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These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Oct. 6-12.
San Diego Superior Court is no longer providing court reporters for family law proceedings, which means there is no verbatim, written record of the what happens in court. People involved in disputes can elect to pay for one themselves, which attorneys worry creates a two-tiered system. (Jonah Valdez)
In a video explainer, we lay out how the hepatitis A outbreak unfolded, local officials’ initially slow reaction to the spread of the virus and what they’re doing now to address the crisis. (Adriana Heldiz)
Parents and students in the San Diego Unified School District have until Nov. 13 to apply to schools within the district other than their neighborhood school. To help parents navigate their options, we’ve created a map of San Diego County schools, with crucial data about each, along with a quick and easy guide to San Diego Unified’s school choice system. (Scott Lewis)
The bill, inspired in part by VOSD’s investigation into SANDAG’s sales tax measures, shifts power at the agency toward San Diego and Chula Vista and away from smaller cities. (Andrew Keatts)
County public health officials have released only simple maps revealing clusters of a hepatitis A outbreak that’s sickened more than 480 people, citing privacy laws and other challenges. Without more specific location data from the county, cities are basing sanitation efforts on public complaints and areas where their homelesspopulations cluster. (Lisa Halverstadt)
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum fired its director in June without explanation, prompting a string of resignations. Now, a museum founder and one of its longtime champions have filed a lawsuit against many of the museum’s board of directors. (Kinsee Morlan)
County Supervisor Ron Roberts’ claim that the county does not and cannot spend money on city “facilities” is only valid if you also conclude Roberts was trying to con the NFL and desperate Chargers fans two years ago. (Scott Lewis)
Whether it’s because of eligibility requirements or space, many parents struggle to access before- and after-school programs. (Maya Srikrishnan)
Biology has a way of waking us up when we get complacent about sanitation and infrastructure. It certainly woke San Diego up. (Scott Lewis)
Councilman Chris Cate’s disclosure of a memo written by the city attorney was neither illegal nor improper. It is not a crime to do your job, to request and gather additional information in order to make an informed decision. (Tony Manolatos)