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These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of July 1-July 8.
1. McKinley Elementary’s Transformation Mirrors a Changing Neighborhood
It’s hard to believe that just 10 years ago, McKinley was the school the neighborhood parents avoided. The McKinley of today has an engaged parent community and has to turn away many folks from outside the neighborhood. (Mario Koran)
2. Authorities Can’t Force the Homeless Off the Street. Here’s What They Can Do.
Homelessness itself may not be a crime, but common elements of it can be. (Lisa Halverstadt)
3. Sacramento Report: Porn Initiative ‘Degrades Our Work’
An adult film star on a ballot measure requiring condoms in porn, the ballot grows ever longer, a push to cover homelessness goes statewide and more in our weekly roundup of news from the Capitol. (Sara Libby)
4. When it Comes to Rising Sea Levels, Coronado Is Treading Water
Coronado’s city leadership acknowledges it could be facing dire circumstances. It also acknowledges that thus far, it has taken no steps to plan for such outcomes. (Ry Rivard and Maya Srikrishnan)
5. The Big Questions on Balboa Park’s Big Day
Here’s a look at the questions that still remain about the plans Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday. (Lisa Halverstadt)
6. What’s Behind the Street Feedings Frenzy
The argument in favor of offering free food to the homeless is obvious: Homeless people are people, and people need to eat. Those who believe the feedings hurt more than they help tend to fall into two camps: Those who believe offering food can deter homeless people from seeking other services, and those who believe the feedings actually attract more homeless people to the area. (Lisa Halverstadt)
7. Border Report: More Confrontations Between Taxi and Uber Drivers
Migrants from around the world are stuck in limbo at the border, Tijuana had a violent first half of 2016, Brexit rears its head in Mexico and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border. (Brooke Binkowski)
8. With Doomsday in Mind, California Officials Are Ceding Water to Arizona, Nevada
California representatives have offered to forgo up to 8 percent of the state’s Colorado River water, if things get bad enough. The worry is cuts would be worse later if California doesn’t play ball with Arizona now. (Ry Rivard)
9. Opinion: San Diego Water Authority Is Pretending the Drought Is Over; It’s Not
Without mandatory conservation, San Diego is positioning itself to fall back into the same short-sighted planning that built the state’s drought inadequacies in the first place. (Tracie Barham)
10. Why San Diego Isn’t at the Table for Doomsday Colorado River Water Talks
The issue of the San Diego County Water Authority’s “negativity” makes clear the tensions within the California water world. (Ry Rivard)