These were the most-read stories for the week of Feb. 6-12.

  The Teachers Union Gets Tough, and Isolated

During the last few years, the San Diego teachers union has become more hardline and confrontational in its dealings with San Diego Unified School District, a stance that could make or break the district financially.

  A Lost Decade-Plus for San Diego Home Prices

The Case-Shiller index was down for November, but things were a little less clear under the surface. Meanwhile, the last time real home prices were lower was in December 2000.

  Four Things You Should Know about High-Speed Rail

Why won’t San Diego get a station for decades?

  Morning Report: Embittered and Angry, Teachers Go Mum

The lost decade for home prices, a secret road in North County’s Rancho Guejito, power to the anti-power meter people, and local Utopias.

  Morning Report: Bullet Train Leaves San Diego Behind

Council won’t see latest pension plan to come down pike, not-so-busy lifeguards, Coldstone Creamery owner fights back and the rah-rah guy.

  Nathan and the Duke

San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s rise through politics has been swift and successful. But there’s one stop he prefers to breeze past: his stint as district director for jailed former Congressman Duke Cunningham.

  Streets Will Worsen for Next Five Years, Report Says

A new financial analysis from Mayor Jerry Sanders’ office shows $500 million in loans and hundreds of millions more in cash won’t be enough to keep city infrastructure from deteriorating.

  Union’s Advice to District: Don’t Play Budget Game

The teachers union wants San Diego Unified School District to stand up to and reform a chaotic state budget process that upsets teachers. Here are the hurdles its civil disobedience would face.

  Council President Squashes Pension Alternative

Tony Young says there isn’t enough time to discuss a proposal from City Councilman David Alvarez before a March deadline.

  The City’s Parking Problems: Fact Check

Statement: “Building a facility in Rancho Bernardo and downtown requires the same parking,” Nathan Fletcher said at a mayoral candidate forum about land use issues Jan. 18. Determination: False

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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