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

LAUSD, Teachers Negotiate Pay Raise

Los Angeles school teachers hold an informational picket line calling for a cost of living increase. School district officials say they can't afford it.

LA's Chinatown Looks Beyond Its Movie-Made Mythology

Chinatown youth use art to learn about their community. Adults see the younger generation as the best hope for the area's revitalization.

LA Humanitarian Aid Group Turns Focus Closer to Home

Operation USA, which provides humanitarian aid to foreign countries, is giving free medical supplies to community clinics in Southern California.

Students Turn to Art to Express Anger at Budget Cuts

Pierce College hosts an art exhibition called "The Missing Community College Student." It features sculptures created by students who are outraged by fee hikes and cutbacks at colleges across the state.

Educators React To President's Plan To Extend "No Child Left Behind"

Some educators feel President Bush's plan to extend the "No Child Left Behind Act" to middle schools and high schools will overload the students. The President's supporters say reform is needed.

Orange Unified School Bond Measure is Rejected

Although 92 percent of school bond measures passed statewide, Orange Unified School District's bond measure went down to defeat.

Fighting for Independents in the 54th Assembly Distrct

The close race for this open assembly seat hinges on the independent vote.

Voters to Decide Whether to Stop "Shakedown Lawsuits"

Proposition 64 on the Nov. 2nd California ballot would only permit those directly affected by alleged corporate wrongdoing to file lawsuits.

MOCA Turns 25

LA's Musuem of Contemporary Arts turns 25. Some say as it has aged, others that the institution has become a bit too "establishment."

Reviving Yiddish LA

Sabell Bender is one of those trying to revive Yiddish in Los Angeles.

LA School Board Approves Ambassador Hotel Plan

In a 4-3 vote, the LA Unified School Board approves a plan to demolish part of the historic hotel and build a school complex.

CalTech Scientist Shares Nobel Prize for Physics

CalTech Professor David Politzer shares the Nobel Prize for Physics with two other scientists for their research on the strong force.

A Divided Family Watches the Presidential Debate

A South Gate family with divided political sympathies watches the presidential debate between George Bush and John Kerry.

Robert F. Kennedy's Son Says, Don't Save the Ambassador

Maxwell Kennedy, a son of the assassinated politician, opposes the plan to preserve part of the Ambassador Hotel and says the entire complex should be torn down to make more room for schools

Teachers' Union Organizes Pro-Education House Parties

A visit to one of thousands of house parties organized by the National Education Association to build support for public education.