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

Major retrospective of artist John Baldessari opens at LACMA

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.

LA Unified budget includes nearly 3,000 layoffs

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.

Getty unveils classroom art exercises by acclaimed artists

The Getty unveiled a new online resource for teachers today that gathers classroom art exercises created by internationally-known visual artists.

Maywood activists oppose LAUSD eminent domain

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 teachers still face layoffs

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.

Los Angeles Philharmonic's retired managing director Ernest Fleischmann dies

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.

New study finds dip in California high school graduation rates

A new study by an East Coast-based education think tank has found a significant dip in California’s high school graduation rates.

Muslim student group at UC Irvine faces suspension

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.

Carly Fiorina gives acceptance speech at Anaheim rally

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.

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.