Got a little free time this weekend? Check out our mixtape of interesting stories we’ve read recently on the San Diego region or relevant issues, and make sure to send me a link to stories you’re reading for next week’s list.

Here are this week’s picks:

• Andrew Donohue, editor, tweeted about “The Real CSI“:

This @frontlinepbs/@propublica piece radically altered my understanding of — and faith in — our justice system.

— Andrew Donohue (@AndrewDonohue) April 18, 2012

Bonus Donohue! He also recommended “Announcing the Launch of “Tijuana Sí!” Our New Column Focusing on Baja California’s Food Scene!“: “The Baja food movement has officially become a craze.”

• Liam Dillon, City Hall reporter, tweeted about “Experts Expound“:

State political experts with some takes on @NathanFletcher‘s defection.

— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) April 17, 2012

• Me on “If Walmart Were a City“:

Just how big is Walmart (which was in the news here this week)? The Atlantic Cities highlights a graphic from Mother Jones that looks at the sheer size of the company.

• Reader Sam Ollinger on “The Crisis in American Walking“:

I’m not a linguist but I’m fascinated at how word choices influence us. Tom Vanderbilt wrote a phenomenal book, Traffic, that I heard Rahm Emanuel recommend on a CSPAN talk a few years ago and it was the beginning on how I began to really look at our urban environment. I then began to realize how so much of what we currently experience has been a massive social engineering effort that now is so effective that very few of us realize how pervasive and encompassing the effort has been to date.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. You can contact her directly at 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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