These were the most-read stories for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3.

1. New Schools CFO: SD Unified Has ‘Hundreds of Excess Employees’ 

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

2. Marijuana Crackdown Has a Good Day 

The city tells advocates not to try to open marijuana storefronts.

3. Morning Report: Medical Marijuana’s Very Bad Day 

Councilman loves him some height limits, fact-checking geography, changing a mind on the homeless and where our hot air goes.

4. Judge: Plaza de Panama Approval Violates City Law 

A judge delivers a blow to proponents of a remodel plan for Balboa Park ahead of a Friday hearing.

5. Deadly Flu of 1918 Spurred Denial, Then Drastic Action 

The latest flu epidemic has killed 14 San Diegans. In 1918, the epidemic traveled with soldiers going and returning from war.

6. U.S. Attorney Backs Off Absolutist Pot Stance 

In U-T interview, the federal prosecutor seems to allow space for collectives that comply with state law.

7. New Schools CFO: SD Unified Has ‘Hundreds of Excess Employees’ 

San Diego Unified’s new chief financial officer takes on teachers unions and the school board in a wide-ranging interview.

8. Don’t Talk About the Height Limit, Punk 

If we do not increase the supply of housing while the demand goes up, prices will go up.

9. Fact Check: San Diego County’s Rural Landscape 

The organizer behind an effort to tally the county’s homeless population claimed more than half of the county could be considered rural.

10. Filner’s Promises: Progress on Pot Pledges 

Mayor Bob Filner promised to set new rules to permit dispensaries within city limits.

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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