These were the most-read stories for the week of Oct. 15-21.

1. Manchester: ‘Give Me $200 Million And I’ll Fix Qualcomm Stadium’ 

The newspaper publisher, who’s pushing a $1 billion-plus waterfront Chargers stadium, says he can refurbish the old one for much less.

2. U.S. Attorney: Members Felt Filner ‘Embarrassed Himself’ at Temple Forum 

Laura Duffy apologized to the Carl DeMaio campaign and elaborated in an interview with Voice of San Diego.

3. Will San Diego Have the Shortest School Year? Fact Check TV 

If Proposition 30 fails, will San Diego Unified get the shortest school year in the world? Watch this episode of Fact Check TV to find out.

4. The Taxes You Pay at the Pump: Fact Check 

Statement: “Actually, the (tax) that you pay is small compared to what you pay total for gas. That is, it’s 10 percent,” said state Sen. Juan Vargas in a recent Univision interview. Determination: Mostly True

5. State Treasurer: Fire Poway Bond Staff 

Bill Lockyer sounds off on ‘egregious’ capital appreciation bonds, says Poway’s bonds are probably illegal, and rules on school borrowing need tightening.

6. Zoo Plan Revival Could Bring More Paid Parking to Balboa Park 

The San Diego Zoo wants to revive its plans to build 4,800 parking spaces in an underground garage, and charge for parking there, the U-T reports.

7. Judicial Candidate Forced to Pull Some Endorsements 

Some supporters listed on Superior Court judge candidate Jim Miller’s website say they never lent their formal support.

8. Morning Report: What’s Left of DeMaio’s Roadmap to Recovery 

Judge candidate’s endorsements don’t add up, understanding polls, another politician keeps funds in the family.

9. DeMaio Recycles Empty Chair Attack 

The mayoral candidate uses identical ads to hit his opponents in the primary and general elections.

10. The Potholes in DeMaio’s ‘Roadmap’ 

The San Diego mayoral candidate has staked his campaign on his laminated and bound budget plan. But since he first released it two years ago, the city has already tried much of what DeMaio’s proposing.

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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