These were the most-read stories for the week of Jan. 14-20.

1. San Diego’s Nonsensical Sidewalk Rules 

It’s your responsibility to repair them, but it’s the city’s legal problem if someone trips and falls. Here’s the beginning of our closer look at the city’s sidewalks.

2. Slowly Dying Patients, an Audit and a Hospital’s Undoing 

In the wake of an ongoing federal audit and an internal investigation, San Diego Hospice’s patient load has dropped by hundreds.

3. Wildlife Killers: Birds Killed at Country Club, County Taxpayers Pay 

San Diego residents helped foot the bill for birds to be killed at private country clubs, new documents reveal.

4. Safety in Numbers: the Fate of the ‘San Diego 20’ 

The San Diego 20 walks the plan – or not.

5. Mayor Set for a Port Standoff with Council Prez 

The mayor and the city council are feeling for the edges of their powers after the city’s first major turnover since the strong-mayor form of government came into place.

6. Morning Report: So Who Are the ‘San Diego 20’ Again? 

School budget wonkery, a dying woman’s hospice nightmare, Tri-City mess continues, and (gah!) ‘Real Housewives.’

7. Where Everyone Has a Coastal View 

Readers responded passionately to our look at the legacy of San Diego’s coastal height limit.

8. Open (Crooked) House on the Roof 

Do Ho Suh’s ‘Fallen Star’ sculpture marks the 18th piece of art commissioned specifically for UC San Diego’s campus in the Stuart Collection.

9. Calculating San Diego’s Homelessness Price Tag 

Between private dollars and government funds, we want to know how much is being spent to combat homelessness in San Diego.

10. Morning Report: How the Feds Killed Birds for a Golf Course 

Dems sing kumbaya, more on hazards of translation woes, lily pond repaired, and hidden mural sparks our imagination.

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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