Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter

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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

Founder of renowned restaurant Guelaguetza returns to Mexico

After nearly 20 years in the U.S., Fernando Lopez satisfied his yearning for home Sunday when he got on a plane and moved back to Oaxaca.

California rolls out practice computer-based tests

California teachers, parents and the public can try out the new, computerized public school test that's expected to reach California students in two years.

What makes a memorable commencement speech?

The college graduation speech season is in full bloom. But not all of them end up smelling like a rose.

Teacher victory in LAUSD race doesn’t bode well for Deasy

Monica Ratliff’s win of an open seat on L.A. Unified’s Board of Education could provide some discomfort for the superintendent’s reform agenda.

CSU to use online instruction to ease class crunch

Cal State officials are counting on a $10 million dollar proposed state budget bump to ease class bottlenecks affecting tens of thousands of students.

LA Unified candidates in pivotal race debate

Los Angeles Unified school board candidates squared off on key policies, trying to highlight differences that didn't appear as wide as each candidate contends.

Money pours, unevenly, into LA Unified school board election

Political newcomer Antonio Sanchez is benefiting from huge outside spending. Monica Ratliff is banking on her credentials as a teacher and union leader instead.

Breakfast in the Classroom is big political win for Deasy

Teachers' complaints were drowned out as Pro-Deasy groups and the union that represents cafeteria workers, SEIU 99, jumped into action to support the program.

UPDATED: LA Unified school board continues free breakfast program

LA Unified school board unanimously decided to keep Breakfast in the Classroom, the focus of a "power struggle" between supporters, opponents of Supt. Deasy.

Design school publishes anti-gun violence children’s books

Pasadena's Art Center College of Design has inserted itself into one of the most pressing issues facing this country: gun violence

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.