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These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Nov. 14-Nov. 20.

1. ‘Block’ Party Gone Awry: Barrio Logan and Realtors Clash Over Community Improvements
An outside group tried to spruce up a local neighborhood. Things didn’t go well. (Andrew Keatts and Ry Rivard)

2. The Refugee Who Built a Towing Empire and a Record of Crime and Lies
Nash Habib arrived in the U.S. the day he turned 18. Since then, he’s worked, fought and schemed his way to the top of the region’s towing business. (Liam Dillon)

3. Who Filled it Better?
Kevin Faulconer takes on David Alvarez and Carl DeMaio for the title of Best Pothole-Filling Photo Op. (Liam Dillon)

4. ‘No School District in the Country Has Ever Done it’
Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, says focusing on neighborhood schools can make segregation worse. (Mario Koran)

5. Segregation in City Schools Could Get Worse With New Strategy
At 20 district schools, 70 percent of the student body consists of black and Latino students.The district’s plan for the future may make that worse. (Mario Koran)

6. Long-Awaited Southeastern Community Plan Update Opens Things Up for the Arts
Southeastern San Diego neighborhoods are about to undergo rezoning that’ll open up new development opportunities. Two arts groups are ready and waiting. (Kinsee Morlan)

7. All the Times Local Governments Missed Red Flags About San Diego’s Towing King
Multiple government agencies had opportunities to catch problems with Nash Habib. (Liam Dillon)

8. The Purple Pipe Price War, Explained
The city’s plan to raise the rates for undrinkable “purple pipe” water is inflaming tensions between north and south, rich and not-so-rich. (Ry Rivard)

9. Memorial Prep Rebuild Gets a Vision and a Price Tag: $100 Million
The decades-long effort to address the Memorial Prep’s issues continues. (Mario Koran)

10. San Diego Explained: Improving the Worst Place for Transit Development
San Diego has one of the worst public transit systems in the state. Though city officials have a plan to fix that, some worry that it may not be enough. (Amanda Rhoades)

Tristan Loper

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