Spend part of your weekend curled up with our latest mixtape of interesting reads.

Want to showcase something you read too? Send me a link to an intriguing story about San Diego or how other regions facing similar issues are dealing with them and it could make it in next week’ list. Just make sure to mention why you read it or recommend it.

Here are this week’s reads:

• Andrew Donohue, editor, on “In revived Tijuana, a new calm delights and mystifies“:

The calm rebirth of Tijuana seems to be the storyline being picked up by countless national publications. The New Yorker and New York Times recently popped in, and now so does McClatchy.

Bonus Donohue! He also recommended “NPR Tackles ‘False Equivalence’“:

NPR has just released new guidelines for its journalists that are putting a lot of attention on one of my pet peeves in journalism — what Fallows calls “false equivalence” or, simpler, “he said, she said” journalism. I haven’t had a chance to read the actual guidelines yet, but plan to. We’ve taken our own stab at such guidelines, too — read them here.

• Will Carless, investigative reporter, on “The Great Capitol Capital Gains Debate“:

How much the state brings in next year in tax revenue will have a big effect on how much money is available to spend on education. But the governor’s projections for revenue next year are much more optimistic than the projections coming from an independent state analyst. KQED does a great job breaking down the issue here.

• Liam Dillon, City Hall reporter, on “Chicago Mayor Unveils Infrastructure Financing Trust“:

Interesting way Chicago is funding energy-efficient infrastructure. @BobFilner has talked this but w/ less specifics. vosd.org/A7hjQF

— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) March 2, 2012

Bonus Dillon! He also tweeted about “Q&A: Penn Law’s Skeel on RI pensions, bankruptcy and bonds“:

Great, easy to understand Q&A with Penn Law Prof. David Skeel on pensions and bankruptcy. (via @tednesi) vosd.org/xj0t79

— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) March 2, 2012

• Sandy Coronilla, investigative intern, on “California health insurers to raise average rates 8% to 14%“:

I’ve been researching employee health care benefits in California’s most populous public school systems, and in particular San Diego Unified. Here in San Diego, teachers don’t pay premiums for their health care. This story adds perspective by showing that health insurers are raising rates. We’ll have to wait and see whether the district continues to take on those extra costs or if they’re able to convince the teachers union to share in the pain.

• Me on “Ryan Lizza: What I Read“:

I always enjoy reading The Atlantic Wire’s Media Diet series — a look at how names in media, politics, the arts and more consume information. As a journalist, how and what people read fascinates me. Who, like me, has come to rely on Twitter for news? Who still reads the entire newspaper in print? In the latest edition, The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, who’s the magazine’s Washington correspondent, talks about some of the differences in what he read four years ago and now.

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

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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