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Len Ramirez

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San Jose native Len Ramirez has been a news reporter for KPIX 5 Eyewitness 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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Artist's drawing of a VTA Bus Rapid Transit or BRT line in San Jose. (CBS)

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A new bus rapid transit (BRT) line is supposed to be a major step forward for mass transit in the South Bay. But residents who live near the line are fuming, after dozens of trees were cut down.

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Patterson Ranch in Fremont, where 500 single family homes are slated to be built. (CBS)

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Graffiti is seen on the side of a building in San Jose. (CBS)

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A graffiti problem in San Jose has gotten not just bigger, it is super-sized – and much harder to clean up.

03/24/2014

A sign at the site where construction is set to begin on one of the biggest development projects in San Jose history. (CBS)

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03/19/2014

A 26-foot high marquis has been installed outside the Grocery Outlet on Alma Street in Palo Alto. (CBS)

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The city of San Jose is exploring a new strategy to help the homeless and fight prostitution at the same time, by giving away motel rooms to the homeless where prostitutes have set up shop.

02/25/2014

Home video of a house fire on Othello Avenue in San Jose on February 17, 2014. (CBS)

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02/18/2014

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Protestors block tech shuttle buses between market and mission streets. (Mark Kelly/CBS)

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As protests heat up in San Francisco over so-called “Google buses” and tax breaks for tech companies, San Jose officials are hoping to lure companies with a friendlier business climate.

02/13/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Len Ramirez gets scanned with 3-D technology developed by Artec Group of Palo Alto. (CBS)

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A Silicon Valley firm is providing state-of-the-art facial recognition technology currently being used at the international airport in Sochi, Russia to identify athletes, fans, and dignitaries attending the Olympics.

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