Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Correspondent
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
Howard Zinn, the 87-year-old leftist historian who had taught at Boston University and Spelman College, died in Santa Monica today reportedly of a heart attack.
As the Los Angeles Unified School Districts seeks a new chief for its police department, student rights advocates today called for an overhaul to the way the department carries out its mission.
The union that represents more than 2,000 San Juan Capistrano teachers ends a work slowdown today as mediators try to thaw a labor contract out of a months-long impasse.
Since 10:30 this morning Orange County fire crews have been reinforcing 15-foot tall sand berms in Seal Beach to protect oceanfront homes from growing surf.
Coastal, low-lying areas such as Sunset Beach are a source of concern for Orange County officials.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill into law at an elementary school in Compton and promised it would turn around low-performing public schools.
According to UC admission numbers released today, applications for fall 2010 admissions to the university's nine campuses are up nearly 6percent.
A couple of years ago MOCA, Los Angeles — one of the most prestigious contemporary art museums in the world — was broke, nearly to the point of closing its doors. It has appointed a new chief. The new museum director hopes to use his vast private art world experience to the museum’s benefit.
The week-long event in 1910 turned a flat field near what's now the city of Carson into the world capital of heavier-than-air flight.
More than a thousand people overflowed the Church of the Nativity in El Monte this morning to pay their last respects to slain educator and school board member Bobby Salcedo.
A funeral mass is underway in El Monte for Bobby Salcedo, a popular educator who was shot and killed while on vacation New Year's Eve in Durango, Mexico. He and several other men were pulled from a bar, kidnapped, and executed. (Audio: KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is at the Nativity Church in El Monte.)
Burial is scheduled today for El Monte educator Bobby Salcedo, one week after gunmen killed him in a drug cartel hot zone in Northern Mexico.
Burial is scheduled this week for Bobby Salcedo, a popular El Monte educator fatally shot in Mexico on New Year’s Eve. Mexico’s consul general in Los Angeles says the incident, while tragic, shouldn’t discourage travel to Mexico.
Teenagers drop out of school for many reasons – social, psychological, family stresses and academic challenges. Learning Works charter school in Pasadena employs more than half a dozen young people, some only a couple of years out of high school, to chase down dropouts, check on their performance and help them keep a lid on the drama in their lives.
In less than two years the Learning Works charter school in Pasadena has helped many chronic dropouts and minors on probation to finish their studies and earn high school diplomas.