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Summer Stephan (seated) and Genevieve Jones-Wright took part in a public safety forum at Temple Emanu-El. / Photo by Scott Lewis

1. What the DA Candidates Really Mean When They Talk About Criminal Justice Reform

There’s one thing that would prevent Geneviéve Jones-Wright from enacting the kind of criminal justice reforms being pushed by other reform-minded DA candidates across the country: Many of them are already law in California. That creates a different baseline for the race to be San Diego’s next district attorney, a contest that has caught national attention for the stark contrast it presents between Jones-Wright and career prosecutor Summer Stephan. (Andrew Keatts)

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. San Diego’s Quake Risk Puts Us in the ‘Worst of Both Worlds’

Our danger level is high, a seismic expert says, but it’s overshadowed by our neighbors to the north. (Randy Dotinga)

4. 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)

5. After Mayoral Loss, Fletcher Built Up His Democratic Resume

County supervisor candidate Nathan Fletcher sought to bolster his Democratic bona fides and remain in the spotlight in the wake of a devastating 2013 mayor’s race loss. (Lisa Halverstadt)

6. Politics Report: Housing Policy — and a Hiccup — at SANDAG

SANDAG is figuring out how much housing the region needs as part of a feckless state program. (Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis)

7. North County Report: A Wave of Problems at Oceanside Harbor

Solana Beach’s energy program is not totally free of tax dollars, county supervisors may bundle development projects to get around state rules and more in our weekly roundup of North County news. (Ruarri Serpa)

8. Duncan Hunter’s New Take: Nothing Happened, No Mistake, Nothing

That’s a major reversal. Hunter has always denied knowingly misusing campaign funds, but he and people representing him have repeatedly defended the campaign spending in question by insisting it was just a mistake. (Sara Libby)

9. 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)

10. What We Learned This Week

The only thing more embarrassing than being home to an outbreak that caused people to literally die in the streets is to look back on such a tragedy and describe it with words like “success.” (Sara Libby)

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