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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Joe Brown works on his computer at home. (CBS)

Silicon Valley Startup Weeby.co Blows Up Salary Structure For Top Software Engineers

A Silicon Valley startup is changing the playbook when it comes to hiring engineers by paying top talent like pro sports teams pay top athletes.

09/22/2014

Ray McDonald

Police Report Indicates 49er Ray McDonald’s Fiancee Grabbed Handgun During Previous Disturbance

A police synopsis of an incident weeks prior to the arrest San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald apparently involved his fiance holding a gun at her side, according to a police report.

09/18/2014

Sierra Lamar (CBS)

San Jose Sharks Players Help Raise Money For Sierra Lamar Search In Morgan Hill

San Jose Sharks hockey players helped raise money at Britton Middle School Wednesday to help find missing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar.

09/17/2014

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Lawsuit Accuses San Jose Police Of Delaying Medical Attention To Teen Who Died From Stray Bullet

A San Jose family is blaming San Jose police for the death of a teen killed by a stray bullet at a house party last year.

09/05/2014

A man is beaten inside a bathroom at Fowler Park in San Jose. (CBS)

Caught On Camera: Parent Assaults Man Accused Of Exposing Himself To Kids In San Jose Park Restroom

A case of street justice in a San Jose park could backfire for a group who confronted a man they accuse of exposing himself to children in a park bathroom, with some angry parents possibly facing criminal charges.

09/02/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Residents Say Crossing San Jose’s Senter Road Dangerous Long Before Hit-&-Runs

Residents who live near Senter Road in South San Jose said crossing the street was dangerous long before two hit-and-run collisions on Sunday and Monday.

08/19/2014

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries Giving Away 45,000 1-Gram Stashes Of Pot In Ballot Referendum Effort

Medical marijuana advocates are hoping to get voters fired up about saving the industry in San Jose by offering free pot for signing a petition.

07/14/2014

Tesla HQ

California Looks At Incentives To Land Tesla Motors $5 Billion ‘Gigafactory’

Tesla Motors has its pick on where to build its brand new battery factory. California lawmakers are trying to win the electric car company over with incentives.

06/06/2014

San Jose City Hall

KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA Poll Finds 2 Candidates Breaking Away In San Jose Mayor’s Race

With less than a week until the primary election, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found two candidates for San Jose mayor are separating themselves from the crowded field of candidates.

05/29/2014

An exterior view of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara as it nears completion, May 13, 2014. (CBS)

Former Santa Clara Mayor Credited With Originally Bringing 49ers To Site Of New Stadium

When fans file into the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, they likely won’t be thinking of Everett “Eddie” Souza, but maybe they should.

05/20/2014

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