Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter
Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is an education reporter for KPCC. 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
During the last week, fans flocked to the Apollo Theater in Harlem to remember legendary singer James Brown. The Capitol Rotunda was one of several locations in which Americans honored former President Gerald Ford before his burial Wednesday. Place is important for those who mourn, and not just for the high and mighty. More than a dozen people gathered at a Long Beach intersection this week to remember the death of their 16- year-old friend.
The New Year's feast known as Oshogatsu is the most important holiday celebration in Japan. In the United States, many Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans have abandoned it, but by some accounts that's changing.
Many Mexicans and Central American immigrants can't imagine Christmas without a hot fruit drink called ponche, but one of its main ingredients has been hard to find in this country - until now
There's plenty of music to accompany the Jewish "Festival of Lights." But an LA-based music producer decided most Hanukkah songs out there are boring, so he produced his own.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled unconstitutional Thursday the law that would have given Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a significant role in managing the LA Unified School District.
The LA Unified School District estimates that there are 10,000 students in the district whose families don't have their own homes, but only five people are assigned to serve as advocates and counselors to them.
Some of those in charge of computer network security at Southland UC campuses say no computer network is a hundred percent secure. They hope the UCLA investigation will help them to strengthen their own computer networks.
The Los Angeles office of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has obtained a settlement of almost $1.5 million for 48 Thai workers who were held against their will.
Mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman began her career in working-class East LA and over the last two decades has become a world-class opera diva.
LA's Museum of Contemporary Art has opened an exhibit of works by Mark Rothko, one of America's most important abstract expressionist painters.
Each week, for the next year, theatergoers in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to see seven different short plays by the same writer. They're part of a national theater festival called 365 Days/365 Plays.
The LA Unified School Board said goodbye yesterday to retiring superintendent Roy Romer and installed David Brewer III as his replacement. As Romer was being honored, Brewer was getting his first taste of the hard realities of the job.
Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has just won reelection to another term as Governor, but Democrats are already starting to openly talk about a future gubernatorial run by another political superstar - L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Following this year's immigrants' rights marches, there was a push to get more Latinos to head to the polls on Election Day. Now, activists are hoping that effort will help influence Tuesday's midterms elections.
Proposition 86 supporters say the measure to hike the sales tax on cigarettes would reduce smoking rates and health care costs but Proposition 86 opponents say the proposition would be a boon for hospitals and HMOs.