Bianca Ramirez Associate Producer

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Bianca Ramirez is an associate producer for KPCC’s award-winning newsroom. Bianca has a minor in Business Entrepreneurship and certificate in professional events planning. While doing her undergrad studies at CSULB, she was a technical adviser and segment producer for Advanced Media Production.

Ramirez grew up in South Los Angeles and still calls the region her home. A first-generation college graduate, she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Journalism at Cal State Long Beach in 2008. That same year, she also joined the KPCC team.

Ramirez's favorite quick-getaway destination is Santa Barbara. (She loves that 72-degree-ocean-breeze weather!)

Stories by Bianca Ramirez

California state senator says reasoning behind drone bill vetoes is 'dumb'

One of the bills, Senate Bill 168, sought to address the issue of drones flying near fires and keeping firefighting aircraft from flying in the area.

Heat wave brought record temps, gives way to cooling trend

Records fell in Burbank and Lancaster, which both registered triple-digit heat on Sunday. Even coastal Long Beach hit 96 degrees, breaking its old record of 95 set in 1992.

Wildfires threaten structures near Azusa, Simi Valley

Two fast-moving wildfires broke out Friday near residential neighborhoods in L.A. and Ventura counties, threatening structures, fire officials said.

8 children hurt, 2 critically, by falling tree in Pasadena

Witnesses say the tree, which is dozens of feet tall, made a cracking sound and came down on children just as a summer day camp at the Kidspace Children's Museum.

Freeway closures: CalTrans to begin bridge demolition above 5 freeway

Officials expect the Carmenita Road Bridge demolition to take three weeks. During that time, they will close the Santa Ana freeway overnight seven days a week between Rosecrans and Valley View avenues.

Most Californians may have to pay $10 more per month for electricity

If you get your power from Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric or Pacific Gas and Electric, get ready to fork over more money to cover your electricity bills.

San Bernardino to vote on privatizing firefighting and EMT services

The city council met earlier this week to vote on a plan that would contract outside sources for its firefighting and emergency medical services, including a private company.

Mexican actress, immigrant icon 'La India María' dies

The iconic and beloved actress, screenwriter and director has died at age 74, the Mexican film institute announced Friday.

Nearly 500K undocumented Californians apply for driver's license

The bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in 2013, allows any California resident to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

Birth tourism has been reported from a range of countries, but authorities say the most recent cases in California have catered to wealthy Chinese.

Leonard Nimoy, actor who portrayed Spock on 'Star Trek,' dead at 83

Nimoy's wife told the New York Times that the actor died at his home in Bel Air Friday morning from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Metrolink train crash: Truck driver charged with felony hit-and-run (updated)

The driver of the truck involved in a Tuesday morning collision with a Metrolink train has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with injury.

Orange County arts philanthropist Henry Segerstrom dies at 91

Segerstrom was the founding chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, which was named after him, and was a managing partner of the South Coast Plaza.

Missing Las Vegas man's body found, authorities say

Anthony Parnell, 18, disappeared in heavy surf last week. Authorities say they have found his body a half-mile from where he was last seen.

Virgin Galactic to make launch vehicle at Long Beach Airport

Virgin Galactic aims to make satellite launches into orbit a lot more affordable with a new rocket that is set to be made at the Long Beach Airport.