These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Feb. 13-Feb. 19.

1. Officers Violently Arrested a Man for Trespassing at MTS — Except He Worked There
MTS officers arrested Allen Koka in a violent encounter even after a supervisor confirmed he worked there. (Andrew Keatts and Ry Rivard)

2. 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 )

3. The Challenges of Taking Horton Plaza from Fortress to Forum
Through a public-private partnership, the city and Westfield plan to open the new Horton Plaza Park and want to eventually hold over 200 events a year there. (Kinsee Morlan)

4. Opinion: Republicans Will Win Council Majority – and Redistricting Is Why
The outcome of this year’s San Diego City Council elections was largely predetermined five years ago. (Vladimir Kogan)

5. Dueling SANDAG Proposals Pit Transit Against Local Infrastructure
SANDAG released two proposals for how it might spend $18 billion. One favors fixing local infrastructure; the other has more transit projects. (Andrew Keatts)

6. Balboa Park Conservancy Struggling to Deliver on Its Signature Project
The Balboa Park Conservancy’s efforts to upgrade Balboa Park’s Botanical Building have yet to draw the big checks it’s seeking. (Lisa Halverstadt)

7. 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)

8. Opinion: More Density in North Park, Please
A denser North Park would mean a greater variety of small businesses so that we don’t have to go very far to get the things we want and need. (Dennis Stein)

9. 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)

10. San Diego Explained: MTS’s Quasi Police Force
On this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Andrew Keatts and NBC 7 San Diego’s Mark Mullen dive into the roles of MTS officers, the powers they have and the problems that have arisen under the current system. (Lina Chankar)

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