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. How Predatory Teachers Stay on the Job

Settlements that forbid victims from speaking out. Poor record-keeping. Inconsistent policies. Union protections, costly litigation, disbelief. Records from districts across San Diego — as well as powerful accounts from students, parents and educators — shed light on some of the factors that help public school employees accused of sexual harassment and misconduct evade accountability, even when administrators or investigators decide that student complaints are credible. (Ashly McGlone)

3. Fiery DA Debate Reveals Stephan’s Two Arguments Against Her Rival

In a heated public forum, Summer Stephan laid out two very different arguments about her opponent in the district attorney’s race, Geneviéve Jones-Wright. Those arguments are either contradictory, or the perfect trap. (Scott Lewis)

4. Opinion: Students Deserve Equal Access to Veteran Educators

Students are unlikely to have access to an experienced teacher for consecutive years. Many teachers quit early in their career and consequently, schools are scarce of seniority. Unsurprisingly, low-income communities are hit the hardest. (Andres Perez)

5. Opinion: Even Independent Sex Workers Rarely Enter the Industry Voluntarily

After working with human trafficking survivors for the past five years, first as a mentor and now as their attorney, I have yet to meet a former sex worker who freely chose that work without anyone exploiting a vulnerability to get them into it. (Jamie Quient)

6. Politics Report: Money, Money, Money, Money

Convention center ballot measure money is going to communications pros, union money is going to supes candidates and Soros money finally hits the race for DA. A DA candidate vows never to seek the death penalty. (Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis)

7. ‘The Narcan Lady’ Is on a One-Woman Mission to Distribute the Overdose-Reversal Drug

Naloxone is a controversial drug that can reverse an overdose. Critics say drug users are pushing the limits with opioids, taking even more than they would otherwise because they know they have naloxone nearby to revive them. But Beth Herman, a retired nurse, believes it’s a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. So she hands it out herself. (Kinsee Morlan)

8. North County Report: Encinitas Residents Suing to Stop Bike Lane

Video surfaces of deputies roughing up suspects in Vista, Escondido is working with the homeless to reduce their population in a park and more in our weekly roundup of North County news. (Ruarri Serpa)

9. Environment Report: Water Authority’s Gripes Range From Major to Petty

Sempra CEO on the denial of its bid to build a new gas pipeline, an upcoming vote on solar rooftop mandates and more in our biweekly roundup of environmental news. (Ry Rivard)

10. With No Long-Term Homelessness Plan Set, the City Again Moves to Fund Temporary Solutions

The city plans to again dip into funds for permanent housing in order to cover temporary shelter costs. The fund-shuffling drives home the absence of a broader strategy to house more homeless San Diegans. (Lisa Halverstadt)

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