These were the most-read stories for the week of March 11-17.

1. A Tall Tale About San Diego’s Trees: Fact Check 

An ABC 10 News story claimed San Diego has more trees than any other city in the nation.

2. Texas Messing With California Businesses: Fact Check 

A local state Senate candidate said California loses three businesses to Texas every week.

3. Uh, We Don’t Have to Vote on Taxes Anymore 

A judge’s ruling may pave the way for big biz to levy all kinds of taxes on consumers.

4. D4’s Gang Problem Has an Unlikely Spokesman 

Almost a quarter of San Diego’s murders from 2010 to 2012 occurred in District 4. But a broader examination of crime stats reveals a community that’s getting safer.

5. Morning Report: How Many Companies Leave for Texas 

Building a big future (still) in southeastern San Diego, schools give at the office, Padres TV uproar and that 800-pound man again.

6. How Budget Cuts Have Forced SD’s Hand on Gang Policing 

The San Diego Police Department is digging out of a budget hole instead of digging in to San Diego’s gang problem with fresh tactics.

7. Stop Blaming the Weather for SD’s Weak Fan Base 

It may be a few more years before the stadium and ballpark in San Diego are filled – but it won’t be because of the nice weather.

8. St. Patrick’s Day, Off the Beer-Soaked Path 

Tired of corned beef and cabbage? Here are five great things to do in San Diego that involve neither!

9. When the Foundation Becomes the Developer 

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation has grand redevelopment plans for southeastern San Diego. But it’s going through challenges of its own.

10. Three’s a Crowd for SD’s Urban Core 

The city has begun ushering North Park, Uptown and Golden Hill through the community plan update process together. The neighborhoods aren’t so sure.

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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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