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
The LA School Board must decide whether to pay much more for an arts school - or scrap the project altogether.
The California Legislative Analyst's office has issued a report that says the state could do a better job of providing migrant children with health care and education.
A group of fifth graders participate in a mock trial put on by Southwestern Law School, which is making an effort to lure low-income public school students into the profession.
Barry Munitz, who has faced controversy over questions about his spending practices, has stepped down as President and CEO of the Getty Trust.
Officials in Huntington Park and Maywood are speaking out against a federal bill they say would hurt immigrants. Huntington Beach's mayor says she wants her city to become a "sanctuary" for undocumented immigrants.
A report by LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo finds flaws in the way complaints of child abuse are investigated.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa criticized the Bush administration's policies in a nationally televised Spanish-language response to the State of the Union address.
Representatives of Mexico's three major policital parties participated in a Town Hall Los Angeles debate, as Southland Mexican-Americans get prepared to vote in that country's presidential election.
The Garibaldina Society in Highland Park was founded more than a century ago, but the organization has had a hard time attracting younger members to guarantee the group's future.
Jim McConnell, the head of LA Unified's massive school construction program, submitted his letter of resignation this week.
Governor Schwarzenegger says his budget will increase education spending by a record amount and will freeze fee hikes for UC and Cal State students.
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell says high school students will have to pass the exit exam to graduate.
For the past two decades, artist William Pajaud compiled a significant collection of African American art for Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company in Los Angeles. Now there's concern over what will happen to that collection.
In part one of a two-part series, KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez profiles William Pajaud, a Southland artist who started an influential African American art collection.
Two charter schools in San Diego have sued the city's school district claiming they were denied access to classroom space. Some say the lawsuit could have statewide implications.