These were the most-read stories for the week of Sept. 19-25.

 Chargers Go Nuclear

The team is clusterbombing the Convention Center plan and will likely pursue a regular ol’ tax.

 Rattlesnakes in the Basement

What other subterranean spectacles happen around Balboa Park?

 Morning Report: Chargers vs. Convention Center Main Event

More probing of the blackout, SeaWorld in the courtroom, a hiking guru passes away, suicide kit screwup and a Chargers Office Park.

 Short-Changed by State, School Districts Borrow and Students Lose

For years, the state has been writing billions in IOUs to school districts. San Diego County schools have had to borrow to make ends meet, sending money to Wall Street instead of local kids.

 After Two Big Defeats, Firefighters Union on Defense

The city firefighters union once stood atop City Hall’s power structure. Now, firefighters have taken two major political hits in the last year and now find themselves defending against another.

 How to Fix Schools: What Mayoral Candidates Say

Hundreds of teachers have been laid off. Tens of millions have been cut from the budget. Critics say San Diego Unified is failing. We asked mayoral candidates what, if anything, they’d do about education if elected.

 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.

 Morning Report: Clash Over Union Pacts Makes Ballot

City goes after pot shops, fighting over Barrio Logan, a silent bronco in Denver and Clairemont High’s undercover moment in spotlight.

 Morning Report: Have Firefighters Lost Political Mojo?

Gospel fest gets taxpayer money, request for review in Coronado death case, UCSD’s lefty enclave, tuna protest and attitude (circa 1531).

 All Hands on Deck for Fix San Diego

Here’s how our new opinion section, Fix San Diego, works, how you can get involved, and what’s happening with submissions.

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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