These were the most-read stories for the week of April 23-29.

  Walmart Wins in Sherman Heights

Activists had sought to halt construction over worries that a historic building was being demolished.

  Why Quiet Rancho Bernardo Is Fascinating

The potholes aren’t bad. City service cuts don’t feel so harsh. And that’s making the conservative community a launching pad for politicians talking about city-wide issues.

  The Big Issues in Walmart’s Construction Controversy

ctivists say the company has improperly demolished part of a historical building. Walmart says it has permits to do everything it’s doing. So what’s the story?

  DeMaio Says Convention Expansion Is ‘Private’: Fact Check

Statement: “This expansion will be done by private investment from the hoteliers,” Carl DeMaio, a mayoral candidate, said at a televised debate April 19. Determination: Huckster Propaganda

  Where Traffic Congestion Remains King: University City

Residents want their streets smoother and less congested. How to address the latter involves one of the neighborhood’s most divisive proposals.

  Fletcher’s Midnight Deal Still Haunts

When he moved to greatly expand redevelopment downtown, the assemblyman put himself in position to be mayor – but also in an uncomfortable spot.

  Hoteliers Say ‘Yes’ to Having Tourists Pay for Expansion

Now, the courtroom drama draws closer in the long haul to funding the $520 million Convention Center expansion.

  ‘Just So I Don’t Take My Dog’s Face Off’: Driving in San Pasqual

Here, you could wear a blindfold and still know whether you’re on a city road or not. If it’s potholed, you’re in San Diego. If it’s smooth, you’re not.

  Morning Report: A Deal That Defines Fletcher

Revisiting the midnight deal, explaining Bob Filner, seeing if the utility watchdog and the UT getting rid of its columnist.

  ‘They Make No Sense’: Comments of the Week

What you’re debating in the comments section.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. 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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