These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of June 11-June 17.

1. Three Myths About San Diego’s Homeless Population
We’ve all heard tales of the homeless migrating to San Diego or heard someone suggest most homeless people don’t want to leave the streets. None of that is entirely true. (Lisa Halverstadt)

2. All-Star Game Prompted Rocks to Deter Homeless Encampments, Emails Show
City officials said anti-homeless rocks were installed at the request of Sherman Heights residents. Emails show they were added as part of preparations for the All-Star Game at Petco Park. (Kelly Davis)

3. District PIO Drops a Joke on Us We Aren’t Taking
The chief spokesman of San Diego Unified School District made a joke, twice, that we couldn’t laugh off. (Scott Lewis and Sara Libby)

4. 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)

5. Yes, Short-Term Vacation Rentals Are Hurting San Diego
Entire-home short-term vacation rentals have become a very real and serious problem in San Diego and elsewhere. Short-term vacation rentals are affecting affordable housing here and in other cities. (Tom Coat)

6. Alvarez Rips City for Blaming Anti-Homelessness Rocks on Sherman Heights
Councilman David Alvarez is demanding an apology to Sherman Heights residents after emails showed the city installed jagged rocks under an overpass to deter homeless encampments in preparation for the All-Star Game, not in response to resident complaints, as city workers had claimed. (Kelly Davis)

7. 911 Explained: Why Uber Can Find You But Maybe Not 911
The 911 system is struggling to keep up with technological change. (Randy Dotinga)

8. The Old Central Library’s Next Chapter is Still Being Written
City officials are finally deciding what’s next for the old central library, an iconic building that’s sat empty since its replacement opened in 2013. (Kinsee Morlan)

9. Poway Unified Is Actively Looking for a New Superintendent
The district posted an advertisement seeking interim superintendent candidates on Wednesday after board members met in private to discuss Superintendent John Collins. Collins has been on paid leave since April 25. (Ashly McGlone)

10. San Diego Explained: San Diego’s Avocado Boom and Bust
After booming in the 1970s, San Diego’s avocado industry has fallen on tough times lately. Why? Water rates. (Kinsee Morlan)

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