These were the most-read stories for the week of Dec. 10-16.

1. Why the Chargers Are So Bad: San Diego Explained 

Our latest video explainer looks at what’s contributed to the Chargers’ poor showing this season.

2. 5 Oddities Surrounding the Bahia Resort’s Lease Extension 

San Diego’s new lease agreement with the Bahia Resort Hotel is one of a kind.

3. Can San Diego End Homelessness? 

Join us on a quest to understand the scope of homelessness here and to evaluate where we’re going.

4. Three Big Filner Promises 

The new mayor wants to expand the port, solar power the city and diversify the city’s power structure. Here’s how he’ll do it and some of the challenges he’ll face.

5. Chula Vista’s Cell Phone Tax Woes: Checking Up 

A trial date has been set for a class action lawsuit against the city of Chula Vista over a controversial tax on cell phone calls.

6. Where San Diegans Work: Fact Check 

Statement: “More than 90 percent of San Diego businesses are small businesses. Employing over 60 percent of the workforce, our region’s economic recovery depends on the success of local entrepreneurs and the jobs they create,” San Diego Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer wrote in a Dec. 1 U-T San Diego op-ed. Determination: Barely True

7. Bob Filner, Everywhereman 

San Diego’s new mayor has been spotted all over the city since his Dec. 3 inauguration.

8. Refugees in City Heights Fight for Better Medical Translation 

Federal health reform is expected to increase the number of non-native English speakers with insurance. Refugees living in City Heights already say they need a more culturally competent health care experience.

9. Morning Report: A Deep Dive into Homelessness 

An odd hotel lease, Ramona schools’ troubles, battle over managed competition, ‘Latina’ billboard gets defaced.

10. The Cost of Desalinated Water: San Diego Explained 

Our latest video explainer looks at how much you could end up paying for desalinated water.

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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