These were the most-read stories for the week of July 23-29.

1. Five Carl DeMaio Flips 

In his run for mayor, DeMaio has changed his views on Balboa Park, arts, Social Security, roads and downtown.

2. What We’re Learning About Sally Ride 

The inspiring pioneer fought against sexism and refused to be a gay icon.

3. $4 Billion in Unpaid Hospital Bills: Graphic 

Thousands don’t pay their own hospital bills in San Diego County each year, passing the cost to everyone else. We illustrate how this trend and the costs have grown over the past decade.

4. A Park Paved with 143 Years of Controversy 

Chaparral and controversy are native to Balboa Park, first set aside in the 1860s.

5. The Future of Shamu: A Reader’s Guide 

Behind the dispute over killer whale captivity and human safety.

6. What to Do This Weekend 

Our event’s less than a week away, you can spend the night in the Museum of Art and other things to check out on the weekend.

7. It Was 1,400 Acres of Nothing’: Balboa Park 

Despite being set aside in an era ‘heyday of shady land deals’ in the late 1800s, the land known as City Park remained generally preserved.

8. Morning Report: Costs of Uninsured Skyrocket 

Four billion dollars in unpaid hospital bills, what to do this weekend and an open letter to the LGBT community from DeMaio’s partner.

9. Five Bob Filner Moments 

The Democratic mayoral candidate often puts on a show. Sometimes he seems like he’s the only honest person in the room. Sometimes he looks like an out-of-touch crank.

10. Morning Report: DeMaio’s Shifting Positions 

A remarkable Ride, the week in arts, GOP upset over military marchers and the auditor is miffed.

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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