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These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Dec. 5-Dec. 11.
1. NFL to San Diego: Only Losers Hold Public Votes
Roger Goodell tells San Diego to have final stadium plans – plans that are “certain” – to the league by the end of the month. That means no vote. (Liam Dillon)
2. Tumultuous Charter School Burns Through Another Principal
Former Harriet Tubman Village Charter staff members say a board member has seized control of the school, firing three principals in quick succession. (Mario Koran)
3. Border Report: For Affordable Homes, San Diegans Go to Tijuana
The new cross-border airport terminal is a reality and where plans for a cross-border bike lane and Tijuana trolley system stand. (Enrique Limón)
4. Poway Unified Takes a Step Toward Parting Ways With Superintendent
Poway Unified Superintendent John Collins the school board each hired their own legal counsel recently to conduct urgent contract negotiations. (Ashly McGlone)
5. Union Distaste of Ritz and Whole Foods May Scuttle 7th and Market Project
Council Democrats might sink a project at 7th and Market in East Village because two businesses planned for it are unfriendly to unions. (Andrew Keatts)
6. School Board Investigators Haven’t Visited Address on Suspicious Claim
Investigators have not talked to the residents of a home whose address is on the suspicious $250,000 claim a school board member is accused of writing. (Mario Koran)
7. Solana Beach Residents Want Views to Take Precedent Over State Law
Solana Beach residents really aren’t on board with state attempts to build more low-income housing if it’s in their neighborhood. (Maya Srikrishnan)
8. North County Report: A Rough Week for North County School Districts
School districts from Escondido to Poway to Encinitas deal with drama, Solana Beach residents want to preserve their views even if it means ignoring a state law and a study says Camp Pendleton is ripe for an airport. (Ruarri Serpa)
9. Federal Changes Push Nonprofits to Transition From Transitional Housing
Some San Diego agencies serving the homeless are being forced to change their approach or lose a crucial funding source. (Lisa Halverstadt)
10. Sacramento Report: A Glimpse Into the Alt Reality Where the Civic San Diego Bill Passed
Two local legislators press Gov. Jerry Brown on Syrian refugees, Assemblywoman Toni Atkins heads to Paris and more in our weekly Sacramento roundup. (Sara Libby)