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Roundtable: Wildfire Readiness For The Underserved

National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis speaks on Listos California, the new plan to keep at-risk communities up-to-date with critical emergency information, Sept. 8, 2020.
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National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis speaks on Listos California, the new plan to keep at-risk communities up-to-date with critical emergency information, Sept. 8, 2020.
The outreach campaign to connect with underserved communities for wildfire and emergency readiness, new data shows many California cities are becoming more segregated and the rise of abusive fan behavior in sports.

Disaster Outreach For The Underserved

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During a week in which Governor Newsom and others from the West met with President Biden on wildfire strategy, the state is conducting outreach to underserved communities. Listos California talked with CBS 8 reporter Abbie Alford about its goal to meet people where they are and in a variety of accessible formats from social media to face-to-face interaction. California is dealing with drought conditions that elevate the risk for destructive wildfires this summer.

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California’s Segregated Cities

A 30 year analysis of residential demographics show many U.S. metro areas are becoming more segregated. The research shows San Diego is among the metro areas where this issue has worsened. Beyond demographic representation, these trends also show uneven results in health, income and education with segregated communities of color having worse outcomes. LA Times staff writer Hayley Smith joins us to talk about the findings.

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Fan Behavior Crossing The Line In Sports

From a Padres outfielder being profanely heckled to the tortilla incident at Coronado High School, unruly fan behavior seems to be having a moment in sports of all levels. San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Charles Clark recently tackled this issue when the NBA was going through its own troubles. He joins us to talk about why this is happening and what it says about our common respect.

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