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
Chicana novelist and poet Michele Serros died from cancer over the weekend at the age of 48. She was known for her irreverent observations and humor.
Michele Serros approached her work with irreverence, said her friends. Her insights on growing up as a Southern California Chicana had broad appeal.
As the debate continues over proposed tuition increases for University of California system students versus more state funding, the players lay out their arguments.
Graduates of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute leadership program work in the Obama administration as well as in other federal offices.
Opponents collected enough signatures to mandate a vote among faculty on a requirement for a diversity class for undergraduates.
The FCC voted for more funding to speed up Internet connections for schools, but consumers may see their phone fees increase by $2 per year as a result.
King Drew Medical Magnet High School was supposed to be one of 27 campuses getting iPads for all students as part of LAUSD's phased tablet rollout.
A federal grand jury will meet Friday to investigate whether criminal laws were violated in connection with the district's iPad program.
Fewer El Monte students with ties to Mexico are traveling to that country during the holidays as violence makes headlines and families worry about their safety.
Some public school teachers say they're encouraging parents to spend unstructured time talking to children during the holidays instead of sending worksheets home.
UC tuition would rise to $12,804 yearly next fall or $612 more than this year. The planned increases would increase tuition to $15,564 by 2019.
Parents told public interest lawyers that some publicly funded charter schools told them to pay if they couldn't fulfill their volunteer hours.
Inglewood Unified schools trustee Don Brann justified his $135,000 security detail by saying he didn’t feel safe in the city. One teacher asks, “What have we done to make you scared of us?”
The Long Beach and Los Angeles school districts are a picture of contrasts in their approaches to teacher performance and teacher tenure.
The California State University board of trustees approved a $269 million budget request and heard students comments on so-called success fees.