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

Building boom at LA Community Colleges

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.

Historic NBA rivalry brings Southern California fans from far and wide to Staples Center

The early birds are arriving at Staples Center for tonight's 5:30 NBA finals game between Los Angeles and Boston.

California to decide adoption of national school standards

After a year-long effort, the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers today released a set of recommended standards for math and English high school instruction. Now it's up to California and other states to decide whether to adopt the recommended benchmarks.

Loyola Marymount University selects interim president

An interim president takes over today at Loyola Marymount University.

Nearly 800,000 off on L.A. Unified's furlough day

The Los Angeles Unified School District shut down today as part of a budget-cutting agreement with district labor unions.

First furlough day for 680,000 L.A. Unified students

The parents and guardians of nearly 700,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students had to make alternate plans for their kids today. It’s the first unpaid day off for the staffs of most district schools.

Cal State Fullerton cuts three foreign language degrees

As a cost-cutting move the president of California State University Fullerton is eliminating the bachelors and masters degrees in German. He's also eliminating the masters degree in French.

Los Tigres del Norte to play Disney Concert Hall

Disney Hall officials held a press preview today for the June 25 concert of San Jose-based Los Tigres del Norte, the most popular norteño band in the United States and Mexico.

LA Unified cancels hundreds of layoff notices

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted this afternoon to rescind 522 preliminary layoff notices.

Cal State Dominguez Hills graduates one of largest classes in campus history

In ceremonies throughout the Southland this week graduates will move their tassels to the left side of their mortarboards and proceed on their next steps in life. Forty-five years after it enrolled its first students, California State University Dominguez Hills graduated the largest class in its history a few days ago.

LA Unified teens compete in district-wide talent contest

Hundreds of teenagers from Los Angeles Unified schools are set to descend on the Paramount Studios lot tomorrow for a competition. The students participate in an after school program that imparts arts training along with leadership skills.

National Latino museum advocates to hold LA forum

Members of a Congressional commission that’s crafting a proposal for a national museum of Latinos in Washington D.C. have scheduled a public hearing on the plan in Los Angeles tomorrow. The commission includes actress Eva Longoria Parker, music producer Emilio Estefan, along with Latino educators and cultural advocates.

CSU let go over 2,000 lecturers in last year

The California State University system let go nearly 2,500 instructors in the last year, according to the union that represents faculty at Cal State’s 23 campuses.

Cal State University to hike summer fees

A judge ruled today that the California State University may add another charge to most students who take summer school classes.

Pomona robotics program motivates elementary students

National education leaders worry about the United States’ ability to produce enough homegrown university math graduates trained for technical careers. Today, a teacher training program at Cal Poly Pomona marks its fourth year of trying to reverse that equation.