We’ve got another mixtape of interesting stories for your weekend.

Want to recommend a story too? Send me a link to an intriguing news article you’ve read recently about San Diego or how other cities are grappling with the kinds of issues we have here. Make sure to tell me why you read it or recommend it.

Here are this week’s picks:

• Scott Lewis, CEO, on “Housing Affordability Is a Supply Side Issue“:

Speaks directly to my latest affordable housing post.

• Liam Dillon, City Hall reporter, on “San Jose softens pension proposal“:

This one shows the difficulties cities are having putting together radical pension reform measures that are legal.

Bonus Dillon! He recommended “California Republicans seek roster of statewide candidates” too:

This story says state Republicans are counting on Nathan Fletcher as a standard bearer for the party. It will be interesting to see if they put their money where their hopes are in the mayor’s race, particularly against two top-tier Republicans.

• Will Carless, investigative reporter, tweeted about “City Teacher Data Reports Are Released“:

What’s going on w teacher assessment in New York is fascinating. Follow the drama here: nyti.ms/vZEBOe

— Will Carless (@willcarless) February 24, 2012

• Me on “Get Your Kitchen Out of My Parking Space!“:

I’ve been really interested in the rise of food trucks. This Matt Yglesias post at Slate looks at some of the different regulations cities have for them and what a bill introduced in California would do.

• Reader Richard Winkler on “The Great Oasis“:

So Cal is a desert and there are some ideas in this that we could try here.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at voiceofsandiego.org. You can contact her directly at dagny.salas@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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