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

Latino Community Expresses Hope Over Villaraigosa Inauguration

Many Mexican-Americans are excited that LA has elected its first Latino mayor in over a century, but some Latinos are taking a wait and see approach

Temporary Closure of East LA Latino Arts Center Prompts Protest

Artists and residents are upset over a decision to temporary close "Self Help Graphics and Art" in East Los Angeles. The board of directors for the arts center says the closure's necessary to get finances in order.

Incarcerated Teens Compete in Academic Bowl

Residents of four LA County probation camps tried to prove more than their knowledge as they competed in an academic competition sponsored by the LA County Office of Education.

UCLA Engineering Program Hits Milestone

As the UCLA engineering program turns 60, KPCC profiles a current chemical engineering major and a graduate who was with the engineering program from the beginning.

Teacher Tenure Initiative Among Measures on November Ballot

An initiative that would extend the probation period for teachers is supported by Governor Schwarzenegger but has come under fire from the teacher's union.

Deputies Disciplined, New Policy Proposed After Compton Shooting

LA County Sheriff Lee Baca suspends 12 deputies without pay for their involvement in last month's incident in which deputies fired 120 rounds at an unarmed pursuit suspect in Compton.

Undocumented Family Struggles to Get Ahead

Part two of a series on Eduardo, an undocumented immigrant, focuses on his family and their hope that the youngest member won't have to work as hard as the older members do.

Profile of an Undocumented Immigrant

An inside look at the life of Eduardo, a 25-year old undocumented immigrant who came across the border from Mexico City and has been fighting to make a life for himself in the United States

Multimedia Piece Looks Back at Japanese-American Internment

"Manzanar: An American Story", a multimedia orchestral work directed by LA Opera Conductor Kent Nagano, remembers the 120-thousand Japanese-Americans relocated during World War II.

Pasadena Unified Looks at Closing Schools

School district officials, facing a $9 million dollar deficit, consider which schools to close.

LA Unified Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New South Gate Elementary School

Despite the addition of new schools like South Gate New Elementary School Number 6, some Southgate parents still express concern over the quality of their children's education.

Villaraigosa Agenda Includes Hiring Cops, Ethics Reform

In his first press conference, LA Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa says he'll push for the hiring of 379 new officers and for tougher ethics rules for city politicians. [image]

Thousands Attend Funeral Mass for Labor Leader Contreras

More than four thousand people honored Miguel Contreras in a mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown LA. The secretary-treasurer of the LA County Federation of Labor died of a heart attack at the age of 52.

Mayoral Candidates Want More Control Over LA Schools

Education has become a major issue in the LA mayor's race, despite the fact that the mayor has no control over the LA Unified School District. Both Mayor Jim Hahn and challenger Antonio Villaraigosa want to change that

Long Beach Hosts Cuevas Art Exhibit

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach is displaying works by popular Mexican artist José Luis Cuevas through August. More than 250 people recently got a sneak peek. [image] [image] [image]