These were the most-read stories for the week of Dec. 5-11.

  Why Manchester Bought the Union-Tribune

Doug Manchester, the Union-Tribune’s new owner, wants the paper to promote a new Chargers stadium.

  Fact Check: Fletcher’s Wedding Nightmare

Statement: “If you want to get married in a city park, depending on the size of the wedding, you could be looking at nine different permits,” mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher said at a Tea Party event last week, the Union-Tribune reported Nov. 26. Determination: Misleading

  Real Home Prices Hit New Post-Bubble Low

According to the Case-Shiller home price index, San Diego prices declined in September to a new post-boom inflation-adjusted low.

  Schools’ Worst Case: Cutting More than 700 Positions

A tentative plan would cut hundreds of teachers, counselors, custodians and other workers to deal with San Diego Unified’s money mess.

  Fact Check: The USS Midway’s Free Perk

Statement: “The Midway Museum currently offers no information on free public access to the bow of the Midway,” Richard Gleaves, an arts blogger for the Union-Tribune, wrote Nov. 14. Determination: False.

  Fix Schools: The Myth of the Underpaid Teacher

While many people believe teachers are greatly underpaid, the compensation is quite substantial.

  New U-T Slogan: ‘The World’s Greatest Country…’

Local hotelier Doug Manchester is now officially the publisher of the Union-Tribune. And he immediately puts his stamp on it.

  Taxpayers Owning the Chargers: What the Mayoral Candidates Say

Bob Filner has suggested the public negotiate for a share of the team if it contributes to a new stadium.

  Three Hotels Win Big from Convention Expansion

City taxpayers’ contribution to the expansion hits $105 million and could grow, a budget analyst warns.

  Morning Report: Hundreds of School Layoffs Foreseen

City sets hotel fees, U-T’s late to its own news, the view of the proposed waterfront view, more on wedding claim and bandit’s badge.

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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