These were the most-read stories for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4.

 Fact Check: How Wealthy Is the Chargers’ Owner?

Statement: “(Alex) Spanos is on the list of the 400 richest people in the United States, with a fortune estimated at more than $1 billion,” columnist Ron Carrico wrote for the Daily Transcript Oct. 17. Determination: Mostly True.

 So What Can Schools Cut?

San Diego Unified is trying to figure out what it can trim from its budget and is running into a thicket of rules and regulations, complicating an already complicated process.

 Which Schools Would Gain from Big Shift: Map

An interactive map on one of the touchiest issues in San Diego Unified.

 Waterfront’s Sky-Scraping ‘Wings:’ A Reader’s Guide

Get up to date on the big sculpture and development project that’s up for public discussion.

 What Plaza de Panama Renovations Look Like

Mayor Jerry Sanders and Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs premiere a video to gain support for their plan to renovate Balboa Park.

 District Investigating if Schools Use Poor Kids for Cash

The school district launches an investigation into the allegation that schools are recruiting poor children to get money, then pushing them away.

 Morning Report: No Space for Bikes

Lifeguard lawsuit aftermath, less spending at poor schools, more local newspaper woes, burger showdown and the week’s news.

 The Schools’ Lobbyist

Now more than ever, San Diego Unified’s fate rests in the hands of Sacramento. It counts on Monica Henestroza to make its case there.

 Budget Talk to Dominate School Board Races

Three school board seats are up for election next year. Shelia Jackson says she’s out; the other two incumbents are as yet unchallenged.

 The Four People Facing Off to Replace Jackson

A quick rundown of who’s in the race to replace Shelia Jackson on the school board.

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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