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

Tuition plan gets a push from Biden, shrug from some

Vice President Joe Biden promoted the administration's free community college tuition plan, but it's California's cost of living that's the real problem, he's told.

Should CA follow AZ’s lead and make civics test a graduation requirement?

After success in Arizona, civics education advocates are looking to push through a requirement in California that public school students pass an exam based on one given for U.S. citizenship.

8 SoCal community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees

Community college campuses received approval to offer four-year bachelor's degrees in industrial automation, dental hygiene and other in-demand fields.

Group targets California for student civics test requirement

Some educators support a civics test to graduate from California high schools, but others say students already take too many tests.

Should California postpone using new student test scores?

Results from new statewide standardized tests will likely be low. But that's fine, some say, because any results will begin to measure progress.

Duncan calls for revamp of 'No Child Left Behind' but backs testing

U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan's call for a revision of No Child Left Behind also included a renewal of the administration's support for annual testing.

Feds issue warning about English learner education

An ongoing lawsuit alleges California officials did little to oversee school districts teaching English learners, leading to 20,000 falling through the cracks.

Remembering - and listening to - the distinct voice of Michele Serros

KPCC reporter and poet Adolfo Guzman-Lopez on the ground-breaking writer Michele Serros.

Michele Serros, Chicana novelist and poet, remembered

Chicana novelist and poet Michele Serros died from cancer over the weekend at the age of 48. She was known for her irreverent observations and humor.

Novelist, poet Michele Serros dead at age 48

Michele Serros approached her work with irreverence, said her friends. Her insights on growing up as a Southern California Chicana had broad appeal.

UC tuition increases: Where would the money go?

As the debate continues over proposed tuition increases for University of California system students versus more state funding, the players lay out their arguments.

CSU Fullerton president joins key D.C. group board

Graduates of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute leadership program work in the Obama administration as well as in other federal offices.

UCLA professors force a vote on diversity class requirement

Opponents collected enough signatures to mandate a vote among faculty on a requirement for a diversity class for undergraduates.

FCC action to boost Internet speeds for California schools

The FCC voted for more funding to speed up Internet connections for schools, but consumers may see their phone fees increase by $2 per year as a result.

LAUSD students hope for iPads, but get disappointment

King Drew Medical Magnet High School was supposed to be one of 27 campuses getting iPads for all students as part of LAUSD's phased tablet rollout.