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These were the most-read stories for the week of April 1-7.

1. Central’s Mediocre Numbers, Multiplied by Marten’s ‘X Factor’ 

The test scores at Central Elementary have been decent, but not stellar, since Cindy Marten took over, and San Diego Unified’s new superintendent’s just fine with that.

2. The City Attorney’s Big Gamble on Pensions Heads Toward a Climax 

Jan Goldsmith hopes his big pension gamble compels employees to switch voluntarily to a defined contribution.

3. ‘Day of Reckoning’ Coming for Pensions in Bankruptcy Cases 

A federal judge signals he’ll rule on whether a California city has to cut existing pension benefits in bankruptcy cases.

4. Homeless With a Laptop and a Cell Phone 

‘We can keep up with the news like anyone in the world’: Low-cost or free cell phones and laptops connect homeless people with the rest of society.

5. Fact Check: Fixing San Diego’s Streets 

Statement: “Council has already approved lease revenue bonds, which don’t involve tax increase & don’t require voter approval. Has a plan for $500 mil.” Mark Kersey, a San Diego City Councilman, wrote on Twitter March 29. Determination: True

6. Filner’s 100 Days of Brawling 

Mayor Bob Filner’s early months in office have been marked by public battles.

7. Morning Report: Frye Leaves City for New Post 

Fact-checking the new schools supe, SD and the Farm Bill, behind a violent jail death, droning on and a healthy food shout-out.

8. The Cost of Cops: Fact Check TV 

The San Diego Police Officers Association made a series of claims about the status of the police force and officers’ pay.

9. City Attorney: One Investigation Clears Auditors 

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says that one of two investigations into the conduct of City Auditor Eduardo Luna and his deputy didn’t turn up anything. The city has not released the reports.

10. Why the Farm Bill Matters to San Diego 

What gets into or left out of the next Farm Bill can have important ramifications for our region.

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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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