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

Wildfire forces evacuations in San Luis Obispo

Cal Fire spokeswoman Tina Rose said the rough terrain and dry brush make it difficult for the hundreds of firefighters on the fire to control the flames.

Metro trains to run until 2 a.m. on weekends

Metro has announced extended hours on all its rail lines, pushing the surface til 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The system's even looking into the possibility of 24-hour service.

Pasadena's Kidspace museum explores playground physics

The Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena Thursday unveiled its new Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest.

Santa Monica moves foward with a new smoking ban

The city of Santa Monica is moving forward with a new smoking ban—this time for new apartment renters.

Long Beach kicks off its Summer Night Lights program

Long Beach launches its third annual Summer Night Lights program Monday evening. The anti-gang program helps to keep kids busy and off the streets.

LADWP warns customers of impostor scams

The L.A. Department of Water and Power is warning customers about impostors posing as Department workers.

Suit up, Los Angeles: You've got a new official condom

The winning entry of a L.A. County condom wrapper contest incorporates an understated image of a black bow.

Big-rig crash, pile-up on the 14 injures more than a dozen

Fire officials say a freeway pile-up in northern L.A. County involves at least 19 vehicles, a big-rig, and has injured at least 15 people, two of them critically.

Univision adapts to a new generation of Latinos in the US

While most networks see primetime ratings shrink, one network has been able to boast a 7 percent increase in the key primetime slots: Spanish-language Univision.

LA gun buyback offers gift cards for guns

The city will hold its fourth annual gun buyback event Saturday, offering gun owners $100 and $200 gift cards in exchange for their handguns.

Caine's Arcade prepares to hit the road

Nine-year-old Caine Monroy built an elaborate arcade filled with games made out of cut-up cardboard boxes and plastic toys; now it's a viral video sensation about to go on tour.

Mexican rockers Maná to break Staples Center record for sold-out shows

Mexican pop rockers Maná are poised to break the record for most-ever sold out shows at the Staples Center tonight, reflecting the growing popularity of Latin pop music in the U.S.

Will Ryan to perform with Donald and Goofy

This weekend, Will Ryan and his band, the Cactus Cowboys, will be playing a special set that’s likely to be a big hit with animation buffs.

CA to test HIV prevention pill in attempt to slow spread

A pill which has long served as treatment for the HIV-positive may now work on double-duty as an HIV preventative

Insects and knights inspire Cirque du Soleil's 'OVO' costumes

Costume designer Liz Vandal mixes Renaissance and futuristic styles to create organic costumes for Cirque du Soleil's newest show.