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

USC scandal, on scandal, on scandal: Here's what happened and what you need to know

For the last year and a half USC has been on a roller coaster of scandals — and the ride does not appear to be over.

USC faculty predict protests if university president stays

Major scandals at USC led President Max Nikias to say he'd resign but USC won't say that he has. Professors say new leadership needs to be in place this month.

This new chatbot nags CSUN freshmen to show up for class — and they're listening

The university said it's the first in the 23-campus system to use a chatbot that is programmed to guide, nag and hold (metaphoric) hands with students on their way to that first day of class.

Compton College set to regain independence

Mismanagement led the state to take over Compton College in 2004. After improvements the college is on track to regain independence and its police force.

Colleges expanding veterans services despite enrollment drop

Pasadena City College is seeing a drop in veteran enrollment but is expanding services for veterans. Veteran enrollment is expected to rise when economy sags.

USC now under federal investigation over gynecologist

Two internal USC investigations – and now a federal probe – are looking into administrators' role in alleged wrongdoing by two USC doctors.

Latino police chief would've improved policing, leaders say

Reactions are mixed among L.A. Latinos as to whether L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti should have picked a Latino candidate to be chief of the LAPD.

L.A. College Promise wraps up first year

Community college administrators say various types of counseling are helping L.A. College Promise students as much as the waiving of tuition.

USC to hire a new president, faculty want to be consulted

As USC's board of trustees sets out to pick a new president, faculty say they need to be consulted on interim pick and hiring a search firm.

LAPD says investigation into USC gynecologist may grow

LAPD has a telephone hotline for those alleging abuse by former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. Professors say the university didn't properly discipline Tyndall.

USC president's future depends on board of trustees

Faculty leaders at USC approved a vote of no confidence Wednesday against USC President Max Nikias. He’s been under fire for recent abuse scandals involving faculty. But final say over whether he stays or goes rests with the university’s 83 member board of trustees.

More USC faculty call on campus president to resign

At a meeting called by faculty leaders on Wednesday, USC professors said they've lost confidence in top administrators. Many want USC President Max Nikias to resign.

Faculty call on USC president to resign after third scandal

Faculty call on USC President Nikias to resign after revelations of a third campus abuse scandal. Nikias laid out plans for a commission to restore accountability.

Here's this season's new firefighting technology

Fire agencies are counting this year on technology like camera-outfitted drones and Supercomputer-run simulators to fight more aggressive fires.

University of California workers start 3-day strike

Strikers gathered at sunrise Monday on the 10 campuses throughout the state, wearing green t-shirts and carrying signs that call for "equality, fairness, respect."