After years of broken promises and reluctance from some City Council members, the city put two more firefighters in Encanto. Early results are encouraging and more good news is on the way.

A top Fire-Rescue official weighs in on why the highest risk for delayed responses happens in some of the poorest and brownest areas of the city.

How response times are calculated, why CPR matters, the neighborhoods most at risk and more.

Statement: “We’ve had alcohol-free beaches for
three summers. What has changed in the beach areas? Alcohol-related
crime is down,” Willis Allen, whose family owns the Crystal Pier
Hotel and Cottages, and Monica Green, a longtime resident of
Pacific Beach, wrote in an editorial published by the Union-Tribune
June 24. Determination: Mostly True.