These were the most-read stories for the week of Oct. 24-30.

 Racial Diversity’s Impact on San Diego Politics

As San Diego’s racial makeup becomes increasingly diverse, will it spur changes in political power?

 Photos: Occupy SD Clashes with Police

Friday night brought arrests, marches and a lot of tension to the San Diego Civic Center.

 The Big Enrollment Drop at City Schools: People’s Reporter

Both student and staff numbers are dwindling at San Diego Unified. How does their decline compare?

 Long Waits Persist for Food Stamps Applicants

Two years ago, San Diego County unveiled a phone number meant to make applying for food stamps more convenient. But hold times have gotten longer than ever, if you’re lucky enough to be put on hold.

 Photos: Occupy S.D. After the Fall

The scene at Occupy San Diego after police removed protesters from the Civic Center.

 Schools Trustees Call to Halt School Closures Discussion

Scott Barnett wants the district to end the heated process of closing schools, worried his district will bear the brunt because of his colleagues’ inability to make tough political decisions. President Richard Barrera says he’s already on it.

 Prosecutor: Arevalos Emailed Lewd Pics to Another Cop

New details about former San Diego police officer Anthony Arevalos’ communication with his colleagues renews questions about internal oversight.

 San Diego Employment Still in an Uptrend

Notwithstanding the monthly zigs and zags in the data, San Diego employment continues to trend upward.

 Insolvency Has Long Colored School District Decisions

At one point more than two years ago, former Superintendent Terry Grier was so concerned that school board members didn’t grasp insolvency’s consequences that he scheduled a private briefing from perhaps the state’s foremost expert on it.

 Detective Didn’t Report First Misconduct Complaint

Though police are generally required to report complaints they receive about other officers’ misconduct, that didn’t happen with a 2009 incident involving an officer who’s now on trial.

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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