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These were the top stories for the week of April 11 – 17, 2011.

  More Asians Than Expected in North SD

Previous estimates underestimated the concentration of Asian residents in northern San Diego neighborhoods, where advocates want to create a new, Asian-dominated City Council district.

  San Diego: ‘The Wisconsin of the West’

We’re not talking beer and sausages. We’re talking ideology and the 401(k) initiative.

  You’re Reproducing So They’re Expanding I-5

San Diegans will be doing a lot of breeding. Is freeway expansion the best way to handle growth?

  Why Del Mar Wants to Buy a Fairground it Dislikes

Driving the push to buy the Del Mar Fairgrounds is an odd combination of animosity, fear and love.

  Fact Check: Beware Falling Coconuts!

Statement: “[B]ecause trimming of the city’s 30,000 palm trees has been reduced, pedestrians face more risk of being knocked silly by a falling coconut,” wrote financial journalist Roger Lowenstein, in a Bloomberg Businessweek story about San Diego’s fiscal problems. Determination: False.

  ‘Clearly There’s a Lot of Dysfunction Going On’

The school board takes action against two troubled charter schools.

  Teachers to Be Spared on Redevelopment Dime

Redevelopment officials say the move is illegal. Dissenting school board members say it shouldn’t cancel cuts amid rumblings of deeper deficits.

  Explainer: How a Basketball Game Gets Fixed

A former USD star has been indicted for fixing basketball games. So, how do you throw a game?

  DeMaio: Cops Will Be in 401(k), Too

New mayor, council will give new police officers 401(k)s after election, councilman says.

  Fact Check: Bilbray’s Abortion Funding Flop

Statement: A federal budget amendment proposed by Congressman Mike Pence, R-Ind., “eliminates funding for the domestic family planning program known as as Title X,” Congressman Brian Bilbray, R-Calif., wrote to a constituent in February. Determination: False.

Grant Barrett, engagement editor for voiceofsandiego.org: grant@voiceofsandiego.org or (619) 550-5666 or @grantbarrett on Twitter.

Summer Polacek

Summer Polacek was formerly the Development Manager at Voice of San Diego.

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