Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Sr. Education Reporter
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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is KPCC's lead education reporter. He's been a reporter at the station since 2000.
After college, in the mid-1990s, Guzman-Lopez began reporting freelance arts and culture stories, mostly about the red-hot rock en español scene, to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and the Tijuana newspaper La Tarde. He got his first public radio job at KPBS-FM in San Diego in 1996 as a news talk show producer. He freelanced radio features to Latino USA, Marketplace and other national shows. At KPBS he hosted and produced a daily, Gen-X arts and culture show called "The Lounge" which featured in-studio performances by Howard Jones and Sean Lennon with the band Cibo Matto.
Guzman-Lopez's reporting at KPCC has included the South Gate city hall corruption scandal; the L.A. mayoral campaigns of James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa; the SB1070 protests in Phoenix, the 2007 May Day melee; and coverage of L.A. Unified Superintendents Roy Romer, David Brewer, Ramon Cortines, and John Deasy.
Guzman-Lopez was born in Mexico City and grew up in Tijuana and San Diego.He now lives in Long Beach with his wife and two kids and is always open to hear traffic tips for the 110, 710, or the 5 freeways to downtown L.A.
Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
Southland authors respond to Arizona's ban of a Mexican American studies program in the Tucson Public Schools.
An L.A. Unified board member wants to put new charter school approvals on hold while a commission is formed to more closely scrutinize the campuses.
Santa Monica College administrators voted Thursday night to eliminate the 6-week winter session in order to save $2.5 million.
A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday by an alleged victim of Catholic priest abuse is just the first of many, activists say.
Many incoming college freshmen at UC and CSU aren’t writing at the college level. For a decade, a USC program has tried to make a dent in the problem.
Inglewood Unified staff recommends big cuts to avoid bankruptcy and state takeover, including 20 furlough days for employees and district land.
New City School in Long Beach has made a big ruckus in the last year as Long Beach Unified has moved to close it for poor performance and financial problems.
An exodus of students, deferred payments from the state, and funding cuts have pushed Inglewood Unified’s budget $9 million into the red.
As the academic year begins, students in the Southland will attend public schools with significantly unequal instructional calendars.
UC Berkeley researchers have found after a four year study that elementary school students benefitted the most from the new school construction.
In a career that spanned more than half a century, Robert Duncan Luce applied the power of mathematics to describe human behavior.
The Olympics wrap up on Sunday. For those athletes whose competitive careers may be ending, they’ll all have to answer the same question: what now?
Experts say the power of an amateur sports coach, those outside schools, goes largely unchecked by governing bodies or other people around.
Insurance giant AIG has agreed to a $78.8 million settlement with the Los Angeles Unified School District over claims of toxic pollution at school sites.
Dozens of London Olympians have Southland roots. If Southern California were its own Olympics team, it would be ahead of many countries in the medal count.