Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
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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

Music Merchants Pound the Drum for Music Education

As the International Music Products Association holds its trade show in Anaheim, some say the poor state of music education doesn't bode well for the industry.

Cleanup Begins After Record-Setting Storm

Boat owners at the Long Beach Marina are cleaning up from a storm that washed tons of debris into local waterways.

Governor's Budget Plan Spares Community Colleges

The budget proposal released by Governor Schwarzenegger would keep fees the same at community colleges. It would also provide money for additional student enrollment.

From 'Ecstasy' to the Eighties

The Museum of Contemporary Art previews its 2005 schedule. Exhibits will include works by a 1980s "art star," and a collection of psychedelic art.

Educators Blast Governor's Plans to Reform Education

In his State of the State speech, Governor Schwarzenegger called for a merit pay system for teachers, where salary would be linked to performance rather than tenure. The proposal is not going over well with many Southern California educators

Southern California Indian Community Bands Together to Help Tsunami Victims

The need for relief is unquestioned among Indian immigrants in Southern California, but there is a great deal of debate over how aid should be delivered

California Schools Get Low Grade From Research Group

A study by the non-profit Rand Corporation finds schools in California lag behind other states in most qualitative measures.

Filipino Sailors Stranded in LA

A 13-member crew from the Philippines is left behind by the officers of a cargo ship. The officers skipped bail after being accused of creating subhuman living conditions aboard the ship and dumping oil waste near the shore.

Gallery for Graffiti Artists is Demolished

Graffiti advocates lose fight to save Belmont Tunnel, which spray paint muralists have used for decades to display their art.

Cal State Teaching Assistants Go On Strike

Thousand of California State University teaching assistants hold a one-day strike, accusing the university of using stalling tactics in labor negotiations.

LAUSD, Teachers Negotiate Pay Raise

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.

LA's Chinatown Looks Beyond Its Movie-Made Mythology

Chinatown youth use art to learn about their community. Adults see the younger generation as the best hope for the area's revitalization.

LA Humanitarian Aid Group Turns Focus Closer to Home

Operation USA, which provides humanitarian aid to foreign countries, is giving free medical supplies to community clinics in Southern California.

Students Turn to Art to Express Anger at Budget Cuts

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.

Educators React To President's Plan To Extend "No Child Left Behind"

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.