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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
The LA City Council has approved double digit pay raises for more than 8,000 Department of Water and Power employees.
Murphy Matthews was among a group of Louisiana expatriates who brought Zydeco music to Southern California. Matthews died last weekend while organizing fundraisers for Hurricane Katrina refugees.
Mexican presidential frontrunner Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador was supposed to meet with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and speak at a Mexican Independence Day event in Huntington Park, but Mexico's elections commission banned him from making the trip.
The Los Angeles Unified School District marked the first day of school by opening 13 new campuses as part of the district's $9 billion school construction effort.
The LA Conservancy has agreed to drop its lawsuit, allowing the LAUSD to raze the Ambassador Hotel and put in a new school.
A Vietnam veteran produces and performs in a play inspired by former LA Times journalist Ruben Salazar, who was killed during an anti-war march in East LA in 1970.
The California Department of Education has reached a settlement with special education students that will allow special ed students to receive a diploma even if they haven't passed the state's exit exam.
The arrests of two men by the LAPD answer the question many Harbor City residents have been asking - "Who let the gator out?"
The Autry National Center and a coalition of neighborhood resident groups participated in mediated talks yesterday, but little was resolved in their dispute over the future of the Southwest Museum.
Exasperated parents and school officials hold a meeting to discuss Crenshaw High School's loss of accreditation and what is being done about it.
USC Engineer Elaine Chew recently received a Presidential "early career" award through the National Science Foundation for research that could one day answer the question, "Why do we enjoy music?"
State Superintendent of Public Schools Jack O'Connell says he's concerned with the latest standardized tests results showing white students scored significantly higher than black and Latino students.
Green Dot Public Schools has unveiled a proposal to take over Jefferson High School in South LA, which has recently been the site of racial tensions.
This week marks the 40th Anniversary of the Watts Riots and KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez returned to the scene of the unrest to look at what happened and explore how the area has changed.
A jury found former South Gate Treasurer Albert Robles guilty on 30 counts of federal corruption charges including bribery, money laundering and wire fraud.