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
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.
Maxwell Kennedy, a son of the assassinated politician, opposes the plan to preserve part of the Ambassador Hotel and says the entire complex should be torn down to make more room for schools
A visit to one of thousands of house parties organized by the National Education Association to build support for public education.
Some local college students are urging the US Congress to pass the "Dream Act," which would give legal residency to undocumented aliens who complete two years of college.
The Garden Grove Unified School District won the $500,000 Broad Prize for Urban Education. What is the district doing right?
LAUSD officials unveil their plans to preserve certain parts of the Ambassador Hotel while building three schools there.
As high school seniors prepare to take the SAT, the debate continues over such things as cultural bias and tutors.