These were the most-read stories for the week of Feb. 20-26.

  Home Prices Down, But Inventory Getting Tight

San Diego homes continued their well-entrenched trend of falling in price in January, but the low level of available inventory has the potential to turn prices around in the months ahead.

  Teachers Union Turmoil: San Diego Explained

The school district’s bean counters say they need the union to make concessions, but the union’s not talking. To explain the issue, we count some beans ourselves.

  Shrinking County Workers: Fact Check

Statement: “The county has fewer employees today than we had in 1995,” county Supervisor Ron Roberts said Feb. 6 on KPBS. Determination: Mostly True.

  Morning Report: Firm Works on New Stadium Without Contract

Mysterious mayoral polls, shop vs. shop in medi-pot battle, traffic ticket amnesty, a futuristic house and those darn ‘cunning’ reporters.

  Chargers Stadium Work Done Without Contract

The investment banking firm hired months ago to develop a financing plan for a new downtown football stadium doesn’t have an agreement with the city, and the Mayor’s Office won’t explain why.

  The Teacher Revolt: VOSD Radio

It’s shaping up to be a major storyline this year. Plus, two fact checks and the Hero (Passons) and Goat (U-T San Diego) of the Week.

  Let’s Buy a Soccer Team! I’ve Got $1,000, You?

How Europeans use crowdfunding to strengthen sports teams – and what we could learn from them.

  Mayor Declares Victory Over Budget Crisis

Jerry Sanders announces he’s delivered on the biggest promise he made when elected more than six years ago. But in many ways the success only is on paper.

  The Bars That Can’t Count in PB

Last month we highlighted problems in Pacific Beach’s business district, including the underreporting of employees in a number of local businesses. Now, we’ve received the list of 23 businesses, and they include district board members.

  How Schools Roll Back Layoffs: Graphic

In seven months last year, the San Diego Unified School District rescinded more than a thousand layoff notices. We illustrate how that happened.

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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