These were the most-read stories for the week of May 30-June 5, 2011.

  Cleaning the Football Stadium for God

For nearly three decades, thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses have thoroughly scrubbed Qualcomm Stadium of a year of filth in advance of their convention. They’ve built its offices, too.

  He Built a Second Story To Escape a Third Marriage

Sam Shepherd, 82, has one of the only two-story houses in his Clairemont neighborhood. It was born of a domestic dispute.

  No Double Dip for San Diego Housing Yet

San Diego home prices remained above their early 2009 levels in March, despite a decline to new post-boom lows for the nation as a whole. Plus: some thoughts on the pros and cons of the Case-Shiller index.

  The Tri-City Hospital Mess for Dummies

There’s alleged violence, a restraining order and mutual antipathy at the North County hospital. And that’s just the beginning.

  Fact Check: Mayor’s Fireworks Claim Blows Up

“Study after study has shown that fireworks have virtually no impact on marine life,” San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said in a May 31 statement.

  NBC: Another SDPD Cop Under Investigation

An officer has been accused of sending suggestive photos from the cell phone of a woman in custody to himself, NBC San Diego reports.

  A Mansion for the Resurrected, in Kensington

It once housed a Jehovah’s Witness leader, who said Abraham and Moses would reside there upon their return to the earth.

  NFL Lockout Would Actually Save City Money

San Diego’s stadium manager says no Chargers football means more money for the city.

  Red Tape Turns a Green Farm into an Eyesore

For three decades Cambodian refugees tended an urban farm in southeastern San Diego. Since the city evicted them last year, the farm has turned into an unsightly blight on the neighborhood.

  He’s Been Fighting AIDS from the Start

We chat with Dr. Douglas Richman of UCSD’s Center for AIDS Research, as the disease’s 30th anniversary approaches.

I’m Grant Barrett, engagement editor for Drop me a line at, call me at (619) 550-5666, and follow me on Twitter @grantbarrett.

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