Top Stories: July 7-14

These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of July 7-14.
1. San Diego Unified Has a Frustrating List of Issues, and the District Needs to Lean Into Them
San Diego Unified, under Superintendent Cindy Marten, has actually been consumed not with repairing its issues but with rejecting they exist. (Scott Lewis).
2. SANDAG Misinformed Voters on 2004 Tax Measure, Showing Pattern of Deceptiveness Returns at Least 13 Years.
SANDAG understood a year prior to the 2004 election that TransNet would not gather $14 billion, but it didn’t inform voters. This is now the 3rd circumstances where SANDAG either purposefully overstated just how much money it could collect to pay for transportation jobs, or downplayed how much projects would cost to complete. (Andrew Keatts).
3. Meet the Public Protector Who Wants to Be San Diego’s Top Prosecutor.

We Stand Up for You. Will You Defend Us?

Public defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright, in her career history and viewpoint, would alter direction from the law-and-order, tough-on-crime mindset that has actually dominated district lawyer races not just in San Diego, but around the country. (Andrew Keatts).
4. City States Plaza de Panama Overhaul Is Progressing, But Challengers Are Digging in.
The strategy to change Balboa Park’s core was expected to start this fall, but is now set for March 2018. The city insists it will occur, yet challengers are simply as confident in their efforts to thwart the strategy. (Lisa Halverstadt).
5. San Diego Might Provide Less expensive, Greener Energy Than SDG&E, Research study Reveals.
Anger constructs over Chinese Historical Museum director’s ouster, neighbors aren’t fans of the Observatory North Park, Suzie’s Farm calls it quits and more in our weekly roundup of the area’s arts and culture news. ( Ry Rivard).
6. Good friend of Murdered Mexican Journalist Sees Lessons in His Death.
Everard Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, was a pal and colleague of killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez C√°rdenas. In a comprehensive interview, Meade sketched a picture of the violence that’s consuming Mexico and talked about Valdez’s work and exactly what lessons it provides. (Mario Koran).
7. Even With Less Layoffs, Poor Schools Face More Disturbance.
San Diego Unified has stated the high variety of instructor retirements could suggest schools in wealthier communities may be impacted by the turnover simply as much as low-income schools. However even once layoff notices are rescinded, the process has a larger influence on low-income schools, which tend to have more junior employees. ( Maya Srikrishnan).
8. When the Civil War Came to San Diego.
Armed Union soldiers and Confederate wannabes took on here in 1861. (Randy Dotinga).
9. Border Report: ‘There’s No Expectation of Justice’.
There readies news and problem for children looking for sanctuary in the United States, California politicians on both sides of the aisle wade into border issues and more in our weekly roundup of news from the border. ( Brooke Binkowski).
10. SDG&E’s Power Relocations Have Warded off Energy Option Efforts Across San Diego.
Three times in the past Thirty Years, SDG&E has actually outmaneuvered local politicians planning to interfere with the company’s power monopoly. Now, SDG&E deals with another round of competitors from city governments throughout the county. ( Ry Rivard).
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