Ed Mertz has been at KFWB since March of 2000 and began reporting for KNX in March 2009. Previously, Ed covered news in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma.
Originally from Michigan, Ed graduated with a Journalism degree from USC.
People living in the mountains and hillsides enjoy the beauty of nature – as well as its wrath.
We all have to eat, but unfortunately that means a risk of getting sick.
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.
Fire season is year-round here in Southern California, so it’s important to always be prepared.
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.
Some of the most creative companies in Southern California have set up shop in Playa Vista.
Avatars are alive and helping others at the USC Institute of Creative Technologies in Playa Vista.
In Orange County, they’re turning sewer water into drinking water.
It’s a tough lesson for one of Southern California’s wealthiest communities.
Work is being done to tap into the ocean, while the water flowing from some taps is already coming from toilets.
It’s been years in the making and a ground-breaking date is still months away.
Here’s your chance to help re-develop a plot of land in Yorba Linda that’s about the size of Disneyland.
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”.
The largest residential complex west of the Mississippi is in the Fairfax District.
The new system will enroll more people in Medi-Cal, but that could cause huge challenges.