These were the most-read stories for the week of Nov. 21-27.

 Occupy, Homelessness and Law: San Diego Explained

What’s the difference between what Occupy did downtown and what homeless people do downtown every night?

 New U-T Boss: ‘You Change Now or You Die’

Doug Manchester’s partner in the Union-Tribune purchase says he wants the paper to be pro-business. The sports page to be pro-Chargers stadium. And reporters to become stars. ‘It’s news information, but it’s also show biz.’

 Fix San Diego: I’m a Teacher, I Feel Disrespected

We have taken pay cuts for two years with furlough days, haven’t seen a cost of living increase yet the demands are greater and greater.

 Understanding the Union-Tribune Sale

Catch up on everything you need to know about the paper’s return to local hands.

 The Gaps in Medical Marijuana Knowledge

UCSD professor Dr. Igor Grant is closing up shop on a medical marijuana research project. It’s produced five studies suggesting that pot indeed has value as a painkiller and as a treatment for symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

 Food Stamp Enrollment Soars, But San Diego Still Rates Low

Recent data shows a dramatic surge in the number of people getting food stamps here, though San Diego County continues to lag most others in California.

 Housing Crash Now Threatens School Construction

San Diego Unified may halt its $2.1 billion school construction and renovation program because housing values haven’t climbed as much as hoped.

 Plane Talk: What Mayoral Candidates Say About Airports

We asked San Diego’s mayoral candidates a question generations before them have tried to answer: Should San Diego’s international airport stay on the waterfront or move elsewhere?

 Industry or Homes? San Diego Explained

Our latest video explainer breaks down battles over how land in communities should be developed.

 Experiment to Cram Edgy Art Under Condos Falters

Planners often try to keep arts groups like downtown’s Sushi from being booted from gentrifying neighborhoods, but the strings that come with their efforts leave complicated questions about what comes next when the first experiment breaks down.

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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