These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Jan. 2-Jan. 8.

1. SD Schools Superintendent Left Out Major Context in Explaining Principal’s Removal
New information suggests Superintendent Cindy Marten’s explanation for removing a high school principal omitted crucial context. (Mario Koran)

2. Those Giant Tides Are Worse Than Ever and May Be Hint of What’s to Come
So-called king tides are predictable and happen every year. But local scientists say the king tides are getting more severe and causing flooding more often. (Matthew Baldwin)

3. 7 Big Projects to Watch in 2016
Here are seven major projects to keep an eye on in 2016. (Maya Srikrishnan)

4. Culture Report: The (Risky?) Business of Opening a Bookstore
Keeping old books and East Village’s artsy past alive, new public art coming to the Port and more in our weekly arts and culture roundup. (Kinsee Morlan)

5. Sheriff’s Deputy Disciplined for Making German-Speaking Arrestee Watch Hitler Speeches
When Clifften Korsch was being booked into jail in August 2014, he refused to communicate with sheriff’s deputies in English, instead speaking in his native German. So one deputy made him watch a video of Adolf Hitler speeches. (Kelly Davis)

6. The Trial of Fridoon Nehad
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis held a press conference in order to lay out the many things Fridoon Nehad had done to merit his death. (Scott Lewis)

7. Lawsuit Claims Retaliation by Schools Trustee Marne Foster
School of Creative and Performing Arts counselor Kim Abagat claims San Diego Unified trustee Marne Foster abused her position as an elected official. (Mario Koran)

8. New School Bond Spending Plan Still Carves Out Money for Stadiums, Tech
Props. S and Z were sold to voters as measures to fund urgently needed repairs but the latest plan estimates about 22 percent will go toward such projects. (Ashly McGlone)

9. Mayor’s Office Becomes a Development Partner in Southeastern San Diego
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. (Andrew Keatts)

10. Border Report: What’s That Wall Really Going to Cost?
The border wall gets a price tag. Plus, Tijuana makes more travel news, a new border TV show and a suspicious fire at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana. (Enrique Limón)

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