These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Sept. 5-Sept. 11.

1. What the Latest Turmoil at the San Diego Union-Tribune Means
The departure of the paper’s top executive drives home how decisions about the San Diego Union-Tribune’s future are being made far, far away. (Liam Dillon)

2. JMI Kills Convention Center Hotel Plan
If the mayor wants to build a Convention Center expansion along the waterfront, he’ll have to do it without a new 1,600-room hotel across the street that was supposed to serve as cash cow for the project. (Ashly McGlone)

3. SD Politicians Haul in Thousands in Shady Towing Donations
Ongoing investigations into towing companies could represent the largest effort by an industry to illegally influence local campaigns in more than a decade. (Liam Dillon)

4. Foster Apologizes for Fundraiser That Benefited Her Sons
San Diego Unified School Board President Marne Foster made a “Mistake of the Heart” when she held a private fundraiser for her sons, she said Tuesday. (Mario Koran)

5. New Public Art Manager Eyes Projects Beyond Downtown, Beyond Vanilla
Christine Jones, the Commission for Arts and Culture’s new public art program manager, wants to see public art make its way into more neighborhoods. (Kinsee Morlan)

6. 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)

7. District Attorney Has Received a Lot of Illegal Campaign Money
Bonnie Dumanis hasn’t herself been accused of any crimes, but the breadth of questionable contributions she’s received is unmatched by any local politician. (Liam Dillon)

8. Chula Vista to Developers: We’ll Make Waterfront Building Easy – No, Really!
Chula Vista is hoping to entice developers with something rare in California: the promise of hassle-free waterfront development. (Maya Srikrishnan)

9. Encinitas Hopes to Comply With State Housing Law by 2016
Encinitas is vulnerable to lawsuits since it hasn’t adopted a required plan to provide enough low-income housing. But it hopes to ask voters to approve such a plan in next year’s election. (Maya Srikrishnan)

10. 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)

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