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These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of March 9-16.
In a little-noticed statement, the San Diego leader of the Border Patrol tried to explain what was wrong with California’s new laws restricting what local law enforcement could do to cooperate with federal immigration agents. He also said long-standing task forces and joint operations have fallen apart. (Maya Srikrishnan)
State officials are poised to demand San Diego County build a lot more housing. Local leaders are already listing all the reasons it’ll be difficult. (Lisa Halverstadt)
Middle-class Mexicans and Americans living in Tijuana are buying legal pot in California and taking it to Mexico. The culture of legalization, slowly but surely, may be spreading south of the border now, too. (Maya Srikrishnan)
A special education student was sexually assaulted by a classmate at Lincoln High. The victim’s mother says she wasn’t given the full story right away. The school’s response tormented a teacher at the school. (Mario Koran)
The Working Families Council, a coalition of labor unions formed as a breakaway from the Labor Council, is facing a crisis as it prepares to announce support for Lori Saldaña for supervisor. Plus, DeMaio’s out, and the left has taken aim at influential but overlooked agencies throughout the county. (Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts)
Voice of San Diego is seeking substantiated complaints against public school employees accused of sexual misconduct. Some local school districts are fighting to keep the records secret. Others want to make them public but are facing legal actions from employees and unions who don’t want to see that happen. (Ashly McGlone)
On this week’s episode, Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts and NBC 7’s Monica Dean break down the recent bike sharing craze that has dominated the city. (Adriana Heldiz)
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher is proposing legislation to put the agency that oversees the airport back under the port’s umbrella. She said it was separated to pursue a new location and its independence cripples transit planning. The agency’s chairwoman says it has gotten a lot done and there’s more planned. (Andrew Keatts)
A teacher accused by 14 students of inappropriate touching and other behavior at the end of last school year returned to the classroom this year after a stern reprimand — then another student complained about his behavior. (Ashly McGlone)
El experimento de la legalización de la mariguana en California está teniendo un impacto en un lugar inesperado: México. (Maya Srikrishnan)