REGISTER NOW These were the most-read stories for the week of Aug. 17-23. 1. In Defense of Ridiculous Vegas Photos 2. City Comptroller: I Said No to Filner Credit Card Expenses 3. How Friday’s Vote on the Filner Deal Will Go Down 4. Fact Check: Filner’s Accusers 5. City’s Trying to Steal Allred’s Thunder 6. Allred Takes Up the Anti-Deal Megaphone 7. Why Faulconer Was at the Bargaining Table 8. The Best and Worst SD Government Social Media Efforts 9. Morning Report: City Comptroller Unplugged 10. The Differences Between an Interim Mayor and a Strong Mayor Voice of San Diego is a nonprofit that depends on you, our readers. Please donate to keep the service strong. Click here to find out more about our supporters and how we operate independently.