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

RIP bassist, jazz great, teacher Charlie Haden

Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson went to the Downtown L.A. theater for a rare performance of Haden's ensemble ... composed entirely of CalArts students.

50 years later: Remembering the Baldwin Hills Dam collapse

On December 14, 1963 the dam in front of the Baldwin Hills reservoir broke. Rhea Coskey lost her home in the flood, and for the first time in 50 years, she's ready to talk about it.

New atlas of LA pools maps LA's private aquatic playgrounds

Geographer Joseph K. Lee and graphic designer Benedikt Gross found more than 43,000, and list them in their Big Atlas of LA Pools.

What's it like to live in a Caltrans house?

For over 50 years, California's Department of Transportation has owned hundreds of houses in Pasadena, South Pasadena and El Sereno to make way for a botched freeway extension.

3 reasons you should dry brine your turkey this Thanksgiving

Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons says it's the latest way to keep your Thanksgiving bird from turning out dry and nasty.

'Love & Rockets' co-creator Hernandez joins forces with novelist Junot Diaz

The co-founder of the 30+ year old "Love and Rockets" comic talks about why illustrating Junot Diaz's "This is How You Lose Her" made him so nervous.

Kristallnacht survivor Ilie Wacs tells his story

Kristallnacht survivor Ilie Wacs and his sister Deborah Strobin recount their experience at the Museum of Tolerance on Nov. 10.

Konami Code discovered on LA city website

A Redditor just discovered a fun little easter egg on a webpage run by the LA City Controller's office--activated by a cheat code, it opens up a computer game on the page.

Celebrating 100 years of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits

100 years ago this week, the County of Los Angeles began digging up, researching and putting on display the fossils found inside the black, bubbly lake we now know as the La Brea Tar Pits.

After 2,500 years, the Cyrus Cylinder makes its LA debut

KPCC's Kevin Ferguson went to the Getty Villa in Malibu, where the ancient Cyrus Cylinder is on display now through December.

No, you can't buy tickets to see Breaking Bad at Hollywood Forever on Craigslist

With less than 72 hours before the world at east learns of Walter White's fate, Craigslist resellers have thrown their black pork pie hats into the ring.

The Proud Bird, historic LAX adjacent restaurant, to close

But now, the Torrance Daily Breeze reports that come November the restaurant will be shut its doors for good--a rent dispute is to blame.

Gil Garcetti celebrates Disney Hall's 10th birthday

Most everyone who sees Disney Hall thinks of Frank Gehry, its architect. But without a highly trained crew of iron workers, it'd still be a dream.

What fish barotrauma is, why it's bad, and how to stop it.

Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with marine biologist Milton Love about a cheap, simple solution for barotrauma, which affects rockfish caught by sport anglers.

Five years after Lehman, an LA couple starts a new life

Off-Ramp is looking at life five years after the recession started, following up with Kai Schmoll and Monty Phillips, who were fighting foreclosure two years ago.