Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is an education reporter for KPCC. 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

Feds investigate Oxy College's handling of rape allegations

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is looking into whether administrators properly handled complaints of sexual harassment and rape.

College enrollment rate for Latinos reaches milestone

Study by the Pew Research Center shows that for the first time, Hispanics are enrolling in college at a higher rate than whites.

Tonight: Event sheds light on bilingual learners

Cal State Fullerton researcher will share her knowledge about K-12 bilingual students -- and how to engage, welcome and educate them.

LA youth struggle with tech deserts

Tech entrepreneurs in Southern California want to challenge Silicon Valley's place as the nation's technology startup capitol. One way they hope to get there is to incubate talent.

LA is a technology oasis for some, a tech desert for others (map)

A tech consultant, seeing a dearth of tech opportunities in South LA, wants to arm inner city teens with the tools to become entrepreneurs.

Former general, CIA Director David Petraeus to join USC faculty

David Petraeus is the newest faculty member at the university’s school of public policy. He’ll be teaching at USC about one week every month.

LA Unified board member wants improvements to Breakfast in the Classroom program

LA Unified board member wants improvements to Breakfast in the Classroom program

Study backs controversial teacher evaluation method

First study of L.A. Unified pilot using Academic Growth over Time to measure teacher effectiveness gets good grade. But district won't be rolling it out.

Breakfast program in schools is latest LAUSD power struggle

LA Unified's superintendent wants to put to a board vote the future of a student breakfast program that doesn't cost the district a dime and helps low-income children.

NYC Mayor gives $350,000 to back LAUSD school board candidate

The donation from Mayor Michael Bloomberg landed with a loud thump on the doorstep of next month’s L.A. Unified school board election.

Law holding parents accountable for kids truancy applied differently

Prosecution is spotty for a law aimed at curbing student truancy by holding parents responsible – to the point of facing jail time – for students who constantly miss class.

ACLU sues California on behalf of 20,000 students, alleges schools fail English learners

A suit by the ACLU alleges that tens of thousands of English learner students languish in public school classrooms without the help schools are mandated to provide.

State penalty possible for Burbank school breach of test security

Incident involved a teacher and third grade students. The breach could invalidate API scores for the school and Burbank Unified.

Six Orange County parents arrested for kids’ chronic truancy

The truancy crackdown is part of a multi-agency gang effort that warns parents first to get their kids back in school - with arrests if there's no change.

MOCA says it has $75 million in promised donations

L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has a $100 million goal for its endowment. New gifts are from former and current trustees.