These were the most-read stories for the week of May 14-20.

1. ‘Our Union May Be on the Verge of Accepting Deep … Cuts’ 

An extraordinary open letter from the outgoing teachers union vice president offers a no-holds-barred glimpse inside the turmoil within the teachers union.

2. Five Steps to Understanding Prop. A: Reader’s Guide 

Hundreds of millions of dollars could be at stake when San Diego voters decide the merits of project labor agreements this June. Check out this guide to understand the deals and the debate.

3. Teachers Union President: No Concessions Planned 

San Diego Education Association President Bill Freeman says criticisms from the former teachers union president amount to ‘sour grapes.’

4. Mayor Wants New Fees for Public Info 

Where the city sometimes provides electronic information about the inner workings of city government for free, Mayor Jerry Sanders wants the public to pay a fee.

5. Home Prices Rise as Inventory Gets More Scarce 

Housing supply is the lowest it’s been in years – and home prices are rising as an apparent result.

6. Filner Fact Check Based on a Mistake 

We published a Fact Check criticizing the mayoral candidate for continuing the use the same claim we rated Misleading seven months ago. That was based on a video we thought included a new claim.

7. Auditor: Pension Initiative Overstates Savings 

City Auditor Eduardo Luna says voters could be misled by the city’s analysis.

8. The Big Issues in La Jolla + Surrounding Environs: San Diego Explained 

Get to know the biggest issues facing residents in northwestern San Diego neighborhoods and the four candidates vying to represent them.

9. What Carl DeMaio Wants to Do for Schools 

If you’re looking for a candidate that’s going to prioritize increasing city involvement in K-12 public education, DeMaio isn’t your guy.

10. Since Schools Insolvency Suggestion, ‘We’re Getting Pummeled’ 

A top San Diego Unified official says he’s spending hours on the phone trying to convince analysts that the school district is not actually insolvent.

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

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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