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These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Dec. 19-Dec. 30.
1. ‘It’s the Kind of Transit System That Ordinary San Diegans Would Freely Use’
Alan Hoffman has a plan for public transit in San Diego that’s unlike anything the region’s planning agency has in mind. (Maya Srikrishnan)
2. Opinion: Here’s Why We Will Never Solve San Diego’s Gang Problem
The reason we will never stop gang violence and crimes, and I mean not even come close to a solution, is because those with the power, money and resources don’t care. (Cornelius Bowser)
3. DA Releases Video, Docs in Disputed Police Shooting
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis on Tuesday released private surveillance footage of the police shooting that claimed the life of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad in late April in the city’s Midway district. (Liam Dillon)
4. 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)
5. The 2015 Voice of the Year Is …
Mark Fabiani is the 2015 Voice of the Year. (Scott Lewis)
6. San Diego’s Big Homeless Housing Problem, in One Chart
More than any other big city in the nation, San Diego’s homeless providers are relying on an outdated, less effective strategy to reduce the region’s homeless population. (Lisa Halverstadt)
7. San Diego’s Top Transitional Housing Provider Dials it Back
Father Joe’s Villages, long San Diego’s biggest provider of transitional housing, is shifting its focus away from that model. (Lisa Halverstadt)
8. He Said, She Said on Whether the Mayor Struck a New Deal for Convention Center Land
Did San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer make a deal for the city to spend millions to secure a coastal plot of land next to the San Diego Convention Center? Depends on whom you ask. (Ashly McGlone)
9. The Future of Solar in San Diego Is Looking Brighter Than Expected
Solar customers and businesses that install solar worried earlier this year that three looming policy changes would make going solar less attractive. They’ve been pleasantly surprised at how things are playing out. (Lisa Halverstadt)
10. Ginger Shulick Porcella Shook Up the San Diego Art Institute — and the Local Arts Scene
San Diego Art Institute Executive Director Ginger Shulick Porcella says San Diego’s art scene doesn’t have to be second-class. (Kinsee Morlan)