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

5 things you probably didn't know about Beverly Hills history

This year, Beverly Hills celebrates 100 years of cityhood. But how did Beverly Hills get to be the upscale paradise it is today?

How will songwriters fare in a world of Spotify and Pandora?

Songwriters are a crucial part of L.A.'s music industry, but as the consumer appetite for online streaming grows, will they still be able to make a living?

SXSW: Marfa is Texas' other big music town

Just this week, the music website Pitchfork did a profile of the city. Bands play Marfa on their way to Austin's SXSW, artists are moving there and Kristen Stewart is writing Marfa poetry.

KISS bring arena football back to SoCal. Can it work?

On March 15, the LA KISS play their first game. After so many teams have tried and failed to set roots in the LA market, can this one succeed?

Hit-and-run victim Damian Kevitt plans to finish his Griffith Park bike ride

Last year, bicyclist Damian Kevitt survived a gruesome accident near Griffith Park. Now, he's raising awareness of hit-and-run accidents and plans finish his ride in April.

The Obscura Society takes you to the Devil's Gate and beyond

Atlas Obscura is a travel website for stuff that you won't see in Lonely Planet: offbeat museums, waste treatment plants and beyond. The Obscura Society takes you there.

Dodger Stadium to increase parking prices

Parking passes will go back up to $15 from $10 for fans who pay at the gate — the same price they paid during the McCourt era.

Yeah, Dumb Starbucks. But what does it mean?

The real question is why were people so intrigued, beyond the free coffee and a souvenir Dumb Starbucks cup?

Henry Rollins: Black Flag's early days, 'uncool' music and Ray Bradbury

The former Black Flag Frontman, writer, publisher and actor talks with KPCC's Kevin Ferguson about Ray Bradbury, Washington, DC, South Bay Punk and Aerosmith.

Update: Comedy Central's 'Dumb Starbucks' stunt shut down by city

Comedy Central show "Nathan for You" revealed itself to be behind the mysterious "Dumb Starbucks" storefront that appeared over the weekend.

'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop opens in Los Feliz

A store labeled as "Dumb Starbucks," using the Starbucks corporate logo and bearing an almost identical look to an actual Starbucks, opened up in Los Feliz on Friday. A Starbucks spokeswoman said the corporation is "looking into it."

See what it takes to dismantle the Crystal Cathedral's massive pipe organ

The organ — one of the largest of its kind in the world — will be taken apart after 30 years of playing to be repaired and restored; parts will be sent to Italy.

'Jamzilla': Why LA Metro almost called the project 'Pave-a-thon'

Naming large infrastructure projects has become a proud civic tradition in Southern California, but coming up with a name for them isn't easy.

Oscars 2014: Best Makeup nominee Joel Harlow

Academy Award winner Joel Harlow is a man of a thousand faces, but almost none of them are his. He's nominated again, this time for his work on Johnny Depp in "The Lone Ranger."

Chinatown's new Velveteria gallery is a velvet painting paradise

Elvis, JFK, Tom Jones ... the Velveteria is a museum dedicated to one thing: velvet paintings, and this small museum over 3,000 works on velvet in its collection.