Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
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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

LAUSD Trustee Calls for Moratorium on Charter Schools

The LA Unified School District recently approved its 100th charter school, but now a member of the LA Unified Board of Education is proposing a one-year moratorium on charters.

Maywood Elected Officials Declare City Sanctuary For Immigrants

In some cities near Los Angeles with large Latino populations, officials aren't just opposing tougher immigration laws under debate in Congress. They're designating their communities as sanctuaries for the undocumented, instructing police to roll back enforcement of certain offenses.

LACMA Turns 40

The LA County Museum of Art is 40 years old, but some see the museum as a youngster with a lot of potential.

Students Walk Out to Protest Immigration Bill

An estimated 36,000 students walked out of schools in Los Angeles County to protest an immigration bill passed by the House of Representatives that would make it a felony to be in the country illegally.

LA's Mayor Gets Educated on School Control

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa travels to New York to learn how the Big Apple's mayor took control of the public schools.

Neighbors Complain of Toxic Soil at School Construction Site

Residents say that the LA Unified School District say the LAUSD failed to warn them about toxic soil at a middle school under construction.

Film Explores Latino Student Boycotts of the 1960s

Edward James Olmos directs a new HBO film, Walkout, which dramatizes a series of boycotts in 1968 by Mexican American students in East LA.

LACMA to Display Nazi-Looted Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will display five Gustav Klimt paintings looted by the Nazis. The artwork was recently returned to the heirs of the person who originally owned the artwork.

Study Finds Many CSU Freshmen Lack College Skills

A report finds that a third of incoming Cal State freshman needed remedial math classes while almost half needed remedial English instruction.

Plans for LA Arts School Move Forward

The LA Unified Board of Education approves a construction contract for a new arts high school, despite a ballooning price tag.

Mayoral Control Issue Dominates School Board Race

Los Angeles voters this week will choose a new member of the LA Unified Board of Education. The race has become somewhat of a battleground in the issue over whether Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa should take control of the school district.

Questions Surround LA School Board Candidate

Court records show union-backed candidate Christopher Arellano was convicted of theft twice in the 1990s. KPCC has also learned there are questions surrounding his academic background.

'A Royal Rendezvous' in Long Beach

The two-year-old Queen Mary Two and the original Queen Mary greeted each other with horn blasts in what was billed as a "Royal Rendezvous" at the Port of Long Beach.

Feds Renew Temporary Protected Status For Thousands

The Federal Government has approved the extension of a residency and work permit program for more than 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Jury Convicts Priest on One Molestation Count, Deadlocks on Others

A Los Angeles jury finds former Catholic priest Michael Wempe guilty of one count of oral copulation with a person under 16, but deadlocks on four other charges.