Author: Marty Graham

Program cuts health costs by housing the homeless

Sixteen months after a coalition of San Diego nonprofit groups took the county’s most costly homeless people – highest consumers of ambulance rides, emergency room and police resources – and put them into permanent housing, the cost savings are adding up.

Clearing the air

Children in communities south of San Diego near the port and the traffic-choked border suffer higher rates of asthma than kids in other parts of the county. Is diesel pollution to blame?

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