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These were the most-read stories for the week of March 4-10.

1. I Watched UT-TV So You Don’t Have to 

Local news has long been considered a breeding ground for dumb, shallow fare. For San Diego’s newest station, throw in anti-woman.

2. Middle-Class Tourism Jobs: Fact Check 

The president of the San Diego Tourism Authority recently claimed more than 50 percent of tourism workers earn a middle-class salary or higher.

3. SD’s Share of Federal Homelessness Funding Doesn’t Add Up 

Despite having the third-highest homeless population in the country, San Diego gets less money from a key federal source than many other cities with fewer homeless people.

4. Mayoral Bottleneck Keeps Slowing Down Council Committee 

The City Council’s land use and housing committee has twice canceled meetings for having too few items for discussion.

5. ‘Excellence for Every Child in Every School’ 

Incoming SD Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten talks teacher assessment, her relationship with the teachers union and fixing the district’s budget.

6. SD Unified CFO Apologizes to Teachers Union 

Stan Dobbs ruffled a few feathers with some controversial statements made in an interview with VOSD last month.

7. Mayor Opens New Front in Struggle With Hotel Owners 

Filner asks that the deal struck to get hotelier support for Convention Center expansion be undone.

8. San Diego Hoteliers Meet Their Waterloo 

What’s really at stake is who is going to run our city – our elected leaders, or the hoteliers?

9. Dear Superintendent … 

We’ve started a blog so you can tell San Diego Unified’s new superintendent what issues she should focus on.

10. Filner: ‘There’s Something Wrong With’ SD’s Homeless Funding 

Mayor Bob Filner said he’ll help local congressional representatives lobby HUD to change its allocation of homelessness funding.

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Dagny Salas

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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