These were the most-read stories for the week of April 29-May 5.

1. Why Lights Out Is the Norm in Some SD Neighborhoods 

Voice of San Diego begins an exploration into city street light policies.

2. New Brewery Owner: Zoning Not My Biggest Problem 

The poor quality and high cost of urban industrial stock poses a bigger challenge than zoning, one brewer says.

3. The Best #FilnerEverywhere Photos 

Mayor Bob Filner’s event-hopping has created a running timeline of hilarious photos.

4. The Word on Filner’s New Balboa Park Plan 

Mayor Bob Filner temporary plan to clear cars from the Plaza de Panama has been mostly well-received.

5. Dobbs: SD Unified Eyeing the ‘Excess Teachers’ Ratio 

The San Diego Unified CFO clarifies some controversial remarks about the number of employees at the district.

6. When a Community Plan Isn’t Specific Enough 

Civic San Diego is pursuing a pilot program to spur economic development in targeted areas along transit corridors.

7. City Schools Get $18.5 Million Bid for Prime Land 

The school district had previously agreed to sell the Mission Beach Center for $16.5 million.

8. More Than ‘a Feeling’: Cindy Marten on What Makes a Good School 

The incoming superintendent of city schools draws a crowd, cracks some jokes and repeats some catchy stock phrases.

9. VOSD Is Hiring an Investigative Reporter 

We’re looking for an experienced investigator who enthusiastically embraces new ways to tell a story online and with our various partners in television, radio and print.

10. Chula Vista Settles Cell Phone Tax Lawsuit for $8 Million 

The city’s tax on cell phone calls has always been on shaky legal ground. Now Chula Vista must pay out $8 million.

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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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