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

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.

Proposition 19 Explained

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:

For Sale: Bertolt Brecht's Santa Monica Home

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.

Mayor Villaraigosa's 30/10 plan gets an ironic soundtrack

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.

Mystery "NO PARKING" Sign Unleashes Misery on Neighborhood

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: