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

Museum of Neon Art (re)opens in Glendale

"Come here, and take all the selfies you want, because your background is gonna be beautiful."

Joey Arias on David Bowie's legendary, weird SNL performance

In 1979, Bowie gave one of the weirdest TV performances ever on SNL. His backup singers were the late avant-garde performer Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias. Arias told us the story.

At this barbershop, it's almost like the Rams never left LA

"People come in and ask me if they have to be a Ram fan to get a haircut," said Martinez. "No, but you do get a better haircut if you're a Ram fan."

Without shelter space, LA's homeless turn to tents

What to do with LA's homeless tent encampments was a big topic for local officials in 2015. And this year, as heavy El Nino rains hit, the problem's only grown.

Tearing down Rose Parade floats is sad, smelly and takes weeks

The floats used in the Tournament of Roses parade can't stay on display forever. Building a float out of a living thing means that, by definition, it's going to die.

Birds of prey declining in California; drought may be to blame

Numbers for the annual count have changed as California endures its fourth year of drought. Researchers wonder if the prolonged dry spell is to blame.

Where do you recycle your Christmas tree?

Trees can be recycled and turned into mulch, so why not do that? The best way to dispose of your tree depends on where you live.

LA's homeless crisis gives rise to unconventional shelters

The emergency shelter at a Highland Park church bumps up against a priority in the city to fund long-term housing. Meanwhile, thousands remain on the streets.

Porter Ranch Gas Leak: SoCal Gas agrees to expedite relocation of residents

Southern California Gas Co, which owns the well, agreed to move residents seeking relocation within 72 hours of making the request.

Homelessness rises in Los Angeles, study finds

A new report finds homelessness on the rise in 23 cities, particularly in Los Angeles, where services haven't been able to keep up with the growing demand.

Disneyland, Universal Studios employ metal detectors at entrances

In the wake of San Bernardino, Paris and other events, theme parks like Universal Studios and Disneyland have introduced additional security measures.

SoCal lawmakers ask president for LA River funding

If approved in the federal budget, the money would be the first funding provided in the city’s push to remake its central water feature.

City leaders take input for Pershing Square redesign

Downtown LA's flagship public space has been called “ugly,” “awful,” and much worse. But that's about to change as the city mulls a redesign.

LA City Council approves new money for tackling homelessness

The Los Angeles City Council voted to spend just over $12 million--the first part of a longer promise to dedicate $100 million towards the city's homeless problem.

McDade shooting: Pasadena leaders appear divided on police reform

At a recent meeting, city council members clash on the extent police were at fault during the 2012 shooting death of 19-year-old Kendrec McDade.