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

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.

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.