Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three board members &ndash two of them newly elected &ndash took the oath of office at the LA Unified School District this afternoon.
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.
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.
The economy’s forcing the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to cut back on exhibits it had planned in the next year. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has more.
KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports on the centennial of USC's school of education.
Producer Quincy Jones called on some of the top session musicians in the business to work on Michael Jackson’s albums. And much of that work took place in Los Angeles. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez talked to some of those musicians and has this story.
As she cast a vote in favor of budget cuts and employee layoffs on Tuesday, L.A. Unified’s board president said she hoped the tone between school district administrators and labor unions would change. As KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
San Gabriel Valley voters are the latest to consider passage of a parcel tax to raise money for their struggling school district. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports there’s a notable difference from similar efforts around Southern California.
On a 5-2 vote on Tuesday the Los Angeles Unified school board approved more than a billion and a half dollars in budget cuts for the next several years. The cuts include the layoff, effective next week, of more than 4,000 employees, more than half of those teachers. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.
The Los Angeles Unified School Board has scheduled a meeting today at 1 in the afternoon. Its outcome could change the school district for years to come. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.