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

Celebrating 100 years of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits

100 years ago this week, the County of Los Angeles began digging up, researching and putting on display the fossils found inside the black, bubbly lake we now know as the La Brea Tar Pits.

After 2,500 years, the Cyrus Cylinder makes its LA debut

KPCC's Kevin Ferguson went to the Getty Villa in Malibu, where the ancient Cyrus Cylinder is on display now through December.

No, you can't buy tickets to see Breaking Bad at Hollywood Forever on Craigslist

With less than 72 hours before the world at east learns of Walter White's fate, Craigslist resellers have thrown their black pork pie hats into the ring.

The Proud Bird, historic LAX adjacent restaurant, to close

But now, the Torrance Daily Breeze reports that come November the restaurant will be shut its doors for good--a rent dispute is to blame.

Gil Garcetti celebrates Disney Hall's 10th birthday

Most everyone who sees Disney Hall thinks of Frank Gehry, its architect. But without a highly trained crew of iron workers, it'd still be a dream.

What fish barotrauma is, why it's bad, and how to stop it.

Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with marine biologist Milton Love about a cheap, simple solution for barotrauma, which affects rockfish caught by sport anglers.

Five years after Lehman, an LA couple starts a new life

Off-Ramp is looking at life five years after the recession started, following up with Kai Schmoll and Monty Phillips, who were fighting foreclosure two years ago.

Cal Worthington, car dealer famous for 'Go See Cal' ads, dead at 92 (Video)

Cal Worthington, the car dealer whose famous jingle "Go See Cal" stuck in the minds of a generation of local TV viewers, died at home on Sunday. He was 92.

Five years after Lehman, talking with laid off LAUSD educator

Rosanna Llorens says she landed on her feet. She's married and mother to a little girl now. Kevin Ferguson caught up with Rosanna and her new family.

Muralist Kent Twitchell on LA's new mural-friendly ordinance

With the recent news of the LA City Council's move to relax mural restrictions, Off-Ramp talks with Kent Twitchell, one of LA's most iconic muralists.

UPDATE: Glendora's Rubel Castle named National Historic Landmark (Photos)

In a secluded part of Glendora, Rubel Castle is a DIY triumph, a paean to go-it-alone outsider architecture: clock towers, cannons, and caves dot the two-acre property.

Retiring LA County Chief Coroner reflects on his career

Last Friday, in the LA County Coroner's office, Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran came in for his last day on the job and then took his first weekend of retirement.

OCMA Triennial: Yoshua Okón takes video violence head-on

In Latex, his two channel installation, the Mexico City born artist uses campy, but disturbing gore to bring attention to media sensationalism.

Where do old mattresses go when they die?

The life and death of a discarded mattress is an intense one, but the California State Legislature is considering a bill that might significantly change the landscape.

Dam Funk on 'Higher': New album with Slave's Steve Arrington

Pasadena born Damon Riddick's newest album is a collaboration with Steve Arrington, Slave's former drummer and vocalist, a departure from his solo material.