We’ve already told you about our favorite VOSD stories of 2013. But we’re not the only media organization in town. Hundreds of people cover the news here. For the second year, we’re spotlighting their best work — stories that expose uncomfortable truths and help us better understand the place we call home.
You’ll learn about a smear campaign to beat all smear campaigns and a jail system’s sorry record of inmate death. You’ll hear from a dying man as he navigates a local hospice system that recently collapsed. And we also highlight stories about the allies who turned against Filner, the unprecedented plans to turn seawater into drinking water, the deadly state of local homes for the elderly and the remarkable fact that cops are silently tracking the locations of our cars.
Oh No They Didn’t… Oh Yes They Did
Foot, meet mouth. Eyebrows, meet ceiling. The past year produced lots of stunners on the quote front, as leaders and regular people got pithy with it.
For your edification and amusement, we’ve compiled a guide to 2013’s Most Memorable Quotes.
Bob Filner is here, alternately waxing apologetic and embracing victimhood. A school official (now departed from a local district, sadly) appears as a result of a stunning declaration. A city official goes R-rated to describe his independence.
Plus: Fuzzy-slippered bloggers! “Skunk hunting”! And a certain prominent newspaper publisher who stepped in it big-time. Oh boy howdy, did he.