These were the most-read stories for the week of April 2-8.

  How Jan Goldsmith Picked Hotels Over the Public

The city attorney’s legal opinion protects the privacy of hotel profits over an open and transparent election.

  Why Bubbles Are Bad

Many of the jobs that disappeared during the recession could only have existed in the presence of a huge housing bubble. That’s why those jobs have accounted for virtually all of San Diego’s employment losses since the bubble started to burst – and why those jobs won’t be coming back.

  Secret Hotel Data Isn’t Really Secret

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said he couldn’t tell us how much power one hotel company had over a tax increase to finance the Convention Center expansion because it would reveal private information. Turns out most of the information isn’t private at all.

  Mayor of Dissolving City

Fletcher and DeMaio show contrasts on how they’d work with nonprofits on city issues.

  Fletcher Makes News From Coast to Coast

We round up the most interesting coverage of the mayoral candidate’s decision to leave the Republican party.

  When Juvenile Crime Happens in San Diego

Proponents of San Diego’s curfew sweeps have long said most juvenile crime happens during curfew hours. We figure out whether that’s true.

  Morning Report: The Jobs That Are Gone for Good

When juvenile crimes happen compared to curfew hours, DeMaio’s childhood, the latest nuke news and a boozy Starbucks in Coronado.

  City Attorney Wants to Reveal Secrets, But Won’t

Three City Council members and all the major mayoral candidates all say the public should know how much voting power the city’s largest hotelier has.

  The Top Five Flips by Mayoral Candidates So Far

The changes of heart teach us something about the market for political power.

  Big Shifts at the Teachers Union: A Reader’s Guide

Major leadership changes at the largest union in the San Diego Unified School District could have a significant impact on local schools. Catch up on your reading.

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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