These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Feb. 6-Feb. 12.

1. Once-Beloved Balboa Park Theater Is Now a Crumbling Eyesore
The Starlight Bowl, built for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition, now sits vacant and decaying. (Lisa Halverstadt)

2. San Diego’s Coffee Scene Is Having a Moment
In the last few years, San Diego’s seen a craft coffee explosion, and two local roasters recently landed on a prominent list of the best coffees of 2015. (Kinsee Morlan)

3. The Downtown Stadium Plan the Mayor Hates
If the Chargers want a stadium downtown, they may have to pursue it over the mayor’s opposition. That might happen. (Liam Dillon)

4. What the Marne Foster Search Warrant Reveals – and What Big Questions Remain
The unsealed search warrant finally answered some lingering questions about the saga surrounding the former school board trustee. (Mario Koran)

5. San Diego’s Oversupply of Water Reaches a New, Absurd Level
The San Diego County Water Authority has dumped a half billion gallons of costly drinking water into a lake near Chula Vista. (Ry Rivard)

6. YMCA Pulls Back on Jackie Robinson Pool, Chief Blames Marne Foster Scandal
Of all the consequences to befall San Diego city schools as a result of former trustee Marne Foster’s actions, a hit to the planned Pools for Schools initiative is perhaps the least expected. (Ashly McGlone)

7. Opinion: San Diego’s Film Commission Is Ripe for a Reboot
More than marketing and permit fees, bringing the film industry back to San Diego is about putting San Diegans to work in skilled positions that pay well. (Mike Harris)

8. Encinitas Tries to Salvage Failed Granny-Flat Experime
Encinitas tried to get creative in dealing with its housing affordability problem. It didn’t work. (Maya Srikrishnan)

9. Schools Trustee Pressured Superintendent to Pay for Son’s College
Unsealed documents show San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten knew then-trustee Marne Foster planned to submit a claim against the district. (Mario Koran)

10. Navy, Water Department Wary of Massive Fish Farm Project
The backers of a massive fish farm off the coast of San Diego are starting to get a sense of all the hurdles they’ll need to overcome to pull the project off. (Ry Rivard)

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