Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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Adolfo reports on K-12 education and higher education for Southern California Public Radio.

He’s been a reporter at SCPR since 2000 and in that time has covered many different types of stories including elections, transportation, fires, and the arts. His most memorable stories are the on-site reports at the 2007 May Day Melee protests at L.A.’s MacArthur Park, a fatal apartment collapse that shed light on L.A.'s dearth of housing inspectors, University of California students coping with hunger, South Gate overcoming political corruption, the 25th anniversary of L.A.’s seminal 1977 punk rock scene, social work interns helping students from military families cope, political dirty tricks funded by public funds in the Inglewood Unified School District, a profile of prominent L.A. poet Wanda Coleman, and a feature about Adolfo’s name appearing on the TV show "The Simpsons".

Adolfo's awards include the 2006 L.A. Press Club’s Radio Journalist of the Year and a regional Edward R. Murrow honor.

2016 is Adolfo’s 20th year in public radio news. He was hired in 1996 by KPBS-FM in San Diego as a producer for the daily news talk show These Days. He lives in Long Beach with his wife and kids.

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Some school districts open, others shut down for Thanksgiving week

A lot of Southland public school students have the week off — and a lot of others are supposed to be in school.

Cal State Long Beach graduate student examines the art of procrastination

Call it, "procrastivity," or engaging in activities that amount to procrastination. After it gripped one Southland graduate student so tight that she ignored a looming deadline, she decided to turn that procrastination into art.

California community college leaders promise to raise graduation rates

California community college leaders are set to deliver a pledge in Los Angeles today to significantly increase graduation rates at their institutions in the next decade.

Candidates file for LA Unified board seats

And they’re off. Nineteen people have filed their intent to run for seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.

Pasadena Unified board to decide whether to close 2 schools

After months of passionate public hearings, Pasadena Unified board of education is set to vote Tuesday whether to close two campuses. The district is grappling with a budget deficit.

Los Angeles band Aztlan Underground gets 4 Native American Music Awards nominations

The 12th annual Native American Music Awards takes place in upstate New York tonight. Los Angeles band Aztlan Underground is nominated in four categories. Its artistic growth has contributed to that recognition.

National Women's Law Center files federal complaint against Irvine Unified over girls' sports

The National Women’s Law Center has filed a federal complaint against a dozen school districts across the country, including Irvine Unified. The lawsuit alleges that they failed to provide high school girls with equal opportunities to play sports.

New chief for LA Unified police force

LA Unified’s board of education has tapped LAPD Captain Steven Zipperman to head the school district’s 500-member police force.

North Orange County teachers move to strike

Hundreds of La Habra elementary school teachers are likely to authorize a strike vote tonight over stalled contract talks with their school district.

UC President defends proposed student fee hike

In an open letter to the state released Monday, the president of the University of California system made the case for higher student fees and reduced employee benefits.

Dance troupe takes over LA City Hall

It’s been home to many notable public servants - and some shady politicians. Tomorrow, possibly for the first time, Los Angeles City Hall will host a performance by a modern dance company that’s marking its 25th anniversary.

LA Unified teachers take Islam workshop

Some L.A. Unified teachers recently finished a weekend workshop about one of the key issues of our time: Islam and the Arab world.

Carly Fiorina concedes California Senate race to Barbara Boxer [Updated]

After refusing to concede last night, Carly Fiorina conceded today in her bid for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat. Boxer declared victory on election night, despite Fiorina's initial refusal to concede.

US Senate candidate Carly Fiorina loses to incumbent Barbara Boxer

U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina lost to incumbent Barbara Boxer in Tuesday's election, with the latest results showing Boxer with a 10 point victory.

College students vote for propositions; voters express concerns

Students at Cal State Long Beach today discussed why the state's ballot propositions are important. Despite classes during the middle of the school day, students from CSU Long Beach, are turning out to vote.