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

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.

Cal State mental health services need improvement

A new study by the California State University system indicates higher-than-average incidences of depression and anxiety among Cal State students who seek mental health services.

UC students rally to protect Cal Grant funding

Students from UCLA, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara rallied Wednesday at the state office building in downtown L.A. to support funding for the statewide Cal Grant scholarships.

Capistrano Unified hires new superintendent

The Capistrano Unified school board has hired a new superintendent, in hopes of stopping a revolving door of top leadership in the last several years.

Judge stops layoffs at 3 LA schools

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday the L.A. Unified School District cannot lay off teachers at three campuses hit harder than others by layoffs last year.

Immigration officials unveil redesigned green card

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that it’s made major changes to the green card — starting with its color.

Long Beach district to cut five school days

Students in the Southland’s second-largest public school district are the latest to lose instructional days because of cuts in state education funding.

UCLA conference seeks betterment of young black males

A two-day conference with an ambitious goal begins tomorrow at UCLA. Its organizers want to turn around the lives of young black males in Los Angeles.

Survey measures effects of school funding change

Last year, California legislators made an unprecedented change to public school funding. They removed restrictions on dozens of funding sources so school districts could use that money to balance budgets soaked with red ink. The state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office released survey results that shed light on the effects of the change.

Demolition to begin on Sunset Blvd. bridge

The $1 billion project to widen and improve the 405 Freeway through LA’s Sepulveda Pass involves demolishing and rebuilding three bridges over the freeway.