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These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6.
1. Fabiani Is Right, a Stadium Would Be Hard to Build Here
Councilman Scott Sherman believes Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani is in the way of getting a stadium deal done. (Scott Lewis)
2. What We Know – and Want to Know – About San Diego’s Nonprofit Landscape
Nonprofits treat us when we’re sick, serve the poor, run our kids’ soccer leagues and employ thousands. (Lisa Halverstadt)
3. Fact Check: San Diego Schools’ Segregation Problem
“In many ways our students are more segregated having come out of a couple of decades of an infrastructure built around integration,” San Diego Unified trustee Richard Barrera said last month. (Mario Koran)
4. Opinion: The Ramifications of Prop. 47 Are Coming Into Focus – and They Don’t Bode Well for Communities
While Prop. 47 has reduced the prison population, it has also managed to undermine the effectiveness of proven crime-fighting tactics. (Bill Gore)
5. City Numbers Reveal the Extent of SeaWorld San Diego’s Sinking Performance
SeaWorld San Diego’s rent payments to the city of San Diego and its attendance are down as the company faces challenges nationwide. (Lisa Halverstadt)
6. The Facts in the Sexual Harassment Case Rafael Castellanos Faced Down
Rafael Castellanos is running for city attorney in San Diego, and has said that his rivals are spreading rumors about a sexual harassment allegation he once faced. Castellanos has insisted the woman’s claims were a lie – and that the public record from the case proves it. (Liam Dillon)
7. Opinion: CEQA Is the Great Equalizer
People who complain about CEQA don’t like the fact that the environmental law gives extraordinary power to ordinary people. (Everett DeLano)
8. Lobbying Public Agencies by Day, Guarding Public Dollars by Night
Andy Berg, a local lobbyist for electrical workers, is also assigned to independently police the school construction projects his contractors profit from. (Ashly McGlone)
9. It’s the Most Dangerous Time of Year for Pedestrians in San Diego
San Diegans are most likely to be hit by cars between September and January, according to a 2014 pedestrian safety study. (Mario Koran)
10. Culture Report: Chris Cate’s Expanding Beer Belt
Chris Cate’s efforts to make San Diego as beer-friendly as possible, striking a balance between local and international art, big names at San Diego Asian Film Fest and more in VOSD’s Culture Report. (Kinsee Morlan)