Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter
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
Youth rarely forget hurtful words uttered by adults they admire and respect. An art exhibit tackles the subject through screen prints by teens.
Former Green Dot Charter Schools president Marshall Tuck has announced he'll run for the highest education post in California: Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Mayor Garcetti has picked an education deputy. In an odd arrangement, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana was hired by the school district to work for Garcetti.
California’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that nurses aren't the only school employees allowed to administer insulin to diabetic kids at public schools.
Thanks to an influx of state funds, students will return to schools with staffs largely intact. And gone is the protracted preparation for standardized tests.
Students from second to eleventh grades take the STAR, multiple choice tests. Teachers say it promotes rote memorization. New test and learning standards are coming.
An SAT test prep center in L.A.’s Koreatown runs a popular SAT summer boot camp for kids determined to get into their dream school. But is it worth the money?
Over the next week, L.A. Unified will give 1,500 teachers a few days of training on using new iPad applications in the classroom.
An L.A. Councilman is proposing more barriers at the points-of-entry on the Venice boardwalk after a man drove his vehicle into the area Saturday, killing one person.
The discussions included LAPD officers, the US Attorney for California's Central District, LA County’s Sheriff, an LA County Supervisor, senior citizens, and others.
University of California released its top salaries: $2,234,000 for a UCLA basketball coach; $2,232,000 for a world-famous UCLA transplant surgeon.
"I don't think Jeffrey should be demonized. He did what he does. The real problem was the vision of the board."
Jeffrey Deitch, the sometimes controversial director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, announced Wednesday he is resigning.
Arcadia Unified has agreed to improvements on transgender student rights to settle a discrimination investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.
USC students said Monday the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating alleged mishandling of sexual assault complaints