These were the most-read stories for the week of July 2-8.

1. Another Bankrupt California City Not Touching Pensions 

Stockton cites recruiting problems for why they won’t go after the benefits.

2. Balboa Park Garage Counts on People Paying 

A 797-space parking garage plays an important role in paying for the proposed $45 million overhaul of the Plaza de Panama. If parking revenues lag more than expected, the city’s budget could be on the hook.

3. Theft on the Rise: Fact Check 

Statement: “Theft is up in this county by 16 percent,” county Supervisor Bill Horn said June 26, criticizing the state’s prison realignment process.

4. City’s Development System a Major Fraud Risk, Says Auditor 

A stinging audit of the Development Services Department finds that customers don’t know if they’re being charged accurately.

5. Cutting the Staff at City Schools? Fact Check 

Statement: “We’ve already cut over 2,000 staff in the last few years,” San Diego Unified school board President John Lee Evans said during a June 19 interview on KPBS.Determination: Mostly True

6. Understand the Teacher Layoff Deal: A Reader’s Guide 

Last week’s big labor deal cements a whole new approach for the powerful teachers union and gets the district off the hook for pay raises. But might also result in a shorter school year.

7. Teachers Await Concessions from Administrators 

After voting to put off pay raises and continue taking unpaid furlough days, San Diego teachers are wondering when administrators will do the same.

8. For Filner, It’s Always Sunny In San Diego 

The mayoral candidate wants to power all city and school buildings with solar energy in five years. For it to work, details matter. And, for now, Filner doesn’t have them.

9. A Voting Power Gap in District 9: Maps 

While Latinos represent the majority of residents in a new City Council district, white-majority neighborhoods largely controlled the election of the area’s new representative.

10. Morning Report: Horn’s False Crime Claim 

Audit points to potential for corruption, columnist dings congressman, pot crackdown, and shark and spiders on the march.

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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