These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week.
San Diego voters will soon weigh in on the future of Mission Valley and a potentially game-changing approach to county elections, among other measures, and choose new state and local leaders, including county supervisors and City Council members. Here’s a guide to the races and issues we’ve covered.
From pot taxes to school bonds to the future of Mission Valley, San Diego voters have a lot of big decisions to make. Here’s a study guide. (Lisa Halverstadt)
Voters appeared to approve Measure G, which directs the city of San Diego to sell the land under and around SDCCU stadium to the university. The university will now face immense pressure to purchase the land and raise capital to develop a new stadium for its football program. (Scott Lewis)
A City Council incumbent has not lost in San Diego in 27 years. If current results hold, two fell Tuesday night. (Andrew Keatts)
San Diego State officials woke up Wednesday already feeling the pressure to deliver on a range of promises it, and its friends, have made to the community. Here are the top four we’ll be watching. (Scott Lewis and Ry Rivard)
San Diego once voted on a ballot measure about nudity on a local beach. Plus: why there’s never a Measure F and more.
Democrats are taking the 77th state Assembly District race, where Democrat Sunday Gover is challenging Republican Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, seriously. Though Maienschein has a massive campaign war chest and has supported Democratic priorities on occasion, local Dems say President Donald Trump makes Republicans in purple districts vulnerable. (Jesse Marx)
The sudden attention on migrant caravans, which aren’t new, leaves out much context about the purpose of the caravans, the conditions driving Central Americans north and what will happen to them as they continue the journey. Here’s what we know. (Maya Srikrishnan)
Nathan Fletcher was once left for dead after his second failed mayoral bid. Now that he’s won a seat on the County Board of Supervisors, he will be expected to help deliver victories for progressives looking to bolster their ranks on a county board long led by Republicans. (Lisa Halverstadt)
With their support rapidly declining, Measure E backers’ only hope is to take down both initiatives, which is why, two weeks out from Election Day, they’re focused on unfairly defaming one person, a campaign volunteer who has been a forward-thinking leader in our community for decades — Jack McGrory. (Juan Vargas)