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These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Mar. 5-Mar. 11.
1. Attorneys Flee Go-To Schools Lawyer’s Firm as His Hold on Education Market Slips
Attorney Dan Shinoff has managed to corner the school legal market in town for decades. But things are changing. (Ashly McGlone)
2. 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)
3. East Village Developers Say an East Village Stadium Would Ruin East Village
A few dozen architects, developers and urban planners have banded together to reframe what they say is an unbalanced conversation on the East Village. (Andrew Keatts)
4. Years of Defying State Affordable Housing Law Gets Encinitas Sued, Again
Encinitas has spent years finding ways around a law that lets developers bypass certain restrictions if they include affordable housing in their projects. (Maya Srikrishnan)
5. Lessons From My Scary Encounter With an MTS Officer
My experience with an angry MTS officer who kicked me off the trolley taught me a lesson about investigative journalism. My encounter should teach MTS a lesson, too. (Lina Chankar)
6. That Innovative Plan to Build a Convadium Will Kill Actual Innovation
San Diego can either decide to help East Village on its current path of transforming into an innovative, economic district or it can bend to the will of billionaires. (Bill Evans)
7. 2-1-1 San Diego Wants to Become a Nerve Center for Nonprofits
211, a service that connects those in need with social service agencies, has exploded over the last decade, and it’s now looking to expand its reach even further. (Lisa Halverstadt)
8. 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)
9. 3 Cases That Help Explain Local Schools Attorney’s Current Troubles
In San Ysidro and elsewhere, attorney Dan Shinoff has left behind big legal bills and questions about his ethics and the quality of his work. (Ashly McGlone)
10. Rebuild San Diego Robs Peter (Public Safety) to Pay Paul (Infrastructure)
Rebuild San Diego effectively creates a limit on future spending increases for all non-infrastructure services, such as public safety. (Murtaza H. Baxamusa)