These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of July 28-Aug. 4.

1. Body Cam Footage Shows SDPD Officer Gave False Testimony in Homeless Case

Body camera footage discovered by the city attorney’s office after a homeless man was convicted of an infraction shows a San Diego Police officer gave false testimony multiple times under oath. The city attorney’s office didn’t notify SDPD about the officer until contacted by Voice of San Diego. (Sara Libby)

2. Sheriff’s Department: Yes, We Called Border Patrol on Undocumented Couple; No, We Didn’t Violate Policy

Despite a Sheriff’s Department policy that prohibits deputies from stopping, detaining or questioning people for reasons related to immigration, deputies contacted U.S. Border Patrol during a traffic stop and held the couple until agents arrived on scene to detain them. (Mario Koran)

3. Investigators Reveal SANDAG Leaders Scurried to Hide and Delete Documents as Scandal Unfolded


We Stand Up for You. Will You Stand Up for Us?

An outside investigation commissioned by SANDAG details steps agency staff members took to keep information from the public as its forecasting scandal was beginning to unfold. (Andrew Keatts)

4. Everyone’s Welcome in Ocean Beach — Just Not Big Business

OB might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but everyone is welcome. Unless you’re Target. (Dallas McLaughlin)

5. Politics Roundup: Marijuana’s Still Messy and the Next Race for Mayor

Some politics stories to keep an eye on: what San Diego would lose by kicking immigration agents out of local jails, the names being floated for the next mayor’s race and the complexities of the growing green rush. (Scott Lewis)

6. Ex-Poway Supe Can No Longer Teach or Manage Schools

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing revoked ex-Poway superintendent John Collins’ teaching and administrator credentials effective July 23 due to “misconduct.”(Ashly McGlone)

7. SANDAG Staff Knew About 2004 Voter Deception But Didn’t Tell the Current Board

An internal document obtained by Voice of San Diego shows that SANDAG staffers offered SANDAG board members and the public explanations for its ongoing scandal that they knew were false or incomplete. It also shows the agency discussed how it had misled voters on a 2004 ballot measure but declined to tell the board or the public. (Andrew Keatts)

8. Officials Consider an Answer to the Homeless Question They Hear Most: Where Can People Go?

Amid rising street homelessness, San Diego leaders are increasingly talking about short-term places for homeless people to settle without the threat of being cited by police. (Lisa Halverstadt)

9. Culture Report: Inside the Mingei’s Plans to Open Up

Restaurateurs say they have new competition for funding, the border wall is a canvass once again, water main break floods artist studios in Little Italy and more in our weekly digest of the region’s arts and culture news. (Kinsee Morlan)

10. I Made it in San Diego: A Big Bet on Solar That Paid Off

In the latest episode of I Made it in San Diego, Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt sits down with Daniel Sullivan to talk about why he went all in on solar despite naysayers’ warnings. (Kinsee Morlan)

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    Written by Adriana Heldiz

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