These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Feb. 20-Feb. 26.

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 New Battle Between the Mayor and Chargers Opens
The Chargers announced support of the so-called Citizens Plan to increase the hotel-room tax and block the mayor’s preferred Convention Center expansion. (Scott Lewis)

3. The Biggest Challenges Facing Balboa Park
San Diego’s prized park faces significant challenges, from the drought to unfulfilled plans and parking woes. (Lisa Halverstadt)

4. ‘You Would Have to Be a Complete Idiot to Be Openly Pro-Development’
All three candidates running for the County Board of Supervisors’ District 3 seat say new development must be restricted. (Maya Srikrishnan)

5. 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)

6. Anderson Drops Out of Supervisor Race, Dodging Campaign Finance Restrictions
State Sen. Joel Anderson is dropping his bid to unseat fellow Republican Diane Jacob for county supervisor. (Andrew Keatts)

7. 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)

8. The Genius of – and the Problem With – the Briggs Hotel-Tax Overhaul
A new measure being pushed by Cory Briggs and Donna Frye would remake downtown and the city’s hotel-room tax system unlike any proposal in the last decade. (Scott Lewis)

9. 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)

10. Lincoln High Might Open Its Campus to Separate Charter School
The school district has offered to let Arroyo Paseo Charter High School occupy five classrooms on Lincoln High’s campus starting next year. (Mario Koran)

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