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
Governor Schwarzenegger appoints San Diego Schools Superintendant Alan Bersin to replace Richard Riordan as State Secretary of Education. Bersin is a former US Attorney who has had a contentious relationship with San Diego teachers and the school board.
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to form a 30-member commission that could radically overhaul the way the LA Unified School District is run.
A Place Called Home is only located about a half mile from the Jefferson High campus, but it's a world away from the violence between black and Latino students that has plagued the school in recent weeks.
A capacity crowd attends a meeting on the Jefferson High School campus to discuss the two recent fights between black and Latino students that have left the community in disarray. [image] [image] [image
A state audit finds that Steven Cox, the founder of California Charter Academy, diverted millions of dollars to a for-profit company and family members.
Three leaders of the United Teachers of Los Angeles are challenging the vote that threw them out of office last month, according to interviews and documents obtained by KPCC.
Dave McCoy, the longtime owner of Mammoth Mountain, is selling his shares in the company. Residents of nearby Mammoth Lakes are worried about the effect the change in ownership will have on the popular ski resort.
Andrea Rich announces she will step down from her post as director of the LA County Museum of Art. She leaves as the museum is set to break ground on a $150 million construction project.
LA Mayor Jim Hahn announces "Little Scarlet" by Walter Mosley as this year's pick for the "One Book, One City" reading initative. The program is intended to promote literacy and civic unity.
A Harvard University study reveals more students drop out in California than officially reported. Poly High in Long Beach is cited as being successful in preventing drop outs.
Seminal Chicano folk musician Lalo Guerrero died March 17 at the age of 88. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez spoke to Guerrero in 2003 when the LA County Board of Supervisors declared "Lalo Guerrero Day."
More than 300 parents, teachers and administrators meet at a conference in Manhattan Beach with the goal of making high schools better places for learning.
Several students are injured during a fight between Armenians and Latinos at Grant High School in Valley Glen. A community forum is held to discuss ways to bring an end to the racial violence.
Museum officials from the US and Mexico hold a two-day meeting at the LA County Museum of Art. The directors hope for a better exchange of art between the two countries.
The incoming leadership slate at the United Teachers of Los Angeles is vowing across-the-board changes in education.