Kate Hutton

City of Los Angeles' Emergency Management Department

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Public information officer for the City of Los Angeles' Emergency Management Department and Staff seismologist at Caltech Seismological Laboratory

Kate Hutton on KCRW

After going offshore, Tropical Storm Harvey is now poised to return to Houston. Residents near two dams have been told to evacuate, as officials release water from them.

Why Houston wasn't prepared for Harvey, and what could happen in LA

After going offshore, Tropical Storm Harvey is now poised to return to Houston. Residents near two dams have been told to evacuate, as officials release water from them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Federal, state and local agencies are reminding home owners there's not much time until January, when massive storms are predicted from the El Niño condition in the Pacific Ocean.

It's "All Hands on Deck" for El Niño

Federal, state and local agencies are reminding home owners there's not much time until January, when massive storms are predicted from the El Niño condition in the Pacific Ocean.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Friday's  5.1 magnitude earthquake  was centered in northern Orange County and strong enough to cause a landslide, break water mains and damage buildings.

Another Reminder for Earthquake Country

Friday's 5.1 magnitude earthquake was centered in northern Orange County and strong enough to cause a landslide, break water mains and damage buildings.

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

Pasadena will be the first Southern California city to require its city employees to get vaccinated against COVID.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chuck Schumer unveiled a draft bill that would remove the plant from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge some federal cannabis-related criminal records.

from KCRW Features

A rise in violent crime in the City of Los Angeles, including homicides, is making for an ominous summer forecast.

from Greater LA

Two decades ago, California enacted a law to remove guns from people deemed too dangerous to be armed. But the measure, plagued by problems, has not achieved its promise.

from News Stories

Ken and Josh discuss Michael Avenatti’s decision to represent himself, the drama around Section 230, and the Tom Barrack indictment.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

When you see Governor Gavin Newsom’s name on the recall ballot this September 14, you won’t see the word Democrat alongside it.

from KCRW Features

The Long Beach Convention Center served as an emergency shelter for migrant children, and now it’s empty as all 1,538 kids are reunited with their families.

from KCRW Features

Project Roomkey, a statewide effort to place medically vulnerable unhoused people in hotel rooms during the pandemic, is scheduled to close at the end of September.

from Greater LA

Journalist Richard Silverstein has been sounding the alarm bells about the private surveillance spyware sold by Israel’s NSO for years.

from Scheer Intelligence