These were the most-read stories for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5.

  Map: Shifting Crime in San Diego Neighborhoods

Check out our graphic to see whether San Diego police reported more or fewer crimes in your neighborhood last year.

  No. 8: Not So Affordable Housing (Top 12 in ’12)

We’re not good, as governments, in building housing. But we’re good at other things.

  Problems Discovered in PB Business District

At a time when politicians of all stripes are focusing on eliminating City Hall’s red tape, a city audit highlights a weak spot in the existing rules.

  A Guide to Understanding the Sweetwater Scandal

Cafeteria thefts, corruption allegations, mystery meetings and a money tree. To understand all the headlines, start here.

  New Scandal Brewed as SDPD Sergeant Testified

San Diego police Sgt. Kevin Friedman, who supervised convicted cop Anthony Arevalos, now faces criminal misconduct allegations of his own.

  A New Idea on Attacking Pensions

A Penn professor says it might not be the pension promise that is a worker’s right, but the amount of money a government has to fulfill that promise.

  Update: What’s Illegal in Schools

Our Fact Check earlier this month said state law prohibits community colleges from charging high school students tuition. We explain what went wrong.

  City Schools: Please Respond ASAP to Our Nonexistent Proposal

Superintendent Bill Kowba has informed local unions they must agree to concessions within two weeks. But the district has yet to make unions a formal proposal, meaning they have nothing to consider, vet or agree to.

  Filner Special Interests-Free? Fact Check

Statement:”No special interests support me, have ever supported me. I am an independent person who has been elected in this city about 25 times,” Bob Filner said. Determination: False.

  Legality of Convention Center Expansion ‘Not Clear,’ City Attorney Says

‘To be clear, this IS a tax,’ says Jan Goldsmith as he amplifies the legal risk of approving the expansion’s financing plan without a public vote.

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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