Dive into our latest compilation of fascinating stories related to the San Diego region and the issues facing it. And make sure to share with me what you’re reading too and why — I’ll add it to next week’s list!

Here are this week’s picks:

• Scott Lewis, CEO, on “The @CoryBooker Guide To Twitter“:

It’s a great dissection of what a politician can do with Twitter if he or she tried.

• Rob Davis, senior reporter, tweeted about “Copper Pollution in San Diego Bay“:

Nice piece from @bledsoeNBC & @dagmarNBC puts a face on story re: boat pollution in SD Bay. nbcsandiego.com/video/#!/on-ai… Bkgd: voiceofsandiego.org/environment/mu…

— Rob Davis (@robwdavis) May 16, 2012

Watch the video below:

View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com.

• Will Carless, investigative reporter, tweeted about “Why Jerry Brown’s Bid to Fix California’s Budget Isn’t Working“:

If you read one story on California’s budget mess, it should be this one: bit.ly/KZ6O6G

— Will Carless (@willcarless) May 15, 2012

Bonus Carless! He also recommended “Meet the ‘worst’ 8th grade math teacher in NYC“:

The Washington Post features a fascinating blog post on New York’s “worst” 8th grade math teacher. The post illustrates the shortfalls of value-added testing, a method of grading teachers based on their students’ performance on standardized tests. I took an in-depth look at value-added testing and the broader issue of teacher evaluation in my story “Why San Diego Isn’t Joining the Teacher Evaluation Revolution.”

• Me on “Facebook a windfall, not a solution, for California“:

With Facebook’s IPO today, I was curious what it could mean for California’s finances. The L.A. Times has a quick look.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. 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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