These were the most-read stories for the week of Oct. 22-28.

1. $2,500 iPads? Fact Check 

Statement: “Anyone can buy an iPad for $399 but the school board is paying $2,500 apiece,” according to a much-circulated press release from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. Determination: Mostly True

2. Morning Report: La Jolla Cupcake Maker at Center of Prop. 37 Battle 

Polls put Dems in rear seat, Boy Scout abuse files released, Manchester wants to go big and a Chubby Bandit.

3. Food Fight: A Guide to Prop. 37 

We explain who supports and opposes the state ballot measure that proposes labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.

4. The Head-Spinning Polls in the Mayor’s Race 

It’s likely Carl DeMaio does not believe he’s up by 10 points.

5. DeMaio’s Real Role in the Financial Crisis 

Carl DeMaio claims he uncovered the city’s financial crisis. But it was already a full-blown public scandal by the time he made his mark.

6. ‘I Am Done Paying For the Ridiculous Game’: Comments of the Week 

This week, we’re highlighting some comments about funding for schools, gas prices, Balboa Park and the Chargers stadium search.

7. The Story Behind ‘I’m A Congressman And Can Do Whatever I Want’ 

The context of the quotation used against mayoral candidate Bob Filner.

8. Pulling Back the Curtain on the San Diego Taxpayers Advocate 

Campaign materials don’t disclose Prop. Z supporter is a school board member.

9. The Newspaper Magnate and the Mayoral Candidate: A Reader’s Guide 

The relationship between U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester and City Councilman Carl DeMaio has been a dominant theme in the mayor’s race. We help you understand how it started and what it means.

10. More Readers Upset with U-T: Letters Roundup 

Here are some readers’ recent thoughts on the issues.

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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