Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Sr. Education Reporter
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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is KPCC's lead education reporter. 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
National watchdog group says cheating on standardized tests happens in 37 states across the country, with notable cases in Southern California.
Hikers on Sunday at the popular trail in Altadena expressed sadness at the death of a 17-year-old girl two days earlier.
More than 1,500 people marched through the streets of Pacoima on Saturday to commemorate the civil rights struggles of the late labor leader.
Author Cris Beam was inspired by her time as a volunteer at a school for gay and transgender kids.
In a 4-3 vote, LA Unified’s board of education prevented current board president Monica Garcia from running for a seventh term as president when the board convenes in July.
Alleged victims of LA Unified teacher say a higher up was told of sex abuse accusations but the teacher remained in a classroom for years.
Can MOCA build up its endowment enough to be able to go it alone? Experts say it's a smart plan -- and the timing is better than it has been for years.
The 23-campus California State University has begun discussing how to spend a $125 million funding increase proposed by Governor Jerry Brown.
The outgoing Los Angeles mayor made a big play for public education. But he was rebuffed, and his smaller goals proved elusive. This is part of a series looking at the mayor's legacy.
From an Argentine restaurant in Van Nuys to downtown Los Angeles, Catholics were excited at the selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
March 15 has been a date of dread for California public school teachers. It’s the preliminary deadline for school districts to send out "Reduction In Force" notices, aka, layoff notices.
The art world is buzzing over a proposal by the massive LA County Museum of Art to take over downtown's much smaller Museum of Contemporary Art.
The L.A. County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard is moving to acquire and run the much smaller Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown L.A.
After nearly $6 million in spending, Steve Zimmer and Monica Garcia kept their seats, while a third race will be decided by a runoff.
The L.A. County Office of Education to train principals, teachers and police how to respond to an armed person on campus.