These were the most-read stories for the week of Aug. 7-14.

 Can You Get Your ID Stolen Signing a Petition?

We sift through the spin over a contested, labor-backed radio ad.

 Fletcher Accepts $ Into ‘Closed’ Account

Nathan Fletcher said a state campaign account was closed when he announced his candidacy for mayor. He accepted almost $35,000 in donations after that.

 Remembering Bob Sinclair

With news that the prominent local businessman has died, we share some images of him at the downtown Wonder Bread building.

 Wanted: Farmers for this Farmers Market

Since it opened to much fanfare in early December, the Southeast Farmers Market had been struggling to attract a key constituency – farmers.

 Teacher Sued for Defamation Wins Free Speech Claim

An appeals court rules that a retired teacher cannot be totally barred from mentioning the law firm she criticizes.

 High Costs of Affordable Housing: San Diego Explained

An explanation of how affordable housing projects can cost upwards of $450,000 a unit.

 In Front of Angry Crowd, Water District Extends Health Care Benefits

A rancorous meeting underscored just how much the Otay Water District struggled to explain its rationale for guaranteeing retiree health care for its employees during a down economy.

 What Preservationists Want at the Plaza de Panama

Here’s a look at one of the main proposals from opponents to Irwin Jacobs’ plan to renovate the Balboa Park plaza.

 Confusion Grows Over 9th District Representation

A member of the committee that helped draft changes to the City Charter says the new district will not lose representation. Council President Tony Young disagrees.

 San Diego Explained: School Budgets with a Chance of Showers

We explain how San Diego Unified was able to spare some teachers this year and what risks its budget could still face.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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