These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of June 4-June 10.

1. The Engaged Voter’s Guide to the 2016 Primary
Here’s a brief guide to help you know where the candidates stand come Election Day. We’ve included links to stories we’ve done on each race and candidate, op-eds they have written and appearances they’ve made on our podcasts. (Andrew Keatts)

2. Every Piece of Public Art in San Diego, Mapped
One thing the map makes clear: Public art is hardly distributed equally throughout the city. (Kinsee Morlan)

3. Poway Unified Paid a Financial Firm Double the Contract Amount in Half the Time
Poway Unified staff now say the $625,000 fee cap on a five-year deal with Dolinka Group was actually an annual amount, so the board really approved a $3.1 million contract in February 2014. (Ashly McGlone)

4. The Mayor Wins and the Faulconer Doctrine Gets Voter Validation
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has sketched a clear doctrine for running San Diego. Now he has a mandate and the chance to shape the city forever, but will he? (Scott Lewis)

5. Chargers Plan Opponents Pick a Name and Start Fundraising
A new committee called “No Downtown Stadium – Jobs and Streets First” is getting ready to launch a political campaign against the Chargers ballot measure. (Scott Lewis)

6. Overlooked by Insiders, Mara Elliott Emerges in City Attorney Race
Mara Elliott beat three Democratic rivals to advance to a November runoff against Deputy District Attorney Robert Hickey, the Republican candidate. (Andrew Keatts)

7. San Diego’s Public Art Isn’t Very Public
San Diego’s public art ends up in weird and not-so-public locations based on the way the city pays for new pieces. (Kinsee Morlan)

8. How Bry’s (Likely) Win Will Shake Up the Council and City Politics
Bry’s win would protect a Democratic majority on the City Council and perhaps lead to a much stronger rivalry between the Council and the mayor. It also has people talking about whether conventional wisdom about how well Democrats can do in primary elections still holds up. (Andrew Keatts)

9. Three Reasons Chris Ward Is the Next D3 Councilman
Like others before him, the next District 3 city councilman will be gay and possess strong progressive bona fides. (Lisa Halverstadt)

10. Charters and Teachers Union Heat Up Normally Quiet County Board of Education Races
The next board will choose a new superintendent, and continue to play a role in which charter schools are allowed to operate in the county. (Mario Koran)

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