These were the most-read stories for the week of Sept. 10-16.

1. The Two Faces of Papa Doug 

On the one hand, he says he wants to toast San Diego. On the other hand, he seems to enjoy ripping it.

2. Bike Sharing Is Coming to San Diego 

Many cities subsidize their bike-sharing program. Now, Mayor Jerry Sanders wants to do one – and make a profit off of it.

3. San Diego Zoo’s Vision of What Could Be 

The zoo, Balboa Park’s largest tenant, dreams of expanding. But its plan, like many others in the park, is sitting on a shelf.

4. Morning Report: DeMaio’s Baja Whopper 

One year after blackout, Dumanis dealt blow on commutation, poet still under fire and reflections on a local journalism icon.

5. Manchester Consolidates Power with Second Newspaper Buy 

Hotelier Doug Manchester’s purchase of the North County Times puts both of the county’s daily newspapers under his control.

6. The U-T’s Newspaper Merger News That Isn’t (Yet) 

The flirtation between the U-T San Diego and the North County Times was reportedly consummated – a claim the U-T immediately denied.

7. DeMaio’s Baja Pioneer Claim Goes South: Fact Check 

Statement: “As the first mayoral candidate ever to visit Baja California during the election season, San Diego Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio ignited international goodwill … ” said an Aug. 30 press release from DeMaio’s campaign. Determination: Huckster Propaganda

8. How Much Carl DeMaio Is Worth 

The mayoral candidate discloses that he made $2.5 million from selling the companies he founded.

9. U-T Buys North County Times 

Developer and U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester now owns two major daily newspapers in the San Diego region.

10. Morning Report: What the Zoo Wants and Why 

Media descends on Poway bond story, CityBeat appalled by U-T, more on NCT sale, the bad smell in SoCal and SD’s inferiority complex.

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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