Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter
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
As high school seniors graduate, the ones on their way to college trust that the choices they’ve made will guarantee a good education and a secure future. A recent visit with high school seniors at two campuses sheds light on how they decided on the college of their choice.
The Los Angeles Unified school board re-elected president Monica Garcia today to a fourth term as its president.
This week, the Los Angeles County Office of Education got ready to close more than two dozen schools that serve troubled teens. When word got out that budget cuts had forced the move, county supervisors and officials at the Office of Education got to work.
Based on school district budget plans filed three months ago, California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell says a record number of school districts aren’t likely to meet their financial obligations in the coming years.
In a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court today, 77 people claim the operators of Montecito Fine Arts School defrauded them before closing last summer.
The Los Angeles-based visual artist John Baldessari is among the most influential living artists today. The most comprehensive U.S. exhibit of his work in 20 years opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Unified’s board of education yesterday approved a final budget for the next fiscal year. To close a large state funding gap the school district is projecting it’ll have to lay off nearly 3,000 employees before the fall to help close a large funding deficit.
The Getty unveiled a new online resource for teachers today that gathers classroom art exercises created by internationally-known visual artists.
Los Angeles Unified’s $20 billion school construction program is humming along, building schools in crowded areas. But a group of Maywood parents is trying to halt the district’s use of eminent domain in their neighborhood.
Long Beach Unified is one of several Southland school districts that have yet to make final the list of teachers they plan to lay off to help close funding deficits.
Retired Los Angeles Philharmonic general manager Ernest Fleischmann died in his L.A. home on Sunday. In a nearly three-decade career with the orchestra, Fleischmann raised the group’s regional and worldwide profile.
A new study by an East Coast-based education think tank has found a significant dip in California’s high school graduation rates.
The Muslim Student Union at the University of California Irvine faces a one-year suspension from campus activities, four months after Muslim students disrupted a campus speech by Israel’s ambassador to the United States.
Voters in the Republican primary yesterday selected former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to challenge incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer in the November general election for U.S. Senate.
Officials at West Los Angeles College in Culver City have scheduled a ceremonial groundbreaking this weekend for a new building. The effort is part of a multi-campus construction project fueled by $2.2 billion in voter-approved construction bonds.