SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Raul Ramirez, a highly respected fixture in Bay Area journalism, as an investigative reporter and, since 1991, as executive director of news and public affairs at KQED, died November 15 at age 67 of esophageal cancer. Over three decades, Ramirez also was a teacher at San Francisco State and University of California, Berkeley. “Raul was a man of ideas, and he had a huge heart,” Jo Anne Wallace said. Michael Krasny called Ramirez “our leader, our guide, our moral compass.” The Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund has been established at S.F. State to honor students whose work demonstrates the importance of diversity in journalism. The fund is being administered by the Journalism Department.