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

Pioneering LA Lawmaker Dies at 89

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.

Exploring the Role of Parents in Public Education

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.

'Smaller is Better' Education Movement Reaches Southland

Adolfo Guzman Lopez examines the movement to break up large urban high schools.

Educators Greet Exit Exam with Mixed Feelings

Adolfo Guzman Lopez reports on the dispute over the standardized test which all seniors will have to pass to graduate.

LA Unified Shuts Down Nationally Recognized Student Project

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez looks at a nationally recognized business education program at Crenshaw High School, which the Los Angeles Unified School District shut down earlier this year. [image] [image] [image]

Villaraigosa Reveals Plans for Three Major Foreign Trips

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with LA's top foreign diplomats Friday and revealed plans to travel to Asia, Latin America and Europe.

City Council Approves Pay Hike for DWP Workers

The LA City Council has approved double digit pay raises for more than 8,000 Department of Water and Power employees.

Fixture in Southland Zydeco Scene Dies

Murphy Matthews was among a group of Louisiana expatriates who brought Zydeco music to Southern California. Matthews died last weekend while organizing fundraisers for Hurricane Katrina refugees.

Mexico Bans Presidential Frontrunner from Visiting Southland

Mexican presidential frontrunner Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador was supposed to meet with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and speak at a Mexican Independence Day event in Huntington Park, but Mexico's elections commission banned him from making the trip.

LA Unified Opens Baker's Dozen of New Schools

The Los Angeles Unified School District marked the first day of school by opening 13 new campuses as part of the district's $9 billion school construction effort.

Preservationists Settle with LA Unified Over Ambassador Hotel

The LA Conservancy has agreed to drop its lawsuit, allowing the LAUSD to raze the Ambassador Hotel and put in a new school.

Play Remembers Mexican American Journalist Salazar

A Vietnam veteran produces and performs in a play inspired by former LA Times journalist Ruben Salazar, who was killed during an anti-war march in East LA in 1970.

State Reaches Settlement with Special Ed Students

The California Department of Education has reached a settlement with special education students that will allow special ed students to receive a diploma even if they haven't passed the state's exit exam.

LAPD Announces Arrests in Alligator Caper

The arrests of two men by the LAPD answer the question many Harbor City residents have been asking - "Who let the gator out?"

Mediation Talks Held Over Future of Southwest Museum

The Autry National Center and a coalition of neighborhood resident groups participated in mediated talks yesterday, but little was resolved in their dispute over the future of the Southwest Museum.