These were the most-read stories for the week of July 25-31, 2011.

  Struggling Schools Trustee Uses Address Outside of Her District

School board member Shelia Jackson represents southeastern San Diego, but documents and her activities raise questions about whether she actually lives there.

  San Diego Job Growth Defies National Weakness

Despite dismal nationwide job growth, San Diego employment grew at a healthy pace in June.

  Free Rent Normally Considered a Gift

School board member Shelia Jackson said she got free rent from a principal, but didn’t think she needed to report it as a gift.

  What SD’s New Political Lines Would Look Like

There’s a new majority Latino district. Asian leaders fell short of their goal. And two sitting council members may be forced out of house and home.

  Building ‘Taj Mahals’ with Taxpayer Money

Designed to provide homes for those who can’t pay San Diego’s high rents, affordable housing programs have evolved into a delivery mechanism for social goals that often have little to do with their central mission. The result: a system that is wildly expensive and provides fewer homes for…

  Chargers Vote Might Not Happen in 2012

The team’s special counsel says the NFL lockout, economic situation and redevelopment gutting could postpone stadium vote beyond current mayor’s term.

  Still Little Momentum on Chargers Stadium Deal

The city and team appear no closer to a financial plan for a downtown football stadium than when talks on a downtown stadium began almost two years ago.

  Ex-Cop in Misconduct Case Was Investigated Earlier in Gun Case

Before prosecutors say Anthony Arevalos sexually assaulted or solicited sexual bribes from seven women during traffic stops, federal authorities investigated him on suspicion of lying on gun registration forms.

  Morning Report: Octopus Tentacles and the Grouper’s Mind

This week’s most important news, including politics, stadium financing and fishy photos. Plus, the quote of the week.

  Morning Report: Accused Officer’s Failed Gun Buy

A failed “straw purchase,” response to our affordable housing investigation, San Diego’s strong job growth and more.

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