These were the most-read stories for the week of March 19-25.

  Can a Multi-Billion Company Determine Fate of San Diego’s Taxes?

The company that owns some of the city’s biggest hotels might be able to make or break the Convention Center expansion. But the city won’t release the information to let you know if that’s the case.

  Morning Report: How Teacher Pay Compares

SDSU’s new boss speaks, major boon for local art museums, high cab rates go even higher, Surfing Madonna on ice, and SD from space.

  Controversial Teachers Union Leader Zombro Voted Out

The teachers union’s vice president, who lost her bid for re-election, was widely considered the architect of the San Diego Education Association’s shift towards a hard-line philosophy.

  San Diego Teachers: Will Work for Benefits

When compared with educators throughout the state, San Diego teacher salaries leave much to be desired. They do continue to receive free health insurance for themselves and their families, though the district says that’s breaking the bank.

  San Diego Unified’s Top Budget Guy Resigns

Ron Little will leave San Diego Unified, a decision that leaves the district without a key official as it faces looming budget deficits and uncertain state financing.

  Extra Pay for Meter Maids on Scooters: Fact Check

City councilman and mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio recently made four claims about the perks of patrolling San Diego for parking violators. We examine their accuracy.

  Five Takeaways from a Big Water Fight

It’s a head-to-head battle between two public agencies that rely on each other for survival. Here’s what you need to know about the fight between the San Diego County Water Authority and its major supplier.

  The Cost of Violating San Diego’s Curfew

How much can staying out past 10 p.m. cost kids and their parents in San Diego? Check out this quick explainer.

  How the Pension Initiative Saves $1 Billion and $0: Fact Check”

What happens after the initiative passes matters just as much than the result at the ballot box.

  Hoteliers Get Their Wish In Convention Center Deal

The rush and the rhetoric for control of the Convention Center’s marketing were readily apparent on Tuesday. What the change means for city taxpayers wasn’t.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas

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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