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 espaƱol 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

LA Writers and Artists Take Center Stage at Mexico City Book Fair

Some of LA's top writers and artists are making the trek south of the border as special guests of the Mexico City Book Fair. The annual event opened this weekend and focuses on Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba.

Apprentice Program Awaits Word on King/Drew

Each year hundreds of high school students receive their introduction to medical careers through visits to King Drew Medical Center, but the future of that program is up in the air now that King/Drew is losing federal funding.

Forum Focuses on Protection of Treasures in Disasters

Representatives of Southland cultural centers and first responders gathered at the Getty Center to talk about how to protect valuable artworks and other treasures in the event of a natural disaster.

Museum Profiles Influential Mexican Musician

Long Beach's Museum of Latin American Art is holding a symposium this weekend on the career of Mexico's most famous singer-songwriter, Jose Alfredo Jimenez. One biography says Jimenez left as big a stamp on Mexican music as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin did on American popular music.

Students Debate Civil Liberties in a Post-9/11 World

Dozens of Los Angeles Unified High School students commemorated the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by participating in "Dialogues on Freedom." The program sends lawyers into the classroom to foster discussion on civil liberties.

The Long Journey of the LA Unified Reform Bill

The LA Unified reform bill state legislators approved yesterday doesn't look quite like the one Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa initiated.

LA Mayor Celebrates Passage of School Reform Bill

A day after the legislature approved his plan to reform the LA Unified School District, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated by returning to the place where he hatched the idea a year and a half ago, during his campaign for mayor.

Ciy Council Gives Thumbs-Up to LAUSD Bill

Ahead of a key Senate Appropriations Committee meeting in Sacramento on Monday, the Mayor's LAUSD takeover bill got a vote of confidence Friday from the City Council and business leaders.

Southland Responds to Foiled Terror Plot

Following Thursday's predawn arrests of terror suspects in England and Pakistan, the Southland felt a strong ripple effect, and reacted with increased security across the region.

Audit Uncovers Charter School Operators's Questionable Practices

A Pasadena-based charter school company has overcharged the state $57 million. That's one of the findings of an audit released by the California Department of Education.

Audits Uncovers Charter School Operators's Questionable Practices

A Pasadena-based charter school company has overcharged the state $57 million. That's one of the findings of an audit released by the California Department of Education.

LA Mayor's Office Changes LAUSD Reform Proposal

The LA Mayor's office on Monday unveiled a long list of changes to the LA Unified School District reform bill making its way through Sacramento.

More Choice on the Dial for Spanish Language Radio Listeners

As Spanish language radio has grown in popularity, so have the various formats that listeners can tune into.

LAUSD Rank and File Upset Over Villaraigosa Deal

A compromise proposal brokered between LA's mayor and the president of LA Unified's teachers union is upsetting more and more teachers. The union's membership may get to vote on whether to yank support of the plan.

Villaraigosa Taps Former LAUSD Head as Education Chief

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has appointed former LAUSD interim superintendent Ramon Cortines as his deputy mayor for Education, Youth and Families. Cortines' primary job will be to take up the push to change how the public school district is governed.