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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
A state audit finds that Steven Cox, the founder of California Charter Academy, diverted millions of dollars to a for-profit company and family members.
Three leaders of the United Teachers of Los Angeles are challenging the vote that threw them out of office last month, according to interviews and documents obtained by KPCC.
Dave McCoy, the longtime owner of Mammoth Mountain, is selling his shares in the company. Residents of nearby Mammoth Lakes are worried about the effect the change in ownership will have on the popular ski resort.
Andrea Rich announces she will step down from her post as director of the LA County Museum of Art. She leaves as the museum is set to break ground on a $150 million construction project.
LA Mayor Jim Hahn announces "Little Scarlet" by Walter Mosley as this year's pick for the "One Book, One City" reading initative. The program is intended to promote literacy and civic unity.
A Harvard University study reveals more students drop out in California than officially reported. Poly High in Long Beach is cited as being successful in preventing drop outs.
Seminal Chicano folk musician Lalo Guerrero died March 17 at the age of 88. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez spoke to Guerrero in 2003 when the LA County Board of Supervisors declared "Lalo Guerrero Day."
More than 300 parents, teachers and administrators meet at a conference in Manhattan Beach with the goal of making high schools better places for learning.
Several students are injured during a fight between Armenians and Latinos at Grant High School in Valley Glen. A community forum is held to discuss ways to bring an end to the racial violence.
Museum officials from the US and Mexico hold a two-day meeting at the LA County Museum of Art. The directors hope for a better exchange of art between the two countries.
The incoming leadership slate at the United Teachers of Los Angeles is vowing across-the-board changes in education.
The Ennis-Brown House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was briefly declared uninhabitable because of concerns the recent storm may have harmed the structure's foundation. Preservation efforts on the building continue.
In the first of five profiles of LA mayoral candidates, former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg makes a name for himself by putting forth bold proposals such as breaking up the Los Angeles Unified School District and releasing an unusual TV ad.
More than 400 people attend the services for Devin Brown, the African American teenager who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in LA.
The second of two reports on Governor Schwarzenegger's plan to base teachers' pay on performance examines union opposition to the proposal.