These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Feb. 21-Mar. 4.

1. For a Stadium, the Chargers Will Have to Beat Hoteliers, Then Win Them Over
The team and its motley alliance hope to kill a decade’s worth of visitor industry policy. If successful, they will also somehow have to win hotel hearts. (Scott Lewis)

2. Several Years and $1 Billion Later, San Diego Schools Are Actually in Worse Shape
After two ballot propositions and $1 billion in spending, San Diego’s schools are in worse condition than they were eight years ago, according to new data. (Ashly McGlone)

3. Why the Chargers Can’t Avoid a Two-Thirds Vote
The plan being pushed by the Chargers claims to require only a simple majority rather than two-thirds voter approval. (April Boling)

4. North Park Had One Density Makeover, it Doesn’t Need Another
North Park became dramatically more dense with the demolition of single-family homes and the construction of Huffman-style apartments decades ago. The neighborhood doesn’t need a second round of increased density and further loss of irreplaceable historic resources. (Stephen Hon)

5. Fact Check: Desal Pro May Want to Acknowledge San Diego’s Weird Water Excess
A Poseidon official told Orange County residents that San Diego’s desalination deal hasn’t resulted in the county having too much water. (Ry Rivard)

6. Beware of Falling Trees and Other Lessons from San Diego’s Weird Weather
Local arborists and meteorologists say circumstances uniquely aligned one weekend last January to down more than 500 trees. It was a big loss for a city that’s been ramping up efforts to boost the local tree population. (Jennifer McEntee)

7. Want to Improve Public Transit? Prioritize Service Over Fare Enforcement
As much as I prefer using public transportation, it’s getting more difficult to like it. The reason boils down to two words: customer service. (Jim Stone)

8. Border Report: Cartels, Tunnels and an Abrupt Resignation in Tijuana
Tijuana’s police chief abruptly resigns, El Chapo’s wife gives a rare sitdown and Vice President Joe Biden apologizes to Mexican officials for Republicans’ rhetoric. (Enrique Limón)

9. What One Paseo Should Teach Us About Community Plans
If One Paseo taught us anything, it is that top-down community planning will not move our city forward. (Barbara Bry)

10. What the Fight at Lincoln High Reveals About the School’s Longstanding Tensions
A fight last week that left a police officer injured and at least one student facing charges has underscored existing tensions at Lincoln High. (Mario Koran and Rachel Evans)

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