These were the most-read stories for the week of May 20-26.
1. The Major Casualties of #FilnerEverywhere: Mayoral Schedulers
Three staffers who handled Mayor Bob Filner’s schedule left the mayor’s office after just weeks on the job.
2. Tijuana Xolos Trying to Make (More) History
The soccer excitement from our neighboring border city comes amid a few shakeups in Mexican soccer.
3. Inventory of Homes for Sale Scant, Prices Rising
If the typical relationship between months of supply and home prices remains intact, we can expect further upward price pressure in the months immediately ahead.
4. ‘Maybe We Should’ve Waited’
A former outreach worker for Connections Housing said she still worries about the building’s residents, and wonders whether the project opened its doors too soon.
My surprisingly candid correspondence with Jim Jones, VOSD’s most notorious commenter.
6. Justice for Sale, Part One: Arbitration Purgatory
Jon Perz’s six-year journey through arbitration has made him the poster child for the campaign against an alternative method of resolving legal disputes that is becoming inescapable for consumers, and that even some industry insiders say is biased in favor of corporations.
7. Justice for Sale, Part Two: Ignoring the Law
Arbitration companies in California have long been required to make their records public, but many don’t bother, leaving consumers in the dark about a rapidly growing sector of the state’s justice system.
8. Mayor-Approved Artist Ticketed Anyway
Mayor Bob Filner wrote a local artist a permission slip to sell his wares in Ocean Beach, but SDPD ticketed him anyway.
9. Sports Report: L.A. Threats Lose Their Meaning
The Chargers lose a legend, Strasburg’s homecoming and more in our weekly arts roundup.and more in our weekly sports roundup.
10. One Paseo Decision Delayed
City planners have told developers of Carmel Valley’s One Paseo to resubmit the project’s environmental review.
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