These were the most-read stories for the week of June 20-26, 2011.
How a girl who once slept in a homeless shelter grew up to be both valedictorian and prom queen and got into the Holy Grail of colleges.
The local utility used a suspect solar project to help justify building a controversial power line that cuts through a 117-mile swath of backcountry and desert. The solar plan died, but the power line didn’t.
After having his conversations cut short by parliamentary tactics and even a gavel, Scott Barnett put on his jacket and just walked out.
A deal to build a new Convention Center includes a hike in the hotel-room tax — a proposition voters have killed twice. Good thing it won’t need a vote this time. Or will it?
The district attorney’s annual pension could top $300K if she accepted one as mayor, a VOSD analysis finds. Dumanis says she won’t take a city pension if elected.
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.
San Diego police recommended charging one of their own officers in 2010 after a woman accused him of sexual assault. But prosecutors passed, he went back to work and now faces charges of soliciting sexual favors or sexually assaulting five women during the next year.
“In the last five years, I’ve had 345 officers leave the city of San Diego and go to other cities for better benefits, higher wages, and better vehicles and equipment. In that same five-year period I’ve had only 35 officers come to the city of San Diego.”
Schools chief is in the money but legislators aren’t, police chief muffs a statistic, TJ via photos and deep-fried Kool-Aid goes national.
Money for Dumanis, highway robbery (not really), Pete Wilson weighs in, pilot doesn’t fly high, and Donna Frye talks smack.