These were the most-read stories for the week of Aug. 22-28.

 The Housing Commission’s ‘Trojan Horse’

San Diego’s affordable housing agency said it needed new freedom to attack the foreclosure crisis. The agency instead used the new power to spend more than $70 million on projects that had little or nothing to do with foreclosure.

 Schools Trustee Voted on Contract Including Her Daughter

School board member Shelia Jackson’s daughter has a school district email address, a desk in the district’s offices and a district supervisor.

 Medical Marijuana Drama: San Diego Explained

What to watch for in the debate about medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

 She Fought to Leave Her Kids a Better Education

Susana Garcia, a mother who fought for bilingual education, died last week. We look back on what fueled her activism.

 Push for an Asian District Made Rivals of Neighbors

To create an Asian-influenced City Council district, one of two neighborhoods would have to be split and partly included in a district with Mira Mesa. Neither wanted it.

 Talking Teacher Layoffs

A civil rights attorney, a teachers union president and an education reporter will walk into a law school this Wednesday night. No joke.

 Fact Check: Filner’s Mexico Flub

Statement: “I’ve gone to the last 10 State of the City addresses; I think I’ve heard Mexico mentioned in one of them,” Congressman Bob Filner said in a Q&A published Aug. 17 by San Diego CityBeat. Determination: Huckster Propaganda.

 What to Do This Weekend

Your weekend options include: Whales, salsa dancing, lanterns, farms, soul food and an Australian dance band.

 Rebel with a Pipe Organ in Balboa Park

Droll and lively, San Diego’s civic organist bucks the stuffy stereotype.

 Morning Report: ‘No Justification for Bypassing City Council’

City gets half-million-dollar tax refund, senior housing residents rise up, Politifest festivities ready to wow and a long haul for local Dems.

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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