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These were the most-read stories for the week of Feb. 11-17.
1. What’s the Deal? The Trolley and the Airport
There’s a big and a small vision for how to connect the two.
2. Tallying Teacher Salaries: Fact Check TV
We vetted San Diego Unified School District CFO Stan Dobbs’ recent claim about teacher salaries.
3. Mayor Demands Cash for City in Special Hotel Tax Standoff
If the hoteliers just wanted to promote San Diego using their own money, they wouldn’t need Filner at all.
4. Morning Report: The Not-So-Bad News for Prop. B
Hospice to shut doors, why sidewalks in Normal Heights are shoddy, a plea to Jacobs and the disaster emergency.
5. Sherman May Have Said Too Much on New Housing Project
Councilman Scott Sherman may have to surrender his vote for voicing his tentative position on a proposed community plan amendment.
6. MTS: Dream of Trolley-to-Airport Link Inferior to Reality
If the people in charge of public transit in San Diego don’t think a link from the trolley to the airport is needed or would be better than what exists, that seems like a pretty substantial hurdle in front of the mayor and SANDAG executive director pushing it.
7. Mayor Can Save Balboa Park Plan, or Bury It
Bob Filner has proven willing to exercise his veto power. He should let it be known whether he will when it comes to the contentious Balboa Park plan.
8. Morning Report: Scripps’ Health Care Cost Cutter
Scripps Health in San Diego is at the center of a cultural transformation aimed at saving hundreds of millions of dollars a year thanks to Chris Van Gorder, an ex-cop turned hospital executive.
An administrative law judge’s ruling creates doubts about the future of the city’s pension reforms.
10. San Diego Hospice Files for Bankruptcy
San Diego Hospice, which normally treats as many as 1,000 patients at a time, came under scrutiny because it didn’t properly document that doctors believed patients had six months or less to live, as required by the Medicare program.
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