These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

1. Everything We Know About What Went Down at the School of Creative and Performing Arts
A clearer picture of what led to the ouster of Mitzi Lizarraga, the principal of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, is finally starting to emerge. (Mario Koran)

2. The Mayor’s Made His Convention Center Call, Now Comes the Hard Part
Not only will the mayor need to persuade voters to raise taxes to fund a Convention Center expansion, he must also overcome another lawsuit. (Scott Lewis)

3. Before Releasing Harsh Report, Poway Superintendent Softened Criticisms
The superintendent of the Poway Unified School District toned down and removed criticism leveled in a consultant’s report before releasing it to the public. (Ashly McGlone)

4. City Will Have to Pay for a More Earth-Friendly Stadium
To qualify for a speedier track for the Chargers stadium proposal, the city says it plans to buy expensive carbon credits. (Liam Dillon)

5. When School Board Members Behave Badly
What happens if board members violate policies governing their conduct? Not much, apparently. (Mario Koran)

6. City Has Paid Thousands to Police Shooting Expert Accused of ‘Pseudoscience’
The city has paid for police shooting expert William Lewinski’s services in at least three cases. (Kelly Davis)

7. City Heights Family Accused of Burglarizing Their Own Store Files Suit Against SDPD
SDPD officers acted without cause when they roughed up a mother and her two sons inside their own business, according to a lawsuit filed by the family. (H.G. Reza)

8. A Guide to Grounding Helicopter Parents
Julie Lythcott-Haims, the author of “How to Raise an Adult,” says every day offers opportunities for kids to build their independence. (Mario Koran)

9. New SANDAG Policy Leaves Transit Advocates Wanting More
Transit advocates hoped a new policy SANDAG has been working on since 2013 would compel cities to plan for more smart growth. (Andrew Keatts)

10. The Fight for a Tidier Trash-Hauling System
The city is starting to take baby steps toward untangling the messy web of private trash trucks that crisscross the city. (Ry Rivard)

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