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

Water not major factor as schools go to artificial grass

Replacing a natural grass field with artificial turf can cost up to $5 million, while reconditioning an existing grass field yearly can cost about $250,000.

$30 million awarded for school water conservation projects

California schools win state water board grants to build water-saving projects and teach conservation. Los Angeles Unified will get $5 million.

End California's ban on race-based university admissions, nonprofit says

Authors of a study from the nonprofit The Campaign for College Opportunity say the ban should be overturned to help improve college attainment rates for African-Americans.

LAUSD selects deputy to head technology office

Shahryar Khazei steps in to head Los Angeles Unified's information technology office and continue work to fix the district's troubled student data system.

Hot Wheels school lessons draw raves and criticism

Mattel funded university researchers to create math and science lessons for fourth-graders using Hot Wheels cars. Critics say the partnership crosses the line.

Cal State: $59M more needed to increase enrollment

The California State University plans to push for more state funds than that provided in the governor's budget plan so it can expand enrollment by 10,000 students.

Attorneys sue Compton Unified to address student trauma

Violence, abuse and other trauma creates an impairment in students, public interest lawyers say in a suit filed Monday. They want schools to address the issue.

California education groups mostly happy with budget plan

Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan revision provided what many expected: a windfall for education. But not everyone is pleased with the results.

AG to California colleges: work with police on assault cases

Attorney General Kamala Harris told California colleges and universities to collaborate with local police in addressing student complaints of sexual assault.

California budget: How teachers, community colleges will use extra state funds

Gov. Brown's revised budget is due Thursday, and beneficiaries of an expected revenue windfall — schools and community colleges — know how they want to spend it.

Students help teach as district tackles Common Core math

The Downey Unified School District has taken an approach to math classes under Common Core that has students talking and teaching.

Ex-Corinthian students discouraged from for-profit colleges

Legal Aid warns former students of Corinthian Colleges against enrolling in another for-profit campus without understanding the impact on their student debt.

LAUSD board seeking fix for college prep requirements

A policy aimed at getting Los Angeles Unified students prepared for college threatens to derail graduation for students unless a solution is found.

Report: Latinos need support to increase UC admissions

Campaign for College Opportunity says Latinos are less likely to hold college degrees than other racial/ethnic groups, trailing in college readiness, enrollment and degree completion rates.

Jury sides against CSU students in $80M fee case

California State University system argued it should not have to reimburse millions of dollars to students who paid additional fees in 2009.