Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Sr. Education Reporter
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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is KPCC's lead education reporter. 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
L.A. Unified has restored five instructional days to its calendar and to rescind 10 unpaid days off for teachers.
California State University trustees cancelled Tuesday's scheduled debate and vote on so-called “punishment" fees for students taking too many classes and taking too long to graduate.
For three years a professor of social work at USC has helped to educate a small army of counselors who work with kids in military families at schools and other agencies.
Advocates say educators have done a poor job supporting kids in military families at school through the stressful times before, during, and after military deployments. That’s changing.
L.A. County Metro inaugurated the county’s first toll lanes on the Harbor freeway Saturday night. Solo drivers will need to buy a $40 transponder.
The season for college visits is upon us. Universities and colleges across the country are increasingly creating mobile apps to enhance potential students' tours.
Election night was a rollercoaster for hundreds of thousands of California educators who kept a close eye on Proposition 30 past the midnight hour.
The Museum of Latin American Art has laid off its chief curator and four other workers to cut $600,000 from its budget.
To remain fiscally solvent, California requires all public school districts to maintain a rainy day reserve fund of about three percent of their unrestricted funds.
A new online game for high school students is designed around one of the most high stakes decisions teenagers make: successfully applying to college.
The L.A. City Council is taking time out from its Friday meeting to praise local charter school advocates as California’s charter school law turns 20 years old.
A recent audit finds that the US government and California have done a poor job monitoring millions of federal dollars for charter schools.
The Long Beach Public Library is sending two staffers to Cambodia this weekend to purchase 1,000 books to satisfy demand from its book-hungry Cambodian patrons.
Compton College lost accreditation and local control seven years ago after a mismanagement scandal and a corruption probe of the board of trustees led California officials to take over the campus.
State officials are telling schools, churches & food banks to destroy peanut butter made by Sunland Incorporated, based in New Mexico.