These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of April 18-24.
1. The 10 Schools San Diego Parents Are Avoiding Most
The 10 schools in which neighbors are least likely to enroll their kids. And the 10 where they’re most likely to.
2. How Poway Unified Went from Big Happy Family to Family Feud
Poway always attributed its uncommonly friendly atmosphere between teachers and district officials to an equally uncommon approach to the bargaining process. It turns out that process broke labor laws, and unions and new school board members are questioning whether it was so great to begin with.
3. Where San Diego Gets Its Water – and Where it Goes
A by-the-numbers breakdown of who’s doling out our water, where it’s being sent from and how it might change in the future.
4. The City’s 3 Biggest Chargers Follies
The city has fumbled the ball again and again when it comes to negotiating with the Chargers, leading to millions of dollars in losses.
5. The Definitive FAQ on San Diego’s Stadium Saga
We’ve rounded up answers to some of the most common questions about the quest for a new Chargers stadium.
6. SDPD: Body Cameras Are for Evidence, Not Transparency
Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman says body cameras are for community trust. But she still won’t let the community see the footage.
7. Schools That Best Prepare Neighborhood Kids for Graduation Also Retain Them, or Vice-Versa
The high schools with high percentages of kids on track to meet graduation standards pretty much mirror the high schools that are able to hold onto the kids in their neighborhood.
8. What a Famed Architect Envisions for Logan Heights
Architect and urban theorist Leon Krier thinks Commercial Street is ripe for dense development – just not too much.
9. Legislative Counsel: Civic San Diego Shouldn’t Be Making Land Use Decisions
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who wants more oversight of Civic San Diego, asked the nonpartisan office to weigh in on the legality of the city’s arrangement. Cities can outsource certain “administrative functions” to nonprofits – it’s just unclear how far that power goes.
10. 3 Myths About the Super Bowl
The economic benefits of the Super Bowl aren’t as straightforward as stadium boosters would have you believe.
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