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

LA leaders praise departing LAPD chief

Los Angeles city leaders widely praised LAPD chief Bill Bratton’s success at fighting crime after he announced today he’s leaving his post in several months, three years before his term is up. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has this report.

New state education data shows changes in dropout rates

State education officials released updated dropout data this week. Dropout rates rose at some school districts and fell at others. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports that the rates may not be the most accurate indicator of a school district’s success or failure at graduating students.

OC man charged with hacking video game consoles

Federal agents arrested an Anaheim resident Monday on charges that he modified home video game consoles to play counterfeit games.

Pasadena Summer School Takes in Regional Students

Budget cuts hit summer school programs hard in many Southland communities. For more than 30 years one Pasadena summer school program has weathered the funding roller coaster. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez paid a visit Friday as the month-long program wrapped up for the summer.

O'Connell praises data-driven schools improvement

California’s superintendent of public schools today visited a Southland school district he says is tackling education inequality by the numbers. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

17 people detained in Compton immigrant drop house

L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies detained 17 people yesterday at a suspected illegal immigrant drop house in Compton. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has more.

Bad economy hits OC arts center

It was a tough fiscal year for Orange County’s largest arts non-profit. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the details.

Cal State faculty approve 2 day a month furlough

Members of California State University’s faculty union have approved a plan to accept two unpaid days off a month beginning next month. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

Online public high school approved

One Southland school district has rebuilt the traditional schoolhouse... online. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story of the first school of its kind in the state.

Cal State approves student fee increases and furloughs

As expected, trustees of the California State University system approved a cost cutting plan to help close a half-billion dollar deficit brought on by Sacramento budget cuts. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez attended the trustees’ meeting in Long Beach and filed this report.

Budget deal deals schools a budget blow

The budget deal the governor and state lawmakers hammered out spreads a lot of pain around California. KPCC's Nick Roman says the state’s public schools, from kindergarten to college, will feel their share.

Tipline up for US victims of Baja crime

There’s a new resource for visitors from the United States who’ve been victims of or have witnessed a crime in neighboring Baja California. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

Baja California police chief urges US residents to use crime hotline

The chief of Baja California’s state police are urging Southland travelers with information about crimes in Baja to use a new telephone tipline. He spoke at a news conference at the Los Angeles office of the Consulate General of Mexico.

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.