Ed Mertz

ed mertz Ed MertzEd Mertz has been at KFWB since March of 2000 and began reporting for KNX in March 2009.  Previously, Ed covered news in Arizonamag glass 10x10 Ed Mertz, Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma.

Originally from Michigan, Ed graduated with a Journalism degree from USC.

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The Age Of Consent: Changes

When it comes to sex, attitudes have changed a lot over the years.


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KNX Ready Or Not: Living In A Fire Zone

People living in the mountains and hillsides enjoy the beauty of nature – as well as its wrath.


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KNX Ready Or Not: Food Safety

We all have to eat, but unfortunately that means a risk of getting sick.


San Marcos Cocos Fire

KNX Ready Or Not: Emergency Fire Preps

If you haven’t cleared a defensive space around your home and if you haven’t packed what you need to evacuate, then fire officials say you’re not ready for a fire.


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KNX Ready Or Not: Fire Season

Fire season is year-round here in Southern California, so it’s important to always be prepared.


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KNX Ready Or Not: Controlled Burns

Controlled burns are often used to prevent wildfires, but one expert says those burns just delay the inevitable – and they can make fires even worse.



KNX On Your Corner: Ad Agencies

Some of the most creative companies in Southern California have set up shop in Playa Vista.



KNX On Your Corner: USC Institute of Creative Technologies

Avatars are alive and helping others at the USC Institute of Creative Technologies in Playa Vista.


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Running On Empty: OC Water District’s Mehul Patel

In Orange County, they’re turning sewer water into drinking water.


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Running On Empty: Montecito

It’s a tough lesson for one of Southern California’s wealthiest communities.


A proposed groundwater treatment complex in the San Fernando Basin will include centralized and localized treatment facilities in the vicinity of LADWP’s North Hollywood, Rinaldi-Toluca and Tujunga Wellfield. (courtesy DWP)

Running On Empty: Making Water

Work is being done to tap into the ocean, while the water flowing from some taps is already coming from toilets.


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KNX On Your Corner: Placentia Metrolink Station

It’s been years in the making and a ground-breaking date is still months away.



KNX On Your Corner: Savi Ranch

Here’s your chance to help re-develop a plot of land in Yorba Linda that’s about the size of Disneyland.



KNX On Your Corner: Taste Of Yorba Linda

If you are looking for an all-you-can-eat experience, it just so happens there’s one happening Thursday with the “Taste of Yorba Linda”.



KNX On Your Corner: Park La Brea

The largest residential complex west of the Mississippi is in the Fairfax District.




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