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These were the most-read stories for the week of April 15-21.

1. Padres Fan Who Leaked ‘Rain Man’ Recording Wanted to Prsesure Team 

The fan who recorded the audio says he didn’t know the “Rain Man” refrain would be controversial.

2. Gloria Might Have Played Key Role in Move That Cost the City $500K 

A North Park school said City Councilman Todd Gloria improperly interfered in the planning process for an expansion project. A jury agreed.

3. SDSU’s Beth Burns Retired and Nobody Seems to Know Why 

The out-of-nowhere announcement so far hasn’t been made any clearer by San Diego State.

4. When Fraud Hits the Farmers Market 

The county Department of Agriculture and the city attorney’s office teamed up to produce a rare suspension of a farmer from a local farmers market.

5. ‘I Didn’t Know What a Bad Neighbor it Was’: Comments of the Week 

What you’re saying in the comments.

6. Filner’s Budget in Three Charts 

While budget-related debates often focus on change, a lot of numbers stay the same from year to year.

7. Why Sidewalk Falls Don’t Lead to Windfalls 

You won’t win a lot of money if you sue – that’s even if you do prevail in court. And the city has little financial incentive to change its policies.

8. Three Big Hurdles for SD Unified’s ’12 Indicators’ 

The county’s largest school district has a bold new plan for assessing schools, but actually implementing that plan is unlikely to happen any time soon.

9. City: It’s Your Fault We Don’t Know About Sidewalk Problems 

In a busted sidewalks lawsuit, the city made a stark admission about its role in fixing broken infrastructure.

10. Leaked Draft Plan Shows SD Unified Has an Assessment Plan After All 

A top official said the district hadn’t started developing a plan to measure its 12 indicators of quality schools, but a draft has surfaced.

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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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