The history of Balboa Park, the mayor’s race and more got you talking in our comments section this week. Join us if you haven’t already, and in case you haven’t perused the chatter this week, here a five comments to sample:

Mark Cafferty on “Sailors in Balboa Park’s Lily Pond, Planes Overhead: Photos“:

…My grandfather (now 98 and living back in Massachusetts) was “stationed” at Balboa Park during the 30’s/40’s. When he first told my wife and I about his time there we thought he was confusing the park with NTC. Then one day we were spending time at the park in the museums back in 2002 and came upon all the historic photographs. Sure enough, he was right. It’s amazing–he can still describe the park so well and has such incredible memories of his time in San Diego.

Adam McLane on “What Having the ‘Kingmaker’ Means for Filner“:

30 pieces of silver? Gosh, politics has gotten so ugly. And politicians want to know why the public doesn’t care?

Katheryn Rhodes on “Filner Abandons His Signature Pension Fix“:

Although there are inherent risks to POBs and they are a gamble, our City should have a discussion on the merits after the Mayoral election is over. More information is needed before San Diego taxpayers outright dismiss the idea of refinancing existed debts at a much lower interest rate using POBs for Vested pension benefits only. POBs have the potential to save San Diego billions that could be used to fix our infrastructure.

Bruce Nunes on “Filner to Fletcher: I’ve Got a Job for You“:

This is typical Filner. We are short of money and he has plans to create a new job along with the staff that comes with it. How much do you think this new job will pay Fletcher. I am betting it is over $100,000, probably way over. It would be a big mistake to have Filner as Mayor.

Ray Adair on “Teachers Story Contained Major Errors: Fact Check“:

The real story here is not that you didn’t fully understand the numbers. These are extremely complex issues and the numbers are not reliable. Unfortunately, many people, with little or no experience in education, think they understand budgets, testing and school rankings. It is a comforting illusion.

I applaud your candor and encourage you to continue to look deeper into these complex and important issues. Far too much education coverage and opinion does not due this issue justice.

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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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