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

Remembering Wattstax, one of LA's largest music festivals

40 years ago, Stax records organized and put on one of the largest gatherings of African Americans in history--and it all took place at the LA Coliseum.

Historic theater is now East Los Angeles' newest drugstore

East Los Angeles' long shuttered Golden Gate Theater has opened its doors again, but not for moviegoers.

NPR executive and author on how 80s rock saved his life

In his new book, NPR programming executive Eric Nuzum says bands like Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson and KISS were the soundtrack to his chaotic past.

Bird Talk Magazine calls it quits, ruffles readers' feathers

After 30 years, Orange County based Bird Talk Magazine has printed their final issue. The parent company has offered subscribers issues of Dog Fancy as an alternative.

New LA "sound gallery" makes art out of bottle noises

Remember the first time you blew into a bottle as a kid? KPCC’s Peter Stenshoel does, so he checked out Bottle Tones, the new installation at Sonos Studio.

Hammer Museum announces winner of $100,000 award

Visitors to the museum's Made in LA exhibit selected Botswana-born, Culver City resident Meleko Mokgosi for its first annual $100,000 recipient.

This cat litter box costs $159

The Litterfish Litterbox's breathless press release declares, "Litterfish will change the way cat owners deal with unsightly litter boxes."

Eat LA on Pop up restaurants, goat meat and pricey lobsters

Eat LA finds out why some pop-up restaurants pop, why LA won’t benefit from the East Coast’s newest bumper crump of lobsters and what makes goat taste so good.

Why did the alleged Sikh temple shooter live in Orange County?

Criminologist Pete Simi was studying Southern California white supremacists and skinheads when he met Wade Michael Page, who was living in Orange.

Giants of the 3D world converge in Costa Mesa for convention

Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson went to Costa Mesa for the 38th annual National Stereoscopic Association Trade Show and Convention.

History lesson: If you don't like the Olympics, just make your own

As Cold War tensions heated up the 1980s, the US and Soviet Union boycotted each other's Olympics and held their own alternative competitions.

A local butterfly saved from the brink of extinction

In 1976, the El Segundo Blue Butterfly became the first ever insect on the federal endangered species list. Today, it numbers well over 100,000.

Disneyland's 1955 opening was a disaster, and why wasn't Cummings fired?

From a plumbers strike to an amorous host, KPCC's Kevin Ferguson walks us through Disneyland's 1955 grand opening.

New exhibit highlights the Disney and Reagan connection

There is a new 12,000 square foot exhibition at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley called Disney Treasures.

Santa Fe Springs City Council fires 32, boosts own salary

The Whittier Daily News reports the council hiked their pay from $924.61 per month to $1224.61--a $200 raise for each of the city's five council members.