Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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Adolfo reports on K-12 education and higher education for Southern California Public Radio.

He’s been a reporter at SCPR since 2000 and in that time has covered many different types of stories including elections, transportation, fires, and the arts. His most memorable stories are the on-site reports at the 2007 May Day Melee protests at L.A.’s MacArthur Park, a fatal apartment collapse that shed light on L.A.'s dearth of housing inspectors, University of California students coping with hunger, South Gate overcoming political corruption, the 25th anniversary of L.A.’s seminal 1977 punk rock scene, social work interns helping students from military families cope, political dirty tricks funded by public funds in the Inglewood Unified School District, a profile of prominent L.A. poet Wanda Coleman, and a feature about Adolfo’s name appearing on the TV show "The Simpsons".

Adolfo's awards include the 2006 L.A. Press Club’s Radio Journalist of the Year and a regional Edward R. Murrow honor.

2016 is Adolfo’s 20th year in public radio news. He was hired in 1996 by KPBS-FM in San Diego as a producer for the daily news talk show These Days. He lives in Long Beach with his wife and kids.

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Audit Uncovers Charter School Operators's Questionable Practices

A Pasadena-based charter school company has overcharged the state $57 million. That's one of the findings of an audit released by the California Department of Education.

Audits Uncovers Charter School Operators's Questionable Practices

A Pasadena-based charter school company has overcharged the state $57 million. That's one of the findings of an audit released by the California Department of Education.

LA Mayor's Office Changes LAUSD Reform Proposal

The LA Mayor's office on Monday unveiled a long list of changes to the LA Unified School District reform bill making its way through Sacramento.

More Choice on the Dial for Spanish Language Radio Listeners

As Spanish language radio has grown in popularity, so have the various formats that listeners can tune into.

LAUSD Rank and File Upset Over Villaraigosa Deal

A compromise proposal brokered between LA's mayor and the president of LA Unified's teachers union is upsetting more and more teachers. The union's membership may get to vote on whether to yank support of the plan.

Villaraigosa Taps Former LAUSD Head as Education Chief

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has appointed former LAUSD interim superintendent Ramon Cortines as his deputy mayor for Education, Youth and Families. Cortines' primary job will be to take up the push to change how the public school district is governed.

LAUSD Superintendent Bashes Mayor in "State of the Schools" Speech

L-A Unified School Superintendent Roy Romer retires this fall, after six years as head of the nation's second largest district. Thursday, he delivered his final "State of the Schools" address, and he used it to blast Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's LAUSD takeover campaign.

Non-Violent Parenting Class Draws a Crowd

Parenting shows on TV draw millions of viewers, but an Echo Park woman is relying on her 40 years of experience to teach packed classes about non-violent parenting.

Artists Upset at CalTrans Over Mural Damage

If you're driving in downtown LA on the Hollywood freeway near Alameda Street, you may want to take a quick look at the murals. Caltrans says it made a mistake earlier this week when a graffiti removal crew painted over two large, city-commissioned murals. [image] [image] [image]

Long Beach Community Garden is Still Going Strong

With all of the recent publicity about the eviction of the South Central community farmers, KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez visited a public farm in Long Beach that's been around for 31 years.

Graduating Seniors Reflect on Immigration Walkouts

Students at Huntington Park High School were among the first to stage a walkout in support of the undocumented. Graduating seniors say the experience was a defining part of their school career.

Educators Wary About LAUSD Governance Agreement

Reactions from LA Unified officials to the school district reform compromise ranged from concern to anger. Earlier this year, LA Unified's school board and superintendent joined the teachers union to oppose a previous overhaul plan Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled in his State of the City address.

Activists Decry Lack of Black Students at UCLA

African American activists are concerned that only two-percent of UCLA's entering class is black. UCLA officials defend their admission policies, but concede there's a problem.

LACMA Opens First-Ever Exhibit of Hockney Portraits

The LA County Museum of Art is displaying the portraits of British-born artist David Hockney, whose most famous works have influenced the way people look at Southern California. [image] [image

El Sereno Charter School Fires Back at Critics

Academia Semillas del Pueblo in El Sereno is defending its unusual curriculum in response to allegations from a talk radio station that the school teaches cultural separatism.