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

Jeffrey Deitch, director of LA's MOCA, resigns; what's behind it

Jeffrey Deitch, the sometimes controversial director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, announced Wednesday he is resigning.

Arcadia school district settles transgender discrimination case

Arcadia Unified has agreed to improvements on transgender student rights to settle a discrimination investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal officials investigating USC sexual assault policies

USC students said Monday the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating alleged mishandling of sexual assault complaints

A few Los Angeles, Inglewood libraries serving summer lunch

Libraries in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties are joining summer lunch programs. Advocates want to combine learning with healthier nutrition.

Cal State Fullerton launches Vietnamese teaching program

Cal State Fullerton will soon be offering a Vietnamese language BA and teaching credential program. Parents have been clamoring for language classes for their kids.

Some students, faculty oppose Napolitano as new UC president

Activists plan to protest the U.C. Regents vote Thursday on whether to name Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano as the university system's president.

Teen's summer vacation: Visiting wells and clinics in Africa

Encino teen Lulu Cerone has more projects going this summer than most adults will complete in an entire year. Experts say the experience will give her a leg up.

Praise for likely hiring of Janet Napolitano as UC president

US Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano brings heft to the president post. The UC Regents committee is likely to appoint her next week.

Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano named next UC president

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is stepping down from her Cabinet post to become the next president of the University of California system.

UTLA teachers give superintendent below average marks

In teacher survey, 85% rate Superintendent John Deasy's performance as below average or poor. Union to send results to L.A. Unified board.

Chinese teenagers try out American summer schools

Southern California is a big summer destination for Chinese teenagers.They believe American high schools and colleges are superior to those in China.

Angelinos remember future Saint John Paul II's 1987 visit

With John Paul II cleared for sainthood, Southern California Catholics remember the late Pope's visit to Los Angeles.

Bill to expand transgender students rights on Brown's desk

Transgender students rights bill lands on governor's desk. If signed into law, school districts would have to recognize sexual identity of transgender student.

Update: Vladovic elected LA Unified School Board president

Richard Vladovic was elected president of the L.A. Unified School Board on Tuesday. Newly-elected member Monica Ratliff was also sworn in.

After six months on job Cal State chancellor gets windfall

New Cal State chancellor Tim White trying to shape up 23-university system. Improved funding has made him popular, but larger decisions will test his leadership.