs and one-liners.

He was occasionally criticized for his purposefully misspelled words, a style he adopted from New York columnist Walter Winchell, inventor of the gossip column.

A tribute to Bill will be featured in the Dec. 16 issue of The Coast News.

We’re gonna miss ya, Bill.

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