These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Oct. 3-Oct. 9.

1. San Diego Floats a Surprising Question: Do We Really Need to Keep Saving Water?
In the California drought rages on, local water authorities are asking state regulators when they can stop telling people to save so much water. (Ry Rivard)

2. Ex-Lincoln High Principal: Foster Played a Role in My Removal
The polarizing former principal of Lincoln High School is speaking out about the events that led to her departure from the district. (Mario Koran)

3. Why Women Don’t Get Into Politics
The San Diego civil wars rage on, anti-vaxxers fall short in their referendum effort, why SANDAG wants California to loosen the rules of an affordable housing program and more in our weekly Sacramento roundup. (Sara Libby)

4. District Docs: Foster Wanted a Fake College Official to Question School Counselor
School board president Marne Foster was willing to get a little creative in investigating a school counselor who wrote a college letter for her son. (Mario Koran)

5. San Diego Can’t Afford to Wait for New Transit Projects
Under SANDAG’s new regional plan, trolleys would come faster and go to more places. The bad news: We’d have to wait far too long to see it happen. (Colin Parent)

6. San Diego Explained: The Blurry Lines Between Parent and Public Official
NBC’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Mario Koran detail the accusations against school board president Marne Foster and talk about how each incident represents a blurring of the line between parent and public official. (Kinsee Morlan)

7. When Police Can Kill
As a judge weighs whether to allow the release of a police shooting video, here’s what to keep in mind about the standards we use to judge these incidents. (Liam Dillon)

8. How Bad Urban Design Makes San Diego Feel Unsafe
San Diego is the safest big city in the country, but it doesn’t always feel that way. Subpar urban design can make safe streets feel isolating or dangerous. (Howard Blackson)

9. What’s Behind the Annual Teacher-Shuffle Anxiety
In education, there are few issues that people universally agree are problematic. In San Diego Unified, the early school year teacher shuffle is one of them. (Mario Koran)

10. SANDAG Asks State to Loosen the Purse Strings for Transit-Focused Housing
SANDAG is asking the state to lower the standards for a program that funds low-income housing projects near transit stations. (Maya Srikrishnan)

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