These were the most-read stories for the week of Dec. 12-18.

  How a Bad Cop Evaded Detection

The Anthony Arevalos case reveals flaws in oversight at the San Diego Police Department.

  Forces of Right, Left Amass Against DeMaio

A prominent Republican business leader is part of a group that’s hired investigators to look into the mayoral candidate’s background.

  Disaster Averted for San Diego Schools

The governor spares school districts the cuts that San Diego Unified said could send it into insolvency.

  Morning Report: How a Cop Went Rogue

DeMaio’s meeting miss, downtown Caliente racetrack ad gets a reprieve, McAnuff’s rise, Fletcher’s moderation, and holiday ‘menorahments.’

  Homes Slightly Cheap, Monthly Payments in the Abyss

San Diego homes are now modestly undervalued compared to local incomes and rents. Making the same comparison with monthly payments, however, reveals that payments are the lowest they’ve ever been.

  Morning Report: Housing Collapse More Vivid Than Ever

Homes now ‘modestly undervalued,’ the conclusion of our special education series and what the next mayor will do with the port.

  DeMaio Skipped Discussion He Now Wants

City Councilman Carl DeMaio wants a hearing on San Diego’s water billing problems. He left the same discussion last month.

  City Workers Re-Enter Political Fray with Filner Pick

The Democratic congressman gets support from a group that mayoral candidates hadn’t wanted the past two elections.

  City Schools Still Face Big Deficit

That state’s cuts are considerably smaller than they could have been gives San Diego Unified some breathing room, but all the move really does is turn what was a huge problem into a really big problem.

  Labor Leaves Out Lightner

Sherri Lightner’s seat decide which party controls the City Council. That’s someone else’s problem, labor leader says.

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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