These were the most-read stories for the week of Sept. 12-18.

 The Ticking Time Bomb in San Diego School Finances

With state finances in a shambles, San Diego Unified took a gamble on them getting better in a hurry. It’s looking less and less likely that gamble will pay off.

 During Blackout, Unwelcome Sound on Radio: Static

KPBS went off the air during the blackout, the second time the station has lost power during a major news event since 2007. It’s vowing to make changes.

 Medical Marijuana: What Mayoral Candidates Say

With a legal fight brewing over dispensaries in San Diego, here’s what those running for mayor say they’d do about medical marijuana.

 Fact Check: The Loudest Neighborhood

Statement: “Those 5,600 signatures were more people than [San Diego’s Redistricting Commission] heard from the entire eight to 10 months of testimony they’ve taken, emails they’ve received, written comments they’ve received and other petitions from other communities they’ve received.” Determination: False.

 Morning Report: L.A. Stadium Charges Ahead

Los Angeles stadium process speeds up, new crosswalk on dangerous street, a Filner fact check and more of the day’s top news.

 Graphic: How San Diego Unified Spends Money

See why future funding cuts would likely impact classrooms and not only the school district’s administrative budget.

 Fact Check: Who Pays for NFL Stadiums

Statement: “The average subsidy in the NFL is about 65 percent of the costs of a stadium is paid for by the public,” Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani said Aug. 17 during a radio interview with KPBS. Determination: True.

 A Dangerous City Heights Intersection’s New Crosswalk

Numerous pedestrian accidents along a stretch of road in San Diego’s Somali community convinced the city to install a crosswalk there.

 Murders’ Rise Extends Countywide

A new report by Sandag shows San Diego isn’t the only local city reporting more murders than last year.

 Morning Report: The Mayoral Marijuana Question

Court rules against Poway teacher, KPBS prepares for disaster, state senator gets snippy and the Gumby story is back.

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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