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

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.

The Escalating Price of an Arts School

The LA School Board must decide whether to pay much more for an arts school - or scrap the project altogether.

State Report Says Education for Migrant Students Needs Reform

The California Legislative Analyst's office has issued a report that says the state could do a better job of providing migrant children with health care and education.

Law School Hosts Mock Trial to Lure Young Minorities

A group of fifth graders participate in a mock trial put on by Southwestern Law School, which is making an effort to lure low-income public school students into the profession.

Munitz Resigns as Head of Getty Trust

Barry Munitz, who has faced controversy over questions about his spending practices, has stepped down as President and CEO of the Getty Trust.

Two Southland Cities Join to Oppose Anti-Immigration Policies

Officials in Huntington Park and Maywood are speaking out against a federal bill they say would hurt immigrants. Huntington Beach's mayor says she wants her city to become a "sanctuary" for undocumented immigrants.

LA's City Attorney Unveils Report on Child Abuse

A report by LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo finds flaws in the way complaints of child abuse are investigated.

LA's Mayor Delivers State of the Union Response

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa criticized the Bush administration's policies in a nationally televised Spanish-language response to the State of the Union address.

Mexican Party Officials Debate in Downtown LA

Representatives of Mexico's three major policital parties participated in a Town Hall Los Angeles debate, as Southland Mexican-Americans get prepared to vote in that country's presidential election.