Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Correspondent

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
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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

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.

Museums marketing revamp working for some

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.

New board members sworn in at L.A. Unified

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.

New LA Unified School District board members sworn in

Three board members &ndash two of them newly elected &ndash took the oath of office at the LA Unified School District this afternoon.

L.A. Unified disciplines principal over racy photos

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.

New LA Unified board members take oath

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.

LACMA cancels exhibits to help close deficit

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.

USC School of Education turns 100

KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports on the centennial of USC's school of education.

Michael Jackson's LA session musicians remember

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.