These were the most-read stories for the week of Nov. 19-25.

1. Morning Report: David Copley Dead at 60 

Mayor’s money talk is misleading, meet a percussionist, talking turkey, more GOP woes and Romney goes public.

2. What Putting the Brakes on Red-Light Cameras Would Mean 

The City Council will soon consider whether to keep its red-light cameras. We take a look at the latest research and costs.

3. Rise of the Brawlers 

David Copley’s death marks the passing of a genteel old guard.

4. Four Things to Know About the Big Water Deal 

The city of San Diego is the big dog and may have a big say in how the water purchase deal affects your bill.

5. DeMaio: Republican Brand a ‘Nonstarter’ with Key Groups 

Republicans grapple with the ‘major crisis’ DeMaio says their party faces.

6. Morning Report: DeMaio Says GOP Was ‘Huge Liability’ 

Republicans vs. Republicans, a vacancy in Congress, red-light camera research, and Twinkies in demand.

7. City Already Has Plans for Filner’s Public-Safety Cash 

Mayor-elect wants to spend $20 million-plus on police and fire, but the council has said it will spend the money somewhere else.

8. San Diego’s Sunny Budget Forecast Could Quickly Darken: Fact Check 

Statement: “All told, we will leave the next mayor with a combined surplus of nearly $120 million over the next five years,” Mayor Jerry Sanders said in an April press release. “That’s money that can be used for more library hours and to hire more police officers and firefighters.” Determination: Misleading.

9. Picturing Balboa Park 

We’re launching a photo experiment that depends on your help. Join us!

10. Filner Will Temporarily Leave 51st District Vacancy 

Bob Filner will soon be San Diego’s mayor, temporarily leaving the 51st District without a congressman.

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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