These were the most-read stories for the week of April 30-May 6.

  Seau Death Will Raise Brain Trauma Questions for NFL: Reader’s Guide

Brain trauma has become a major issue for the NFL, and Seau’s death is already causing people to wonder if there’s a connection.

  A Newspaper Frets Over Fletcher and the GOP Brand

The concepts of party and principle seem to have become interchangeable in the fallout from Fletcher’s decision. They are not. And if we can understand them better, we might be able to understand what’s going on.

  Bombs, Shit!, Leaks and Bulldozers: The Best Council Quotes

The four candidates vying to represent City Council District 1 talked about bombs, bulldozers and keeping donations hush-hush. Here’s a quick recap plus two new nuggets from the campaign trail.

  Where the Sidewalk Ends in Mission Hills

Mission Hills residents are worried about being able to safely bike or walk from the top of Washington Street to the bottom.

  SEDC Felons: Checking Up

Last time we checked, former redevelopment officials Dante Dayacap and Carolyn Y. Smith were only on the hook for $100 a month after admitting to embezzling $435,018 of public money.

  Three Questions for Filner’s Pension Plan

At long-last: The mayoral candidate releases the details to his pension plan. Now, time for questions.

  The Bay’s Overlooked Pollution Problem

Boat owners are supposed to take routine precautions to make sure they don’t pollute the bay while painting or sanding. But that doesn’t always happen.

  Filner Should Have Just Defended Pensions

Instead he tried to play the reformers’ game with a special move. But it’s still their game.

  Morning Report: Why Corrupt Duo Avoided Jail

Sanders priorities (hint: not libraries), the continuing flap over Fletcher’s flip, what cities are saving and a long, hot, dark (?) summer.

  VOSD Editor Awarded Stanford Innovation Fellowship

Donohue will leave in September and remain an advisor and contributing editor.

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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