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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Farm workers in the Salinas Valley. (CBS)

Salinas Valley Deals With Farmworker Shortage; Fields Left Unpicked

Its harvest time in the Salinas Valley, and produce from the “Salad Bowl of the World” is ready for the dinner table. But in this the land of plenty, there is a big shortage of farm workers.


A mobile home park in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose May Put Mobile Home Park Closures On Hold

As San Jose’s real estate market stays hot, more mobile home park owners are being pressured to sell to developers. Mayor Sam Liccardo is proposing a six-month moratorium on such conversions.


Roofers repairing a Bay Area roof. (CBS)

Expected El Nino Keeping Bay Area Roofers Busy

There’s no arguing it is dry as a bone right now in the Bay Area. With an El Nino winter likely to happen though, roofers are in high demand.


Surveillance footage of a copper theft caught on video at Leo Recycling in San Jose on August 6, 2015. (CBS)

Surveillance Cameras Capture Copper Theft At San Jose Recycling Business

Surveillance cameras recorded the caper at about 1 o’clock Thursday morning. The remarkably clear video first showed two men getting out of a dark Chevy pickup.


Pope Francis speaks during his general audience at St Peter's square on May 13, 2015 at the Vatican. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’ Encyclical On The Environment Gets Early Praise From Bay Area Catholics

Pope Francis on Thursday issued a strong warning on climate change in his latest document, urging the world to deal with the problem now. The document, called an encyclical, has received early praise among Catholics in the Bay Area.


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San Jose Firefighters Get Their First Pay Raise Since 2008

For San Jose firefighters, there is finally a clear path ahead when it comes to their future with the city.


HOUSTON, TX - MAY 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors falls over Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets on his way to an injury in the second quarter during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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.


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.


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.


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.