Top Stories – Aug. 15-21

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Top Stories – Aug. 15-21

These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Aug. 15-21.

These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Aug. 15-21.

1. Developer Won’t Take No for an Answer on Massive Lilac Hills Ranch Project
Fire officials and county staffers have spoken out against Lilac Hills Ranch. But developer Accretive Investments keeps moving forward. (Andrew Keatts and Maya Srikrishnan)

2. The Deal With All Those Other Comic-Cons
Many other comics and pop culture conventions have cropped up since Comic-Con debuted in 1970 but Comic-Con’s managed to maintain its prestige. (Lisa Halverstadt)

3. Footage Witness: SDPD Officer Shot Unarmed Man ‘Hastily’ and With No Provocation
An SDPD officer’s killing of an unarmed man in April was unprovoked, according to a sworn statement from someone who viewed footage of the incident. (Liam Dillon)

4. City Clears a Path for Airbnb
City staffers released draft recommendations Wednesday for an ordinance that would allow some short-term renting through sites like Airbnb in San Diego. (Lisa Halverstadt)

5. San Diego Unified Uses Facial Recognition Software, Too
San Diego Unified, which has its own police force, uses facial recognition software, but says so far it's only been used on adults. (Mario Koran)

6. The Good, the Bad and the Weird of My Summer Crossing the Border
I grew up in Kentucky and go to school in North Carolina. So spending a summer crossing from Tijuana, Mexico into San Diego for my internship at Voice of San Diego was a new, nerve-wracking, occasionally delightful trip. (Zoe Schaver)

7. We’re Suing for the Police Shooting Video
The security camera footage that captured the police shooting of an unarmed, mentally ill man, is being held under a protective order in federal court. (Liam Dillon)

8. Developer and County May Seize Private Property for Lilac Hills Project
San Diego County officials could use their eminent domain power to take private property from neighbors of Lilac Hills Ranch to make way for project. (Andrew Keatts and Maya Srikrishnan)

9. 8 Facts That Explain SDG&E’s Complicated Relationship With Rooftop Solar
The dynamics of rooftop solar and its growth in the region pit San Diego Gas & Electric and solar supporters against each another. (Lisa Halverstadt)

10. How Lilac Hills Ranch Got This Far
The developer of the project has clashed with community members and local agencies. Yet county planners have recommended Lilac Hills Ranch be approved. (Andrew Keatts and Maya Srikrishnan)

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