These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of July 4-10.

1. The Deal With All Those Other Comic-Cons
Many other comics and pop culture conventions have cropped up since Comic-Con debuted in 1970 but Comic-Con’s managed to maintain its prestige. (Lisa Halverstadt)

2. Labor, Dems Want to Stop Letting Candidates Win Outright in Local Primaries
Dems want to change the rule that allows a candidate to win outright in primary elections if he or she gets more than 50 percent of the vote. (Scott Lewis)

3. What Comic-Con Wants from the Convention Center
Comic-Con says it wants a contiguous Convention Center expansion but the event’s grown and flourished without one over the last decade. (Lisa Halverstadt)

4. Democrats Struggling to Muster Mayoral Candidates
The problem for Democrats is not that they cannot find one candidate to run for mayor. It’s that they can’t find two. (Scott Lewis)

5. Everything You Need to Know About Where the Convention Center Expansion Stands
Including where it literally stands in relation to the various expansion options, in handy map form. (Lisa Halverstadt and Ashly McGlone)

6. Stuck on the Waterfront, the Airport’s Sky Isn’t Falling as Once Feared
Planes are getting bigger, the San Diego Airport is getting nicer and the once-fledgling Airport Authority has grown into quite a force. (Ashly McGlone)

7. More Ties Revealed Between Dumanis and Accused Campaign Moneyman
A new court filing provides further evidence that Bonnie Dumanis knew more about Susumo Azano’s efforts to help her political career than she has let on. (Liam Dillon)

8. The Black and White on Graywater
“Any chucklehead can do this,” insists Mark West, an Imperial Beach resident whose system recycles laundry water and pumps it into landscaping. Here’s your guide to what hoops you might need to jump through to install a similar water reuse system in your own abode. (Catherine Green)

9. Comic-Con, By the Numbers
Comic-Con is San Diego’s biggest convention and boosters are determined to keep it. (Lisa Halverstadt)

10. 400 Steps for San Diegans, a Giant Leap for Commuters
Direct service from the trolley to San Diego International Airport is finally on the cusp of reality. Give or take 400 feet and a highway crossing. (Ashly McGlone)


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