Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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I focus stories on college students who are at a crossroads, particularly those on the first rung into higher education. Many of those students are trying to overcome academic and other challenges because they believe college will be the path to a better life. How do the people around them -- in their personal lives and at the institutions they attend -- help or hinder their success?

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

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.

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.