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
For the last four years, Northridge Middle School instructor Lisa Citron has been using creative writing, theater and history to teach students about conflict resolution.
LA Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer says he wants to split Jefferson High into five smaller learning communities and transfer about 1,100 students to other schools.
Mexico City Mayor Alejandro Encinas met with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to discuss issues such as the environment and crime.
The Renaissance Academy opened more than a year ago with big dreams, but the school has been plagued by problems. The Los Angeles Unified School District is now working to revoke the school's charter.
LA Unified teachers agree with the district to a one-year wage and benefits package.
LA Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer unveiled a reform plan for Jefferson High School as parents and students marched on the district's headquarters.
Performance artist Jose Torres Tama was forced to flee New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. Recently, he performed a show based on the experience.
Former LA Unified School Board President Jose Huizar defeated Nick Pacheco for the 14th District LA City Council seat. Pacheco formerly represented the council district.
Former LA City Councilman Nick Pacheco is trying to reclaim his 14th district seat against another frontrunner - school board trustee Jose Huizar. Others on the ballot include a former Olympic boxer and a longtime Chicano activist.
A group of East LA art students created a Day of the Dead altar for the Digital Age to keep the tradition from dying out.
On the same day that Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination for Supreme Court Justice, retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told a women's conference in Long Beach that she hopes the next nominee is a woman.
Longtime L.A. Congressman Ed Roybal died Monday of respiratory failure complicated by pneumonia. Roybal was the first to open the door of elected office for Mexican-American politicians.
Studies have found that parental involvement is key to a student's sucess, but the role of the parent in public education has gotten more complex.
Adolfo Guzman Lopez examines the movement to break up large urban high schools.
Adolfo Guzman Lopez reports on the dispute over the standardized test which all seniors will have to pass to graduate.