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

Standardized Test Results Show Racial Gap

State Superintendent of Public Schools Jack O'Connell says he's concerned with the latest standardized tests results showing white students scored significantly higher than black and Latino students.

Charter Company Proposes Takeover of Jefferson High

Green Dot Public Schools has unveiled a proposal to take over Jefferson High School in South LA, which has recently been the site of racial tensions.

Looking Back on the Watts Riots 40 Years Later

This week marks the 40th Anniversary of the Watts Riots and KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez returned to the scene of the unrest to look at what happened and explore how the area has changed.

Former South Gate Treasurer Convicted of Corruption

A jury found former South Gate Treasurer Albert Robles guilty on 30 counts of federal corruption charges including bribery, money laundering and wire fraud.

Muslim Group Says Discrimination Complaints Up

The Council on American Islamic Relations reports there were nearly 100 more discrimination complaints last year than in 2003. But the group did find some good news in the report.

Restaurant Owner Brings Taste of Italy to Southern California

Clare Karbowski has been dispensing Italian ice cream for more than two decades from a busy storefront in Beverly Hills. Her generosity has some calling her "The Mother Theresa of Beverly Hills."

Border Protection Unveils New Security Tool at Port of LA

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert Bonner was at the port of LA to introduce a new device that detects radiation.

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