These were the most-read stories for the week of Jan. 7-13.

1. 3 Takeaways from the Explosive City Council Meeting 

Mayor Bob Filner and Councilman Todd Gloria traded some sharp barbs over SANDAG appointments.

2. Remembering San Diego’s Big Chill – 100 Years Ago Today 

Annoyed by the recent morning chills? It’s been mild compared to a morning 100 years ago today.

3. Emails from a Newly Homeless Woman: ‘I Am Still Sick’ 

‘I still have my cold, like many people, and I thought how hard it is to get better when there is no place to really rest and sleep it off,’ writes Liz Hirsch in an update.

4. Filner’s New Hires: Resumes Vary, But Backgrounds Share a Theme 

Many of Mayor Bob Filner’s new hires share the same past employer.

5. More San Diegans in Crisis: Fact Check 

An assistant police chief recently said officers are responding to more calls involving suicidal or troubled residents.

6. ‘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.

7. Morning Report: At City Hall, Hurricane Filner Blows In 

NBC Nightly News visits City Heights, remembering a hometown hero, DeMaio abides, and the U-T borrows.

8. One Paseo’s Fate Looms in 2013 

After years of planning and protest, the fate of the proposed One Paseo project in Carmel Valley could finally be resolved.

9. The Filner Staff Kerfuffle 

The new mayor, who ran on a platform of transparency, was wrong about the public records law. But that should blow over in this case.

10. Counting Down to the Downtown Homeless Shelter’s Big Reveal 

A guide to the basics on the Connections Housing center opening soon downtown and why it’s not a cure-all.

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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