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

Welcome to Vinci - KPCC's new 'True Detective' podcast

We're going to do our best to fill you in on the California of True Detective — where do this season's plot lines come from? Are things really that grim and corrupt in LA politics?

'True Detective' city of Vinci has a real-life LA counterpart

In the new season of HBO's noir TV series, Colin Farrell's Det. Ray Velcoro works for the fictional city of Vinci, a city with a lot of secrets. We take a look at its real-life inspiration.

Chinese same-sex couples wed in West Hollywood

We talk with one newlywed couple from China about how society and government have changed in recent years, and whether the country is more welcoming to LGBT people.

Downtown's Bar 107 defies landlord, refuses to leave

The owners of the quirky downtown bar say they'll continue paying rent "until the state marshall shows up."

What's it like to grow sea jellies? You get stung every day.

The Aquarium of the Pacific has a brand new exhibit on sea jellies, or jellyfish. We take a behind-the-scenes look at how they're cultured and grown.

Echo Park's Cactus Store has options for drought landscaping

There’s a tiny storefront in Echo Park that glows red and orange at night. Inside, there are dozens and dozens of some of Los Angeles' strangest cactuses.

'Don't Think I've Forgotten' explores era of lost Cambodian music

"Don't Think I've Forgotten" tell the story of the rise and fall of Cambodia's vibrant, progressive music scene from the survivors of the Khmer Rouge's reign.

The story behind Chris Burden's 'Shoot'

On a November night in 1971, the late Chris Burden took a bullet to the arm for art. Barbara T. Smith is a performance artist who witnessed it firsthand.

What's it like living by the Arroyo Seco?

If you’ve driven to Pasadena in the last year, you’ve probably seen them near the 110 Freeway: tents, tarps and camps along the banks of the Arroyo Seco.

Van Dyke Parks sings at the piano one last time

Van Dyke Parks talks with Off-Ramp about Song Cycle, Songs Cycled, Brian Wilson, and pretty much everything else.

Ever wanted to walk down Wilshire Boulevard?

Tom Carroll, host of YouTube's "Tom Explores Los Angeles," will lead a 16-mile walk Wednesday down one of Los Angeles' most iconic streets.

Revealed: The KPCC producer behind Twitter's @LosAngelesRain

Ladies and gentlemen, the Twitter handle @LosAngelesRain was nominated for a "Shorty" award. It's time to out the clever voice behind L.A.'s most stubborn weather phenomenon.

Novel weaves blackmail, music, and the Armenian genocide

Writer Litty Mathew's debut novel tells the story of Rupen Najarian, an aging musician who was his family’s sole survivor of the Armenian genocide in 1915.

Jane Lynch takes to the stage in 'See Jane Sing!'

The actress famous for her role as Sue Sylvester in TV's "Glee", Christopher Guests' films "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" plays the Annenberg Center May 1

Opening day: Dodger blue hair, clown shoes and an old Padres jersey

Even in a sea of blue t-shirts, Clayton Kershaw jerseys and Dodgers baseball hats, some superfans stand out from the rest.