These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Dec. 12-Dec. 18.

1. Google Fiber and the Race to Bring Warp-Speed Internet to San Diego
A recent announcement that ultra-fast Google Fiber internet service may be coming to San Diego got a lot of attention. The potential for a new entrant to the market has many hoping more competition will mean faster internet service for everyone. (Jennifer McEntee)

2. ‘No Person … Can See That Video and Come to the Conclusion That My Brother Was Attacking a Police Officer’
For the first time, the family of Fridoon Rashawn Nehad is speaking out about the circumstances surrounding his death in a disputed police shooting. (Liam Dillon)

3. San Diego Airport Has a Plan for Terminal 1 — Now it Just Needs $1 Billion
San Diego International Airport leaders have settled on a $2.2 billion plan to rebuild Terminal 1 and part of Terminal 2. How they will pay for it all or even half of it, though, is still unknown. (Ashly McGlone)

4. San Diego Unified’s Most Absurd Visual Aids, Ranked
Schools and school districts tend to have their own language – and usually it’s clunky and convoluted. To its credit, San Diego Unified seems to recognize this and tries to translate its ideas into something close to English so that when officials talk about them at public meetings, everyone is on the same page. That’s the idea, at least. Most of the time, the very aids meant to explain government jargon to the public only make things more confusing. (Mario Koran)

5. DA Dumanis Shuns Employee and Only Republican in City Attorney Race
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is keeping her views on the city attorney race quiet for now, but she’s had plenty of public issues with her employee, Republican candidate Bob Hickey, over her failed mayoral run and successful re-election bid. (Andrew Keatts)

6. San Diego’s Big Homeless Housing Problem, in One Chart
San Diego has a larger share of transitional housing stock than any other top-20 metro area in the nation — a strategy that federal officials and experts have criticized. (Lisa Halverstadt)

7. The Goodwill of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Could Soon Break Down
Even while the plan commits the city to measures that are themselves significant among the actions of other cities around the world, it also includes a series of landmines that could undermine its bipartisan support. (Andrew Keatts)

8. When Developers Dip Their Toes Into Arts and Culture
The “Rethink Downtown” exhibition is the latest in a trend of San Diego developers using the arts to engage the community, peddle products or a bit of both. (Kinsee Morlan)

9. Why the City’s Taken a Rain Check on Preparing for Flood Damage
Local, state and federal officials are all pointing fingers when it comes to who’s to blame for the city’s lack of El Niño prep. (Ry Rivard)

10. Uber, Briefly Legal in Tijuana, Is Now Stuck in Limbo
Last month, Tijuana authorities effectively banned Uber and other ride-sharing services after complaints from the city’s politically powerful taxi industry. (Vicente Calderón)

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