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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KNX On Your Corner: OC Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center

A unique center in Santa Ana uses the arts to inspire special needs children and to challenge kids considered “at risk.”


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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.


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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.


LONE PINE, CA - MAY 09: The Los Angeles Aqueduct carries water from the snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains, which carry less snow than normal, to major urban areas of southern California on May 9, 2008 near Lone Pine, California. Urgent calls for California residents to conserve water have grown in the wake of the final Sierras snow survey of the season indicating a snow depth and water content at only 67 percent of normal levels. The Sierra snowpack is vital to California water supplies and officials are preparing plans for mandatory water conservation. In Southern California, the Metropolitan Water District, cut deliveries to farmers by nearly a third and growers in Fresno and Kings counties have not planted about 200,000 acres of crops, a third of the land irrigated by Westlands Water District. Many farmers are now selling their government-subsidized water for profit instead of using it to plant crops. Much of the California water supply comes from the Colorado River where a continuing eight-year drought has lowered water storage to roughly half of capacity. Dry conditions across the West have already doubled the wildfires this year causing fire officials to brace for a possible repeat of the devastating 2007 southern California wildfire season.

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”.



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