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These were the most-read stories for the week of Aug 13-19.

1. Where Parolees Live in San Diego: Map 

Check out this map to see which San Diego neighborhoods have the highest concentrations of people on parole or probation.

2. Balboa Park Vandalism Sparks Mayoral Pandemonium 

Candidate Bob Filner has made many allegations about the partner of his opponent, Carl DeMaio. The most serious claims aren’t true.

3. Where Borrowing $105 Million Will Cost $1 Billion: Poway Schools 

After putting together a bond that will cost taxpayers almost 10 times what they borrowed, the Poway Unified School District has become California’s poster child for a form of exotic financing.

4. The Garbage Dump Hiding in Balboa Park 

‘This is what our forefathers decided,’ says the city worker who manages the landfill in the middle of Balboa Park.

5. A Surge in Gang Murders: Fact Check 

Statement: “There’s a 130 percent increase in the number of gang homicides in the city of San Diego just in the first six months of this year,” San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne said during an interview with KPBS July 31.Determination: Mostly True

6. Morning Report: The Trashing of Balboa Park, Then and Now 

A messy night at Balboa Park’s Lily Pond, YMCA’s salaries under scrutiny, U-T vs. ‘smear-fest’, U-T vs. Port, a long hot Sunday.

7. Morning Report: Gang-Related Murder Surge 

Half-baked ideas, art at the courthouse, Lily Pond mess aftermath spices up the mayor’s race, and the science of rainbows

8. Filner Claims DeMaio Was Subpoenaed: Fact Check 

Statement: “By the way, you were subpoenaed to the court. I was not,” Bob Filner, a candidate for San Diego mayor, said to his opponent Carl DeMaio in an August 14 debate. Determination: False.

9. ‘Wow, If True Then That Is Financial Suicide’: Comments on School Bonds 

What you’re saying about the expensive capital appreciation bonds in several San Diego County school districts.

10. Want Housing? Stadium? Maybe Bribe Neighborhoods 

Without community plans, neighbors and developers will never be able to get along.

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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