Kevin Ferguson Producer/ Reporter, Off-Ramp

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Kevin Ferguson produces and reports for KPCC's Off-Ramp.

Born in Long Beach, California, Kevin graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish. Before joining KPCC, Kevin worked for Marketplace and the District Weekly, a Long Beach magazine. He's also covered music, art and news for OC Weekly, LA Record, Arthur Magazine, and Riviera.


Stories by Kevin Ferguson

Why does the LADWP building have a giant reflecting pool?

As it turns out, the 1.2 million gallon reflecting pool that surrounds LADWP headquarters is more drought-friendly than it appears.

The story behind Glassell Park's namesake family, LA pioneers

There's L.A.'s Glassell Park, near Mount Washington; there's Glassell Street, in Orange. So, who or what was Glassell?

Once a year, residents of a West Adams cemetery come to life

On Sept. 27, the West Adams Heritage Association hosts its annual Living History Tour of Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, where hundreds of historic figures are buried.

What does a defunct amusement park sound like?

One music collector discovered the sound effects and narration recorded for Pacific Ocean Park, an ambitious seaside amusement park that lasted just nine years.

The mattress experiment is over... for now

KPCC's Molly Peterson and Kevin Ferguson left a mattress on the curb with a GPS tracker in it. Four days later, it got picked up. Where did it go?

Former Weezer bass player releases first album in 15 years

Matt Sharp's synth-heavy solo project, The Rentals, is back again with a new album featuring contributions from members of the Black Keys, Lucius, and Ozma.

Since you asked, here's Off-Ramp's theme music

We get questions from listeners just about every week and by far the most common one we get is: what’s your theme song?

Here's why we're putting a GPS tracker in a mattress (updated)

Will it go to a landfill? An unlicensed refurbish? The house of a person who really, really wants a mattress? We'll have that here, and more updates.

He went from sleeping on Skid Row to running the Midnight Mission

Since 1974, Clancy Imislund has been the managing director for Skid Row's Midnight Mission. But in 1958, Imislund was homeless, jobless and too sick to sell a pint of blood.

What the Natural History Museum can teach us about Drought

Now that drought and water is the minds of nearly every Angeleno, what can LA's history with water teach us today?

Is this the person killing the peacocks of Palos Verdes?

On July 9, an eyewitness saw a white male in his 50s or 60s fire a pellet gun at a peacock from a Mercedes, killing the bird.

@HiddenCash agrees to pay for damages to Whittier park trashed in money hunt

The city's William Penn Park suffered $5,000 in damage after followers scoured the park on a scavenger hunt for free money.

Reformed mobster Vince Ciacci now cuts hair in Brentwood

He was shoplifting from toy stores at 12, snatching purses at 15, and by the time he'd grown up he was robbing stores and dealing drugs.

Recipe: If you grill your hamburger, you're doing it wrong

The L.A. Times' Russ Parsons says that while convivial and a summer favorite, the grill is too uneven and prone to flare-ups. Use a cast iron skillet or griddle.

Joan Baez: Don't talk during my concerts!

Baez is performing July 3 at the Greek Theatre in Los Feliz and in anticipation of her show, Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson got her on the phone.