These were the most-read stories for the week of Aug. 27- Sept. 02.

1. The Case of the Disappearing Coyotes: The Wildlife Killers 

Coyotes and raccoons have disappeared from part of Tecolote Canyon, say residents who wonder whether Wildlife Services is responsible.

2. Morning Report: Is Airport Doomsday Still on Way? 

Retiring Pinocchio, eight stage performances a week, Chargers update, Jerry’s choice and how pandas say ‘let’s hang out.’

3. The Airport Authority’s Exaggerated Warning: Fact Check 

The Airport Authority projected that take offs and landings would increase by 30 percent by 2015 as it pushed for a new airport. That’s not coming true. Rob Davis checks out the actual trend.

4. How Balboa Park and the Navy Got Forced to Coexist 

How did a park, originally set aside in 1868 as a 1,400-acre natural preserve, wind up housing a federal military complex?

5. No Fines for Unpermitted U-T Car Museum 

The newspaper built parts of a showcase for classic cars at its headquarters without required permission, but won’t be fined.

6. Morning Report: An Uneasy Union in Balboa Park 

Missing coyotes, quakes rattle county, farm worker shortage, Sanders pitches to GOP and a bit of political dish (literally).

7. San Onofre’s Problems: San Diego Explained 

We team up with NBC 7 San Diego to explain what’s kept the nuclear power plant offline almost all year.

8. 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.

9. Morning Report: What Happened to Balboa Park’s Last Plan 

They raised money and had a plan. Where’d it go? San Onofre, explained. San Diegans OK with wastewater recycling, mostly.

10. A Plan, and Money, for Balboa Park Fixes – For a Time 

The process to plan Balboa Park’s future stretched for the better part of the 1980s and stirred up long-running debates that continue today.

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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