These were the most-read stories for the week of June 11-17.

1. Dumanis: ‘I’m Worried About San Diego’ 

The fourth-place finisher in the mayoral primary talks candidly about how she approached the race, her future and her disappointment with Nathan Fletcher.

2. Where San Diego’s Getting Whiter 

The zip code that includes Logan Heights, Shelltown, Southcrest and Barrio Logan is ranked as one of the most rapidly gentrifying areas in the country.

3. The Local Newspaper Makes National News 

The New York Times takes a critical look at the U-T San Diego under its new owner, hotelier Doug Manchester.

4. At This School, a Good Deed Outlives a Job 

Meet Russell Shedd. The music teacher worked 80-hour weeks and raised money himself to buy band uniforms. Now, like 1,500 other San Diego educators, he’s been laid off.

5. The Private Takeover That Hasn’t Happened: Fact Check 

Statement: “Our employees have won I think all the bids,” City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said during a June 6 interview on KPBS about the result of a 2006 ballot initiative allowing San Diego to put city services up for bid. Determination: True.

6. Morning Report: Extraordinary Teacher Gets Ordinary Layoff 

Legions of voters didn’t bother with the election, SDG&E settles, academic battle at UCSD and the origins of June gloom.

7. Morning Report: In Defeat, Dumanis Throws Punches 

Understanding the effects of teacher layoffs, what the arts community is losing, one publisher dream is dashed, and energy in the boonies.

8. What Layoffs Do to a City Heights Classroom 

Three stories on how the layoff crisis is hitting home at Central Elementary School in City Heights.

9. Fletcher: ‘I Would Have Gone Independent Sooner’ 

The third-place finisher in San Diego’s mayoral election talks about the philosophy behind his independence move and why it didn’t work.

10. Morning Report: 27 of 29 Teachers at One School Out 

Sorrowful layoffs in school tales continue. The Salton Sea is disappearing and a photo of a tycoon nears ubiquity.

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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