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

Spanish Language DJs Offer Different Opinions on Boycott

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez monitored Spanish language radio stations and says one prominent DJ is urging participation in today's boycott, while another is urging people to attend work and school.

Opponents of Illegal Immigration Make Their Voices Heard

Although they were not visible in large numbers, those who want tougher enforcement of illegal immigration laws also tried to make their voices heard on Monday.

Villaraigosa Reponds to Critics of School Overhaul Plan

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa answered critics of his plan to take control of the LA Unified School District during a news conference in Chinatown. Villaraigosa revealed the details of the plan during his "State of the City" address on Tuesday.

Mayor Reveals School Reform Plan in 'State of the City' Speech

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa laid forth his plan to take control of the LA Unified School District during his first State of the City speech. Villaraigosa also discussed plans to improve public safety and traffic in the city.

Teacher's Union Unveils School Reform Plan

The United Teachers of Los Angeles and six community groups have unveiled their plan for reforming the LA Unified School District. The release of the proposal came one day before Mayor Villaraigosa outlines his plan for taking control of the school district.

Southland Catholic Students Stay on Campus During Demonstrations

Tens of thousands of students recently walked out class to protest an immigration reform bill before Congress, but Latino students in LA's Catholic schools mostly looked for other ways to protest.

LAUSD Trustee Calls for Moratorium on Charter Schools

The LA Unified School District recently approved its 100th charter school, but now a member of the LA Unified Board of Education is proposing a one-year moratorium on charters.

Maywood Elected Officials Declare City Sanctuary For Immigrants

In some cities near Los Angeles with large Latino populations, officials aren't just opposing tougher immigration laws under debate in Congress. They're designating their communities as sanctuaries for the undocumented, instructing police to roll back enforcement of certain offenses.

LACMA Turns 40

The LA County Museum of Art is 40 years old, but some see the museum as a youngster with a lot of potential.

Students Walk Out to Protest Immigration Bill

An estimated 36,000 students walked out of schools in Los Angeles County to protest an immigration bill passed by the House of Representatives that would make it a felony to be in the country illegally.

LA's Mayor Gets Educated on School Control

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa travels to New York to learn how the Big Apple's mayor took control of the public schools.

Neighbors Complain of Toxic Soil at School Construction Site

Residents say that the LA Unified School District say the LAUSD failed to warn them about toxic soil at a middle school under construction.

Film Explores Latino Student Boycotts of the 1960s

Edward James Olmos directs a new HBO film, Walkout, which dramatizes a series of boycotts in 1968 by Mexican American students in East LA.

LACMA to Display Nazi-Looted Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will display five Gustav Klimt paintings looted by the Nazis. The artwork was recently returned to the heirs of the person who originally owned the artwork.

Study Finds Many CSU Freshmen Lack College Skills

A report finds that a third of incoming Cal State freshman needed remedial math classes while almost half needed remedial English instruction.