These were the most-read stories for the week of Dec. 31-Jan. 6.

1. Emails from a Newly Homeless Woman: ‘I Feel Useful Again’ 

Liz Hirsch reflects on what she’s noticing about being homeless in San Diego.

2. The Coastal Height Limit’s Legacy 

During its 40-year run, the coastal height restriction has defined development in some of the city’s highest-profile neighborhoods.

3. ‘An Era of Investment’: San Diego Schools’ Remarkable Fiscal Turnaround 

In 2011, the San Diego Unified School District was on the brink of insolvency. Now, officials are talking about stability and even reinvestment.

4. The Best of San Diego Journalism in 2012 

Standouts in journalism from around the region highlighted a Tijuana chef, the infiltration of the Mexican Mafia and the toll of “frequent flier” emergency room visitors on the health care system..

5. Morning Report: Murray Galinson Dies at 75 

Ocean views at what price?, binationals compared, District 4 fallout and more..

6. Barrio Logan Grapples With Its Future 

San Diego is in the process of updating 12 community plans. First up is Barrio Logan.

7. ‘More $5,000 iPads? Heck, Let’s Get the $10,000 Version’: Comments of the Week 

What’s got you talking this week.

8. The 2012 News Trivia Quiz 

How much do you remember from the past year? Find out by taking the third annual VOSD End of the Year News Quiz.

9. ‘The Rent Is Too Damn High’ in San Diego 

A conversation with economics writer Matt Yglesias was our first ‘One Voice at a Time’ event of the year.

10. A Tale of Two Binational Cities 

We compare the San Diego-Tijuana region to others like it around the world.

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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