These were the most-read stories for the week of June 27 – July 3, 2011.

  More Than 1,400 Jobs Cut, Classes Sizes Balloon in San Diego Schools

‘Make no doubt about it, this board is very, very aware that passing this budget is going to cause grave damage to our schools in San Diego,’ school board member says.

  Hell to Pay for Dems Who Endorse GOP

With some big names already defecting, Democratic leader says party will not support Democratic elected officials if they back a GOP mayoral candidate.

  When Skunks Run Amok

It’s skunk season again in San Diego, and getting rid of them may cost you.

  Fact Check: Chargers’ Stadium Oldest in NFL?

Statement: “The stadium’s the oldest one in the country and it’s the second oldest while I was there,” former San Diego Mayor Susan Golding said about…

  San Diego Schools’ Mr. Nice Guy

A year in, Superintendent Bill Kowba is a beloved personality in a district battered by bad memories. The worry is he’s too nice.

  Morning Report: A Million Gallons of Purified Sewage Every Day

Can’t drink the safe water yet, nuke generators on the (secret) road, possibly overpriced hotels and renegade yarn bombers.

  Will San Diego’s Mayor Sip Purified Sewage?

Mayor Jerry Sanders, a long-time opponent, helped launch a pilot plant that will turn sewage into drinking water. But would he drink it?

  Redevelopment Pushed to Brink, For Real

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislators announce budget deal that includes redevelopment-busting bills.

  What the State Budget Means for S.D. Schools

Teachers won some victories in Sacramento, but financial watchdogs worry the state is loosening oversight of school finances.

  Big Name Dems Back Republican for Mayor, Again

High-profile Democrats are endorsing Republican district attorney for mayor, despite major Democratic candidates.

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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