These were the most-read stories for the week of Aug 6-12.
After putting together a bond that will cost taxpayers almost 10 times what they borrowed, the Poway Unified School District has become California’s poster child for a form of exotic financing.
The school districts in San Diego, Oceanside and Escondido all have their own versions of the expensive capital appreciation bonds.
Check out this map to see which San Diego neighborhoods have the highest concentrations of poor residents.
The newspaper built a car museum in its headquarters, but won’t allow a city investigator into the building to see if it has the proper permits. Its CEO doesn’t want to talk about it.
Replacing four of San Onofre’s biggest components took 10 years and cost almost $700 million. It’s been a disaster. And the repercussions will extend far beyond the threat of rolling blackouts.
Are Del Mar employees in real danger of going to jail if residents vote for the medical marijuana ballot measure in November? In a word, no.
Responding to criticism of our Poway Unified reporting.
We screwed up. Our July 20 story about student-to-teacher ratios at San Diego Unified cited incorrect statistics. We explain what happened and what we now know.
Want to find out if your local school district has borrowed money using expensive capital appreciation bonds? Follow our guide.
It’s often said that San Diego is home to the highest concentration of military personnel in the country. We’re trying to figure out if that’s true.
Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. You can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.550.5669.
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