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
Wealthy Pasadena lawyer Molly Munger is the author of a ballot measure that would raise taxes for public schools. Governor Jerry Brown is behind the other.
Los Angeles’ seven-year survey of historic resources is more than half done. City officials this week are focusing on eateries with potential historical value.
The longtime chief curator of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art is out after his academically-focused style clashed with the new director's "show business" approach.
Most California high school graduation rates are inching up, but a large cohort of the state’s students lags behind that trend.
LAUSD officials are highlighting this Thursday’s graduation at Fremont High School, a year after the district reconstituted the school.
KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez talks with Daniel Alarcón about his newest project: Radio Ambulante, a podcast of This American Life-style stories told in Spanish.
The union that represents California State University faculty said Wednesday that the system’s next chancellor should have a different approach toward the job.
Capistrano Connections Academy charter school conducts its classes online. But students weren’t about to consent to a virtual commencement.
The University of Southern California released its list of the top 10 charter schools in California on Tuesday, which includes two campuses in L.A. County.
Ana Venegas expects opposition to the Obama administration policy, which helps young people like her. The opposition could even lead to its revocation, she says.
KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman Lopez with Bernardo Ruiz, director of "Reportero," a documentary at the LA Film Festival that at a Tijuana journo who risks his life to report on crime
A literary group started by novelist Dave Eggers is unveiling a collection of writing by Los Angeles teenagers, the second of two released in under a week.
“What am I doing with the kids this summer?” is a question that’s perplexed some parents and guardians while it’s provided comfort to others.
The board of the Orange County Department of Education appointed former Santa Ana Unified Superintendent Al Mijares as new Superintendent on Thursday.
A small San Gabriel Valley school district announced Wednesday that it’s won a big federal grant to nurture a new generation of scientists.