The Times podcast: The flooding in Pajaro, Calif. — and how it all could have been avoided

Browm water fills a car's interior.
Stranded cars sit along Salinas Road in Pajaro after a pair of powerful storms caused mass flooding.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

This year’s historic storms have hit communities of color like Pajaro, Calif., especially hard. It’s a recurring problem that could’ve been avoided entirely.


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Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times investigative reporter Susanne Rust

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