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
With all of the recent publicity about the eviction of the South Central community farmers, KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez visited a public farm in Long Beach that's been around for 31 years.
Students at Huntington Park High School were among the first to stage a walkout in support of the undocumented. Graduating seniors say the experience was a defining part of their school career.
Reactions from LA Unified officials to the school district reform compromise ranged from concern to anger. Earlier this year, LA Unified's school board and superintendent joined the teachers union to oppose a previous overhaul plan Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled in his State of the City address.
African American activists are concerned that only two-percent of UCLA's entering class is black. UCLA officials defend their admission policies, but concede there's a problem.
The LA County Museum of Art is displaying the portraits of British-born artist David Hockney, whose most famous works have influenced the way people look at Southern California. [image] [image
Academia Semillas del Pueblo in El Sereno is defending its unusual curriculum in response to allegations from a talk radio station that the school teaches cultural separatism.
Highland Park held a festival Sunday honoring Charles Fletcher Lummis, the founder of the Southwest Museum. Lummis walked to California from Ohio in 1884 and, along the way, developed a love of the history and culture of the Southwest.
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.