Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Sr. Education Reporter
- Phone: (213) 621-3469
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
In an effort to boost the number of Latino doctors, surgical pathologist Fernando Antelo started a workshop titled: “Frida Kahlo - The Forgotten Medical Student”.
Academic Performance Index scores for public schools are out. California education officials say most schools reached the coveted 800-point goal for the first time.
Academic Performance Index scores are up 10 points throughout California, and a majority of schools scored the state goal for the first time in 13 years.
California education officials say that for the first time, a majority of schools reached the coveted 800-point Academic Performance Index goals.
Compton College had an illustrious 80-year history before it lost academic accreditation and nearby El Camino College took over its administration.
After 22 years, Paul Schimmel opened his last exhibit as chief curator at LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Fans are recalling some of his most memorable shows.
U.C. Riverside chancellor Timothy White leaving to lead massive California State University system.
California's State Superintendent has picked Kent Taylor, a Kern County superintendent, to take over the fiscally troubled Inglewood Unified School District.
California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction is set to announce his pick to run the Inglewood Unified School District for the state.
Yvonne Mounsey dies, had stellar career with Ballanchine's NYC Ballet, then decades teaching children and adults at Westside Ballet in Santa Monica.
A list of the most memorable school-related films.
Police arrested two people in the San Gabriel Valley in connection with the theft two weeks ago of $10M in high profile paintings.
The effort to factor student test scores into teacher evaluations in L.A. Unified got a big push Thursday. It came in the form of multi-million dollar grants from the US Department of Education.
Cal State trustees announced a list of institutional stake-holders who will participate in the final chancellor interviews next week.
An alleged hazing incident at a San Gabriel Valley high school prompted an investigation and the arrests of four students last week and this week has generated the threat of a lawsuit involving the school’s soccer coach.