These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Oct. 8-14.

1. The Ultimate Guide to the Local Ballot Measures
Can’t tell Measure E from Measure L? We’ve got you covered. (Voice of San Diego)

2. Minus the Bubble, San Diego Homes Are at Their Most Expensive Ever
A good approach to measuring the “expensiveness” of San Diego housing is to compare home prices with local rents and incomes, which together encompass the most important drivers of home prices. This shows homes to be unusually pricey right now, though nowhere near levels reached during the bubble. (Rich Toscano)

3. Opinion: San Diego Needs Infrastructure, Not a Stadium
Real leadership sometime means saying no to your friends – be they environmental groups, like those that support the Citizens Initiative, or businesses like the Chargers – and instead standing up for all San Diegans. (Ricardo Flores)

4. Opinion: The Chargers Should Look a Bit Harder at That Minnesota Stadium Deal They’re Touting
In several critical respects, the Vikings went in the exact opposite direction of Chargers owner Dean Spanos to get a new stadium built. Had Spanos followed their template, Measure C might have emerged as something semi-plausible instead of the taxpayer nightmare now on the ballot. (Tim O’Reiley)

5. Would-Be Marijuana Farmers Could Find Growing Pains in San Diego
If California voters approve Prop. 64, which legalizes recreational marijuana, San Diego has plenty of land, enough water and experienced farmers who are looking for new crops. There are regulatory obstacles to San Diego growers, though. (Ry Rivard)

6. Almost 10 Years Since Massive Rebuild, Lincoln High Is Crippled by Chaos, Anger and Empty Classrooms
Almost 10 years since Lincoln High reopened with a gleaming $129 million campus, the school is spinning. Leaders come and go, each bringing new reforms. Rows of classrooms sit empty. To understand where Lincoln is headed, it helps to understand how it got here. (Mario Koran)

7. The Story Behind the Conflicting Convadium Predictions
If the Chargers’ predictions come true, the convadium would generate about $127 million in new hotel tax revenue over 10 years to help pay for the project. But a tourism-backed study estimates the project would bring in just $34 million during the same period. The story behind those opposing realities is revealing. (Lisa Halverstadt)

8. Opinion: Don’t Let the Small-Town Undertakers Send the Chargers Packing
Measure C provides the scale and financial wherewithal to finally complete a long-held vision for downtown, including cleaning up and relocating the bus yard, and will do it in our lifetime. (Fred Maas)

9. A Quick and Easy Guide to School Choice in San Diego
The window to take advantage of San Diego Unified’s school choice program just got much smaller. Interested parents will want to jump in quickly. (Mario Koran)

10. Opinion: Only One of the Big Local Tax Measures on Your Ballot Is Worth Supporting
When you’re casting your ballot on Election Day, make sure you are voting for measures that invest your tax dollars wisely and opposing measures that cost too much, carry too much risk and benefit a special interest. (Haney Hong and Megan Couch)

Tristan Loper

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