Now that was a year.
The last 12 months were some of the most eventful that San Diego has ever experienced, not to mention dramatic, bizarre and disturbing, mostly thanks to a renegade mayor.
For VOSD staffers and contributors, though, 2013 was about more than one man. Our team produced hundreds of stories, engaged in countless debates on social media and sought to leave readers more informed than ever.
Other local journalists are just as dedicated to telling stories, and we’ll honor their best work of 2013 later this month. We’ll also highlight the year’s most memorable photos.
But first, in what’s becoming an annual tradition, we asked our own writers to name their own favorite stories of the year and bring us up to date about what’s happened since the articles were published.
Among other things, our writers investigated the city’s failure to protect the safety of its citizens, exposed a national commentator’s big whopper and chronicled a local newspaper’s descent into tawdry sexism. Here are a few of our faves: