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These were the most-read stories for the week of May 21-27.

1. One of Every Five Teachers to Be Laid Off at City Schools 

The San Diego Unified School Board votes to send final layoff notices for teachers and approves a document telling Wall Street the district’s not going broke.

2. Tycoon Tells DA to Get Out of Mayor’s Race; She Gets Feistier 

Malin Burnham asked Bonnie Dumanis to ‘vacate’ the contest for the Mayor’s Office.

3. Teachers Union Prez Breaks His Silence 

Bill Freeman responds to criticism from a former leader, talks about his leadership style, and lays out a tough position on concessions.

4. Labor Leader Paves Way for Teacher Concessions 

The region’s most powerful labor leader says the school district and the teachers union must sit down immediately to forge a solution that avoids more than 1,500 planned teacher layoffs.

5. Using the Newspaper as a Weapon 

John Lynch, CEO of U-T San Diego, obliquely threatened to use the paper’s coverage in a dispute with the city over a $1,000 fine the U-T faced for hanging a banner from its headquarters.

6. DeMaio to Liberals: Fletcher’s Not One of You 

The strategy seems clear: DeMaio would rather face Democratic Congressman Bob Filner. So DeMaio’s doing what he can to bury Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher.

7. Romney Backs Fletcher, Fletcher Doesn’t Return Favor 

The Republican presidential candidate and his family members have donated to Nathan Fletcher’s mayoral campaign. But Fletcher hasn’t endorsed Romney for president.

8. Sewage Plan Envisions Massive Expansion of Wastewater Recycling 

The study obtained by VOSD leaves San Diego poised to make the largest paradigm shift in how it handles its wastewater since the city stopped dumping raw sewage in San Diego Bay.

9. Schools’ Ticking Time Bomb: Graphic 

The San Diego Unified School District faces an estimated $219 million budget shortfall over the next two years. Most of the gap is attributed to a labor deal that district leaders approved in 2010.

10. Frye: City Sounded Alarm to Wall Street About Prop. A 

If the measure passes, low interest loans are just one of many state funds that could be a thing of the past for San Diego.

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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