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
Graffiti advocates lose fight to save Belmont Tunnel, which spray paint muralists have used for decades to display their art.
Thousand of California State University teaching assistants hold a one-day strike, accusing the university of using stalling tactics in labor negotiations.
Los Angeles school teachers hold an informational picket line calling for a cost of living increase. School district officials say they can't afford it.
Chinatown youth use art to learn about their community. Adults see the younger generation as the best hope for the area's revitalization.
Operation USA, which provides humanitarian aid to foreign countries, is giving free medical supplies to community clinics in Southern California.
Pierce College hosts an art exhibition called "The Missing Community College Student." It features sculptures created by students who are outraged by fee hikes and cutbacks at colleges across the state.
Some educators feel President Bush's plan to extend the "No Child Left Behind Act" to middle schools and high schools will overload the students. The President's supporters say reform is needed.
Although 92 percent of school bond measures passed statewide, Orange Unified School District's bond measure went down to defeat.
The close race for this open assembly seat hinges on the independent vote.
Proposition 64 on the Nov. 2nd California ballot would only permit those directly affected by alleged corporate wrongdoing to file lawsuits.
LA's Musuem of Contemporary Arts turns 25. Some say as it has aged, others that the institution has become a bit too "establishment."
Sabell Bender is one of those trying to revive Yiddish in Los Angeles.
In a 4-3 vote, the LA Unified School Board approves a plan to demolish part of the historic hotel and build a school complex.
CalTech Professor David Politzer shares the Nobel Prize for Physics with two other scientists for their research on the strong force.
A South Gate family with divided political sympathies watches the presidential debate between George Bush and John Kerry.