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

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.

Plans for LA Arts School Move Forward

The LA Unified Board of Education approves a construction contract for a new arts high school, despite a ballooning price tag.

Mayoral Control Issue Dominates School Board Race

Los Angeles voters this week will choose a new member of the LA Unified Board of Education. The race has become somewhat of a battleground in the issue over whether Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa should take control of the school district.

Questions Surround LA School Board Candidate

Court records show union-backed candidate Christopher Arellano was convicted of theft twice in the 1990s. KPCC has also learned there are questions surrounding his academic background.

'A Royal Rendezvous' in Long Beach

The two-year-old Queen Mary Two and the original Queen Mary greeted each other with horn blasts in what was billed as a "Royal Rendezvous" at the Port of Long Beach.

Feds Renew Temporary Protected Status For Thousands

The Federal Government has approved the extension of a residency and work permit program for more than 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Jury Convicts Priest on One Molestation Count, Deadlocks on Others

A Los Angeles jury finds former Catholic priest Michael Wempe guilty of one count of oral copulation with a person under 16, but deadlocks on four other charges.

The Escalating Price of an Arts School

The LA School Board must decide whether to pay much more for an arts school - or scrap the project altogether.

State Report Says Education for Migrant Students Needs Reform

The California Legislative Analyst's office has issued a report that says the state could do a better job of providing migrant children with health care and education.

Law School Hosts Mock Trial to Lure Young Minorities

A group of fifth graders participate in a mock trial put on by Southwestern Law School, which is making an effort to lure low-income public school students into the profession.

Munitz Resigns as Head of Getty Trust

Barry Munitz, who has faced controversy over questions about his spending practices, has stepped down as President and CEO of the Getty Trust.

Two Southland Cities Join to Oppose Anti-Immigration Policies

Officials in Huntington Park and Maywood are speaking out against a federal bill they say would hurt immigrants. Huntington Beach's mayor says she wants her city to become a "sanctuary" for undocumented immigrants.

LA's City Attorney Unveils Report on Child Abuse

A report by LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo finds flaws in the way complaints of child abuse are investigated.