Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter

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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

Summer class regenerates student cultural roots

Second- and third-generation immigrants tend to lose the language and culture of their ancestors. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has this report about high school students in a summer school course intended to break that pattern.

Cal State chancellor says layoffs likely even with furloughs

California State University’s chancellor said today he anticipates layoffs next year even if its largest union agrees to furloughs. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has more.

FBI arrests punk rock gang founder in LA

FBI agents in L.A. have arrested the founder of a nationwide street gang that allegedly extorted and beat up people at punk rock concerts. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

UC campuses to make major budget cuts

The University of California Board of Regents has asked each of the 10 UC campuses to cut budgets so they can help reduce an $813 million system-wide deficit.

Nonprofit awards SoCal cities for kid-friendly recreation

A national nonprofit has lauded several Southland cities for their kid-friendly recreation policies. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the details.

Cal State faculty begin furlough vote

Thousands of Cal State university employees begin a week-long vote today to decide whether they’ll accept two furlough days a month. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

Theater presents 3 generations of California war veteran stories

The war experiences of three generations of California veterans come to life today in a theater production organized by Loyola Marymount University. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

Patriarch of LA County legal family dies

A funeral mass is scheduled today in Chino Hills for a man whose influence continues in the Los Angeles County courts. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

Governance problems at schools run by LA mayor

L.A. Unified’s teachers union released an internal study today that outlines significant governance problems at the 10 campuses under the control of Los Angeles’ mayor.

OC high school students claim principal censored magazine

Summer school students at Orange High School are still reeling over what they call censorship just before the school year ended. The journalism students are challenging the principal, who confiscated 300 copies of their annual magazine. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports on the controversy.

Museums marketing revamp working for some

The dip in the economy last year forced many Southland museums officials to rethink their marketing strategies to get people through the turnstiles. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez says some administrators believe it’s paying off.

New board members sworn in at L.A. Unified

Two new members and a re-elected one took the oath of office to join the LA Unified School District board. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez says the three implored the school district find a way to improve education despite a looming budget deficit.

New LA Unified School District board members sworn in

Three board members &ndash two of them newly elected &ndash took the oath of office at the LA Unified School District this afternoon.

L.A. Unified disciplines principal over racy photos

The public school superintendent in Los Angeles says he has disciplined leaders at a San Fernando Valley high school for allowing a racy photo shoot with student football players. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

New LA Unified board members take oath

Three elected board members take the oath of office at L.A. Unified School District today. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez tells us what’s in store for them.