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
Supporters and opponents of Proposition 82 are campaigning down to the wire as Californians get set to decide whether the state should tax its wealthiest residents to fund universal preschool.
Cal State Long Beach grad Ji Hee Kim has pulled off the amazing accomplishment of earning three bachelor's degrees in four years.
Los Angeles Unified officials are touting the district's accomplishments in response to criticism from LA Mayor Villaraigosa.
If LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gets his way, a 27-member Council of Mayors would run the LA Unified School District in place of the school board. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez looks at how the council would work.
The cities of Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood and South Gate are forming a public agency as a response to LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposal to take control of the LA Unified School District.
According to estimates, a combined 600,000 people turned out for two marches in downtown LA, while demonstrators also marched in Huntington Park, Santa Ana and other Southland cities. [image] [image] [image]
KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez monitored Spanish language radio stations and says one prominent DJ is urging participation in today's boycott, while another is urging people to attend work and school.
Although they were not visible in large numbers, those who want tougher enforcement of illegal immigration laws also tried to make their voices heard on Monday.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa answered critics of his plan to take control of the LA Unified School District during a news conference in Chinatown. Villaraigosa revealed the details of the plan during his "State of the City" address on Tuesday.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa laid forth his plan to take control of the LA Unified School District during his first State of the City speech. Villaraigosa also discussed plans to improve public safety and traffic in the city.
The United Teachers of Los Angeles and six community groups have unveiled their plan for reforming the LA Unified School District. The release of the proposal came one day before Mayor Villaraigosa outlines his plan for taking control of the school district.
Tens of thousands of students recently walked out class to protest an immigration reform bill before Congress, but Latino students in LA's Catholic schools mostly looked for other ways to protest.
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.
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.
The LA County Museum of Art is 40 years old, but some see the museum as a youngster with a lot of potential.