These were the most-read stories for the week of March 5-11.

  Divisive Teachers Union Director Placed on Leave

Craig Leedham, the aggressive and outspoken executive director of the San Diego Education Association, has been placed on administrative leave.

  You Guys Do Wanna Bring Big League Soccer to San Diego

Sounds like all we need to do is decide to try.

  Chargers Still Looking for a Stadium: San Diego Explained

Our latest video explainer breaks down what you need to know about the team’s stadium search.

  Manchester Interested in OC Register

New U-T Publisher Doug Manchester has another paper on his wish list, a move that would give him control of two of Southern California’s largest metropolitan newspapers.

  Racial Gap in Test Scores: Fact Check

Statement: “Fifty-eight percent of Latino students in San Diego Unified aren’t reading at grade level,” mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher wrote in an editorial published by U-T San Diego on Feb. 25. Determination: True.

  U-T Wants to Raise Taxes, Destroy Port Leadership

How far do you think it will get?

  Nearly 1,700 Layoff Warnings Issued by City Schools

By a unanimous vote, the San Diego Unified school board approves the plan to issue layoff notices in the face of big deficits.

  Years of Broken Promises on Protected Land

Fifteen years ago a heralded compromise pledged to keep San Diego’s endangered species from the brink while streamlining the development that pushed them there. The deal streamlined development, but hasn’t provided all it promised for plants and animals near extinction.

  Retired Teachers Glad to See Union Director Benched

The group says Executive Director Craig Leedham drove a wedge between the union and its retired members.

  Whistleblowers, Aguirre Sue Utility Watchdog

When UCAN moved to dissolve last month, its leader said it amounted to a ruse to elicit a lawsuit from former city attorney Mike Aguirre. If so, it worked.

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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