Every week we like to round up interesting stories we’ve come across and share them with you.

Read something that’s stuck with you about San Diego, or other cities or communities? Share it and why you read it with me and you could see it here next week.

Here are our picks this week:

• Scott Lewis, CEO, on “$7 Billion Public-Private Plan in Chicago Aims to Fix Transit, Schools and Parks“:

cc: @omarpassons: RT @OtisWhite: Chicago mayor is announcing a huge infrastructure program. But how will it work? owl.li/9WXml

— Scott Lewis (@vosdscott) March 29, 2012

More from Lewis: “Something to watch. Big infrastructure spending with no tax hikes? How?”

• Rob Davis, senior reporter, on “Rhino Wars“:

This is an absolutely riveting piece that shines a very needed light on endangered species management and explains the forces behind the spike in poaching of African rhinos. Poachers, businessmen, snipers. Plus, there’s a picture of a rhino dangling upside down from a helicopter. You really couldn’t ask for more from an environmental story. Or any magazine piece for that matter.

• Liam Dillon, City Hall reporter, on “More municipalities betting on pension bonds to cover obligations“:

Red flags raised in @BobFilnerMayor‘s still-unreleased plan to borrow $ to pay pension debt. vosd.org/H9hKSR (via @latimes)

— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) March 27, 2012

• Me on “Are Privatized Public Libraries So Bad?“:

Changes in city services are something we’ve long looked at here. The Atlantic Cities examines what happened when Santa Clarita, Ca. privatized its library system.

• Reader Frank Smith on “Special Series: Local Governments Face Bankruptcy Quandary“:

Kinda wonky stuff but the first of four was by our own local Chris Reed. Not bad stuff.

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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