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

Gallery for Graffiti Artists is Demolished

Graffiti advocates lose fight to save Belmont Tunnel, which spray paint muralists have used for decades to display their art.

Cal State Teaching Assistants Go On Strike

Thousand of California State University teaching assistants hold a one-day strike, accusing the university of using stalling tactics in labor negotiations.

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.