These were the most-read stories for the week of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4.

1. DeMaio and Police Widows: Fact Check 

Statement: “Carl DeMaio voted not once but twice against death benefits for families of slain police officers,” claims a television advertisement from DeMaio’s mayoral opponent, Bob Filner. Determination: Mostly True

2. The Mayoral Candidate Scorecard, General Election Edition 

We break down Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner’s stances on major issues in the campaign.

3. Sob Stories Emerge Late in Election Season 

Candidates in several new ads ditch the pension and budget talk in favor of young women telling deeply personal stories meant to stir your passions.

4. Why Prop. 30 Won’t Improve Our Schools: SDSU’s Quality of Education 

SDSU’s failing educational outcomes are not simply an issue of funding, since SDSU received more funding per student, but it is likely to be an issue of how those funds are spent.

5. Finding the Bottom Line(s) on Prop. 30 

Does the governor’s tax initiative guarantee more money for schools? The answer is yes, but probably not as much as you think.

6. Morning Report: Whopper Patrol in Mayor’s Race 

The DA weighs in Comic-Con to stick around another year, and security training event to remember with your braiiins.

7. A Reader’s Guide to Carl DeMaio 

The Republican city councilman has demographics working against him in the mayor’s race. But he’s spent the general election campaign selling a more moderate image.

8. Did the Koch Brothers Donate to DeMaio? Fact Check TV 

Have the infamous conservative billionaires gotten involved in the San Diego mayor’s race? Watch this episode of Fact Check TV to find out.

9. From Sex Dolls to Staged Garbage: The Election’s Worst Campaign Dirt 

We waded through this election season’s most egregious smears and picked out some of the worst offenders.

10. Three Takeaways from the District Attorney’s DeMaio Endorsement 

Dumanis once again breaks her pledge not to pick candidates and softens her anti-DeMaio rhetoric.

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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