Kevin Ferguson Producer/ Reporter, Off-Ramp
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
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(Photo courtesy of the Herald Examiner Collection at LA Public Library Photo Archive)
Ferguson speaking. A few days ago I was driving down Raymond on the way to the studios when, in the middle of the street (and right across from a building owned by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses) I saw this:
At least know that your misery in the long term should lead to a better, safer commute. And in the short term, it lead to some breathtaking photos like this one, taken by Josh Southwick for Metro:
Kevin Ferguson here, with some political scofflaws of the hyper-local variety. This upcoming election has proven to be pretty hotly contested in Los Alamitos, the Long Beach-adjacent OC suburb.
Chef David Slay browsing ParkAve's on-site garden. Image courtesy ParkAve.
Starting today, the city of Long Beach will cut hours for all of its public libraries to just five days a week.
Ferguson: Kudos to Taiwan's always memorable Next Media Animation. Complete with the priceless image of a smoking bear, Denny's, and a fire-extinguisher toting Uncle Sam:
Off-Ramp collaborator Marc Haefele reports that the former home of German playwright legend--who lived in Los Angeles for a spell--is up for sale. If you're in the market for houses habited by authors of famous plays, such as the Threepenny Opera, the Santa Monica home can be yours for a mere $1.
If you're unfamiliar with the Mayor and Metro's ambitious 30/10 plan, please feel free to read up. But briefly: it's a common-sense idea that would make 30 years of transit construction happen in a third of the time.
Kevin Ferguson, again. For the last week in Long Beach, two large orange cones have done their very best to cramp the parking situation in my neighborhood. Here, have a look:
Kevin Ferguson reporting. We talked to him this past weekend, and tomorrow night you can see him live. John Cale (Velvet Underground co-founder, Squeeze/Stooges/Patti Smith producer and criminally underappreciated solo artist) is performing at Royce Hall tomorrow night.
Kevin Ferguson here. It's 107 degrees in Irvine right now. Record label head, show promoter, and community sustainer Sam Farzin lives there and put the "so hot you can fry an egg" cliche to the test.
Kevin Ferguson here. You might remember our segment from a couple weeks back on this: an undeniably LA food fight started when the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano reported on comments made by Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold.
Kevin Ferguson here. Hope it's alright if we talk national issues for a minute. You know about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), right? Don't like it too much? Me neither. Yesterday, the LA Times talked about a new semantics debate: