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 City Council has approved double digit pay raises for more than 8,000 Department of Water and Power employees.
Murphy Matthews was among a group of Louisiana expatriates who brought Zydeco music to Southern California. Matthews died last weekend while organizing fundraisers for Hurricane Katrina refugees.
Mexican presidential frontrunner Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador was supposed to meet with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and speak at a Mexican Independence Day event in Huntington Park, but Mexico's elections commission banned him from making the trip.
The Los Angeles Unified School District marked the first day of school by opening 13 new campuses as part of the district's $9 billion school construction effort.
The LA Conservancy has agreed to drop its lawsuit, allowing the LAUSD to raze the Ambassador Hotel and put in a new school.
A Vietnam veteran produces and performs in a play inspired by former LA Times journalist Ruben Salazar, who was killed during an anti-war march in East LA in 1970.
The California Department of Education has reached a settlement with special education students that will allow special ed students to receive a diploma even if they haven't passed the state's exit exam.
The arrests of two men by the LAPD answer the question many Harbor City residents have been asking - "Who let the gator out?"
The Autry National Center and a coalition of neighborhood resident groups participated in mediated talks yesterday, but little was resolved in their dispute over the future of the Southwest Museum.
Exasperated parents and school officials hold a meeting to discuss Crenshaw High School's loss of accreditation and what is being done about it.
USC Engineer Elaine Chew recently received a Presidential "early career" award through the National Science Foundation for research that could one day answer the question, "Why do we enjoy music?"
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.
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.
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.
A jury found former South Gate Treasurer Albert Robles guilty on 30 counts of federal corruption charges including bribery, money laundering and wire fraud.