These were the most-read stories for the week of Feb. 13-19.

  Frye Calls DeMaio a ‘Political Sociopath’: VOSD Radio

The former councilwoman gives us her thoughts on the mayor’s race and the Sanders administration, and offers up her Hero (Alvarez) and Goat (Young) of the Week.

  The Pothole That Felled the Mayoral Candidate

Bonnie Dumanis’ skinned knee and two other road repair tidbits.

  No. 7: The Future of Balboa Park (Top 12 in ’12)

What happens this year will shape our magnificent park for generations.

  Teachers Union: We Don’t Really Support Changing Layoff Deadline

At a confusing press conference, the San Diego Education Association adds a big caveat to its support for legislation it asked for.

  Rumblings from Teachers After Union Backs Away

With the union declining to join an effort to change the deadline for laying teachers off, some teachers voice concern about their leadership.

  In Fire Blame Game, SDG&E Wants a Blank Check

Under an SDG&E proposal, a jury could find that the company could’ve prevented three fires that ravaged San Diego in 2007. And customers would still see their bills go up.

  Food Stamps’ Big Growth: Fact Check

Statement: “In the last two years we’ve (had) a 65 percent increase, and from November to December last year, in one month, we saw a 9 percent increase,” county Supervisor Ron Roberts said in an interview with KPBS Feb. 6. Determination: False.

  DeMaio’s Convention Center Flubs: Fact Check

Carl DeMaio gets a Huckster Propaganda and a False for his descriptions of the financing plan for the Convention Center expansion.

  Library Hours Slashed: Fact Check

Statement: “You see library hours cut across the city since 2002, some branches losing one-third of their hours,” Carl DeMaio said at a mayoral candidate forum Feb. 10. Determination: True.

  ‘Yuck Factor,’ Jail in Tijuana and the Constitution: The VOSD Reading List

What we’ve been reading lately.

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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