These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Oct. 10-Oct. 16.

1. Someone Finally Quantified San Diego’s Smart-Growth Failure
San Diego’s neighborhoods and governments came in dead last in a study about transit-oriented development around trolley stops. (Andrew Keatts)

2. Horn: I’m Recusing Myself From Lilac Hills Vote — Also, America Is Doomed
It’s official: County Supervisor Bill Horn won’t vote on Lilac Hills Ranch, the massive housing project about a mile from property Horn owns. (Andrew Keatts and Maya Srikrishnan)

3. Imperial County’s Renewable Power Explosion, in One Map
Nearly half of the renewable power San Diego Gas & Electric sells its customers comes from massive solar and wind projects in Imperial County. (Lisa Halverstadt)

4. Horn, Unwilling to See America Destroyed, Asks State to Reconsider His Conflict
After announcing he’d recuse himself from voting on the Lilac Hills development, County Supervisor Bill Horn said he’s not ready to step aside after all. (Andrew Keatts and Maya Srikrishna)

5. Poway Unified Offers Friendly Reminder to Staffers That Their Political Email Blasts Are Illegal
Poway Unified employees are being reminded to not use district resources for political purposes following a flurry of emails regarding a recall effort. (Ashly McGlone)

6. Brown Throws Civic San Diego a Life Raft
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have given the City Council more oversight over the nonprofit group that regulates development downtown. (Andrew Keatts)

7. 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)

8. Four Questions the Four Mayors Didn’t Really Answer
Peppered with questions on the drought, infrastructure woes, economic growth and housing affordability, the mayors of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Poway and San Diego instead made the case for their cities’ greatness. (Maya Srikrishnan)

9. 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)

10. Magnet Schools Throw a Wrench in the District’s ‘Vision’
District leaders are realizing how complicated it is trying to make magnet schools fit with Vision 2020, its big plan for neighborhood schools. (Mario Koran)

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