These were the most-read stories for the week of Nov. 26 – Dec. 2.

1. La Jolla Cove Stink Goes National 

The stench at La Jolla Cove makes national and local headlines.

2. The Loser Who Says He Outperformed: Fact Check 

Statement: “In a Democratic city where Republicans are actually a third party behind independents, we outperformed Republican Party registration by 21 percent,” former mayoral candidate and Councilman Carl DeMaio wrote in a Nov. 16 op-ed in the Orange County Register.

3. Todd Gloria’s Defining Opportunity 

The focus is on the mayor. But the City Council president may be a more influential position than ever.

4. Inside the Mind of City Hall’s New Chief of Staff 

If this truly is a new ‘progressive paradigm’ in San Diego, Vince Hall is charged with making it work.

5. The Newly Elected Scramble to Protect Their Wallets 

Scott Sherman and Bob Filner work to collect contributions and protect their personal accounts from outstanding campaign debts.

6. Council Vote All But Dooms Filner’s Public-Safety Idea 

Mayor-elect’s major campaign promise takes a hit with council vote to approve marketing tax extension.

7. Morning Report: Filner’s Public-Safety Plan in Big Trouble 

More fighting over big water deal, U-T CEO on lack of ally investigations, city probes funding and the Bolts make a ho-hum list.

8. Explaining Schools’ New Money: Prop. 30 

In our weekly explainer segment, we tackle the complicated maze that is Proposition 30.

9. Water Pipe Ruptures in Balboa Park 

A building housing three museums suffered water damage overnight.

10. Another Filner Idea Could Be DOA 

The mayor-elect wants to divert $15 million a year from tourism promotion to police and fire. If the council doesn’t throw him a lifeline next week, the plan is likely off the table.

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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