La Costa Canyon High School
La Costa Canyon High School / Photo by Adriana Heldiz

1. She Was 17. He Was Her 46-Year-Old Teacher. Despite Warning Signs, He Stayed in the Classroom for Years

A former La Costa Canyon High student says that during her senior year, she had a months-long sexual relationship with one of her teachers. The school investigated the teacher at the time, but came up short. When she finally went to the police, six years later, it was too late to build a case. The story of how their connection developed sheds light on how these kinds of abusive sexual relationships can grow in schools. (Ashly McGlone)

2. Republicans Choose Odd Target to Blame for Painful Deportations: California

Several local Republican politicians have claimed SB 54 has prompted federal agents to arrest non-criminals, tearing them from their jobs and families. The problem is that none of it is true. (Scott Lewis)

3. Politics Report: Dems Face Fire for Stephan Support

The Real Justice super PAC, which supports Genevieve Jones-Wright for district attorney, turned its fire not just on her rival, Summer Stephan, but also on Democrats supporting Stephan — specifically Rep. Juan Vargas and San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott. (Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts)

4. Opinion: Stop Calling Us NIMBYs

Debates over housing development should be fair fights. Instead, officials throughout San Diego County have portrayed opposition to their plans as a “syndrome” and dismissed legitimate concerns from neighborhoods as thinly disguised prejudice. (James LaMattery)

5. SDPD Shares Its License Plate Database With Border Patrol — and Hundreds of Other Agencies

The San Diego Police Department initially told Voice of San Diego it had no control over who can see its massive database that tracks where cars go in the region. But it later conceded that it has broad leeway over who can access the data, and that it has not elected to limit that access. Agencies that can see the data range from Border Patrol to tiny local police departments across the country. (Andrew Keatts)

6. Lori Saldaña Is a Fighter — But Dems Are Split on Whether That’s a Good Thing

Supporters appreciate county supervisor candidate Lori Saldaña’s willingness to push policies she believes in even if they’re unpopular. But others within Saldaña’s own party say her combativeness has pitted her against likely allies and distracted from the causes she champions. (Lisa Halverstadt)

7. SDSU Professor Has Racked Up Disturbing Complaints From Students

Patrick Walders, director of choral studies at SDSU, is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation related to an allegation that he had a sexual relationship with one of his students. Over the past several months, former coworkers and students of Walders have come forward to share stories of how they say he wields his influence in inappropriate ways. (Kinsee Morlan)

8. Culture Report: San Diego Author’s Debut Novel Is Lit

San Diego Theatres is looking for a permanent CEO, you can watch sci-fi movies with a scientist at the San Diego Natural History Museum and more in our weekly digest of the region’s arts and culture news. (Kinsee Morlan)

9. The City’s Two Paths to Clean Power

If the city creates its own power utility, that agency would likely buy power from the energy market at first, and eventually build its own projects to generate power. Or, the city could stick with SDG&E — but it’s less clear how the company would transition to clean power sources. (Ry Rivard)

10. Good Schools for All: ‘I Found a Way to Keep Reporting’

Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn look back at some of education reporter Mario Koran’s most impactful work. (Adriana Heldiz)

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