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

Song of the week: 'Do it' by Tuxedo

The band is a collaboration between Seattle record producer Jake One and Los Angeles soul singer Mayer Hawthorne. The video is great, too.

Punk legend Mike Watt on the Minutemen's early days

When the Mount Rushmore of California Punk is built, there will be debates over who to include, but at least one name is for sure: Mike Watt.

Harlem Globetrotters come to Los Angeles

The Harlem Globetrotters are back in town. The internationally famous team, founded in 1926, has games scheduled all over Los Angeles this month.

The story behind LA's yellow and black filming location signs

"Base Camp." "Bully." "Anonymous." "Heima." Nonsense written on yellow and black signs all over Los Angeles, each with a giant arrow. What do they mean?

Where do judges get their robes? Chatsworth, usually

This month, 27 new judges have been sworn into state courts all across California. Where do their robes come from? A small company in Chatsworth.

Oscars 2015: Is 'Whiplash' really an adaptation?

Writer and director Damian Chazelle says he based the screenplay on his own life, but the Academy nominated the film for Best Adapted Screenplay. Which is it?

Is there anti-semitism in Batman Returns?

A perfect storm of coincidences made the 1992 movie — the only Batman film to take place during Christmas — appear to some as an anti-semitic allegory.

San Fernando Valley history comes to life in new museum

In a small office park in Northridge, just off Nordhoff street, you'll find exhibits on the San Fernando Valley's rich history: movie stars, moguls and more.

The story behind Jerry Brown's gubernatorial portrait

As California governor Jerry Brown gears up for his fourth term, artist Don Bachardy talks about the portrait he made for the governor 30 years ago.

Can acting help rehabilitate prisoners?

US Attorney General Eric Holder recently visited a California correctional facility to observe a theater troupe that claims it can reduce recidivism through acting.

The art of World War I comes to life at the Getty

The exhibit at the Getty Research Institute combines propaganda and fine art to a fascinating, strange, and sometimes chilling effect.

Art duo Kozyndan on growing up with Hello Kitty in Japan

Kozy and Dan Kitchens make up Kozyndan, a husband and wife team whose work is featured in the Japanese American National Museum's Hello Kitty exhibit.

What's Tommy Lasorda's favorite restaurant?

The hall of fame former Dodgers managers takes Off-Ramp to Paul's Kitchen, a long-running Chinese restaurant in downtown L.A.'s Fashion District.

Why does the LADWP building have a giant reflecting pool?

As it turns out, the 1.2 million gallon reflecting pool that surrounds LADWP headquarters is more drought-friendly than it appears.

The story behind Glassell Park's namesake family, LA pioneers

There's L.A.'s Glassell Park, near Mount Washington; there's Glassell Street, in Orange. So, who or what was Glassell?