These were the most-read stories for the week of Jan. 21-27.

1. Police Official: ‘What in the Hell Is Wrong With Us?’ 

One idea Assistant Police Chief Boyd Long imagines could help address downtown homelessness.

2. A Rain-Soaked Snapshot of SD’s Homeless 

An early morning count reveals 72 people sleeping in the rain in a portion of downtown San Diego.

3. Morning Report: San Diego’s Crack Addiction 

A cop has blunt words for homeless enablers, another pension pickle, lily pond probe lags and a project-stopping find.

4. Mayor Vetoes Port Picks, Didn’t Know He Had Leverage at First 

Council President Todd Gloria said he’ll schedule a meeting to override Filner’s Veto.

5. Where the Sidewalk Ends 

San Ysidro, Paradise Hills and Pacific Beach all are missing sidewalks. Evolving responsibilities and neighborhood characters have created illogical and dangerous conditions.

6. Morning Report: Does Mira Mesa Really Love Its Schools? 

SD school district: sell!, strange ‘street signs’ stay, home prices stop taking tumbles, city still owes money to downtowners and more.

7. Emails From a Newly Homeless Woman: ‘I Think We Do Take Care of Each Other’ 

Updates from Liz Hirsch on her sickness and avoiding the streets.

8. Morning Report: Filner Bashes Dense Carmel Valley Plan 

Homeless woman resists ‘homeless think’, state drafts laws to consider to curb Poway-style borrowings and what we learned this week.

9. With Inventory Scarce, Home Prices Bounded Back in 2012 

San Diego home prices rose in 2012 as inventory dropped low early in the year — and stayed low.

10. What’s Behind the City’s Higher Pension Tab 

The city faces a higher pension bill this year due to the cost of implementing Proposition B and a lower-than-expected return.

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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