Len Ramirez

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San Jose native Len Ramirez has been a news reporter for KPIX 5 News covering the Santa Clara County/South Bay Region since 1989. Prior to his arrival at KPIX 5, Len was a reporter for KOMO Channel 4 in Seattle, Washington and at KMST Channel 46 in Monterey. Ramirez was also a general assignment reporter for the San Jose newsroom at KSBW Channel 8 in Salinas.

Len received an Emmy award in 2003 for Best Daytime Newscast reporting. He has also been the recipient of two Best News Story awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association in 1985 and 1986. He also has three other Emmy nominations for breaking and investigative news. During his career, Len has covered several major national and international stories including the Mexico City earthquake, the Los Angeles riots, and the OJ Simpson murder trial. Len also specializes in covering Santa Clara County for KPIX 5.

Len often volunteers his time to encourage students to complete their education and is a frequent guest speaker at San Jose’s Latino Role Model Conference. He is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the California Chicano News Media Association.

Len graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in journalism in 1983.

He lives in San Jose with his wife Julie, and their three children.

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Stephen Curry Put Back In To Game 4 Too Soon After Nasty Spill In Houston?

Was Warriors Guard Stephen Curry back on the court too soon after his nasty fall during game four of the Western Conference Finals? A Bay Area doctor says no.

05/26/2015

A crew from ZLC Corporation removes a pool from a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Drought Leading Growing Number Of Bay Area Homeowners To Ditch Backyard Swimming Pools

The built-in backyard swimming pool was once the epitome of suburban luxury. But now because of the drought and other factors, they are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

05/18/2015

A picture shows the logo of online lodging service Airbnb displayed on a computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris on April 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Quest For Extra Cash With Airbnb Turns Into Nightmare For South Bay Homeowner

A South Bay landlord who wanted to make some extra cash by renting out a room through Airbnb is in need of a place to stay herself since the tenants refuse to leave.

05/14/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California’s Historic Drought

San Jose is the latest big city in the state to ban filling outdoor swimming pools, and business at hot tub stores in the city has gone cold.

05/11/2015

San Jose Police Officers Violent Arrest Use Of Force

Witnesses To San Jose Arrest Caught On Video File Complaints; Police Defend Use Of Force

After video of a violent arrest in San Jose last weekend went viral, police in San Jose admitted the video is tough to watch, but defended the use of force on the suspect.

05/05/2015

Homes on Pine Avenue in Sunnyvale in the shadow of two six-story office towers. (CBS)

Sunnyvale Neighborhood Upset After 6-Story Buildings Go Up Next Door

The new six-story twin towers completed last summer are by far the biggest buildings in the area, literally overshadowing a neighborhood of small one-story homes near Mathilda Avenue.

05/04/2015

Solar panels on top of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

SolarCity, Nest Join Forces To Get More Homeowners To Install Solar Panels, Smart Thermostats

California already leads the nation in home solar installations, but now there’s a deal that could literally put sales through the roof.

04/13/2015

San Jose Police investigate a shooting in which a veteran officer was killed. (CBS)

San Jose Police Computer System Crashed, Offline During Standoff That Killed Officer

In the heart of Silicon Valley’s biggest city, during a life or death struggle that claimed the life of a fellow officer, KPIX 5 has learned the mobile computers used by San Jose Police officers went completely offline for hours, forcing officers to use archaic radios and even placing individual cellphone calls to coordinate the emergency response.

03/27/2015

Workers seeking unionization of security guards protest outside the headquarters of Citrix in Santa Clara on March 10, 2015. (CBS)

Push To Unionize Workers In Silicon Valley Gaining Traction

For decades, calls to unionize workers in Silicon Valley have fallen on deaf ears. Recently, unions are finding success in organizing shuttle drivers, security guards and other low-wage workers.

03/10/2015

Wood discovered along Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz, possibly swept away during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. (Karl Bareis)

18-Foot Log Possibly From 2011 Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Washes Up On Santa Cruz Beach

Matt Lovemark was picnicking at Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz when he spotted what at first looked like just another washed up log on the beach.

03/04/2015

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