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

Actor Barry Cutler Remembers James MacArthur, actor and son of Helen Hayes.

Via Off-Ramp commentator Barry Cutler:

Artist Todd Carpenter's solo show extended!

Last month, John talked to striking photorealist Todd Carpenter about his then-upcoming solo show at Miracle Mile based LAUNCH Gallery. It's been going strong since it opened on October 16, so strong that the gallery extended the exhibit through the 20th of December (it was originally set to close last Saturday).

San Fernando Valley woman foreclosed on after loan modification rejected

The recession that’s supposedly over continues to have a human cost. Here’s the story of Laurel Holliday - a homeowner in the San Fernando Valley who won’t be a homeowner much longer.?

NPR's Vivian Schiller talks about state of public media at USC

NPR’s President Vivian Schiller offered her thoughts on the state of public media yesterday to students at USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. Her visit coincided with congressional Republicans’ push to de-fund NPR and other organizations that get federal money from the Corporation from Public Broadcasting.

Gibson Guitars dishes out undeserved praise for local venue

[Photo of the Whisky in 1980 by Roy Hankey, courtesy LA Public Library photo collection]

LA Record interviews Fitz and the Tantrums in print!

[Photo by Grace Oh]

Online security firm goes viral, tries to stop drunk social media use

Webroot, "a leading provider of Internet security for consumers and businesses worldwide," is (a little belatedly) contributing to the viral marketing zeitgeist with The Social Media Sobriety Test.

You think elections are bad today...

Tired of scratch and sniff campaign mailers? Just take a look back in time:

Gold steps back - gently - from Paula Deen screed

(Photo: John M. Heller/Getty Images)

Campaigning on all five senses?

(Photo courtesy of the Herald Examiner Collection at LA Public Library Photo Archive)

Seen on my morning commute

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:

If you were stuck on the 405 last week..

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:

Taking out the trash in Los Alamitos?

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.

Dinner last night: Stanton's ParkAve

Chef David Slay browsing ParkAve's on-site garden. Image courtesy ParkAve.

Long Beach cuts library hours

Starting today, the city of Long Beach will cut hours for all of its public libraries to just five days a week.