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

University of California: Nobel laureates & hungry students

A new survey of University of California students finds that more than one in five skip meals or eat less to varying degrees because of finances.

USC class gives students say in campus reforms

“It’s empowering to know that we can possibly do something to end this 30-year era of trauma,” one student said about her class' efforts.

Students demand USC listen to their ideas after the Tyndall scandal

"It's empowering to know that we can possibly do something to end this 30-year era of trauma."

Women who want quick closure may join USC sex abuse settlement

Some of the women suing USC over alleged sexual abuse say they won’t join the recent 215 million dollar settlement of a federal lawsuit. They say it doesn’t offer enough compensation; but some women are ready to settle.

Gay romance ban reinstated on campus of Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian school

Azusa Pacific had been working to expand LGBT student rights this semester. But the school's board of trustees backpedaled after a backlash from inside -- and outside -- the university.

Abuse centers say Kavanaugh hearings leading to more calls

Talk of sexual abuse at the Supreme Court nomination hearings has led to a rise in calls to centers that help people who report sexual abuse.

1800 performers at Ciclavia celebration of LA Phil

For its centennial celebration, the LA Phil partnered with Ciclavia and will stage performances by 1800 musicians and performers.

Kavanaugh hearings resonate with anti-abuse measure backers

A Long Beach ballot measure would limit the number of rooms cleaned by hotel workers and provide them with "panic buttons" to help prevent assault.

Proposal would return waves and surf culture to Long Beach

The Long Beach breakwater was completed in 1949 and killed surf and decades of beach culture. A proposal under consideration would remove part of the breakwater.

Man charged with LA, Santa Monica murders had been deported 6 times

The L.A. County District Attorney Wednesday charged 47-year-old Ramon Escobar with three counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder. The alleged attacks happened this month in L.

USC sounds off on new president search

A year of abuse scandals led USC's president to resign. USC's board of trustees wants to hear what students, faculty, and staff want in a new leader.

Community college remedial classes on their way out

Researchers say community college students have been placed in remedial classes when they don't need them. Campuses are creating new classes for students.

Cal State campuses would see mental health improvements

State officials say 40 percent of college students who need mental health services don't seek them. An increase in counselors would help solve that.

Summer Pell grant for college students is back

College officials say the return of federal financial aid for summer through the Pell grant will help students graduate faster.

USC report recommends sexual harassment overhauls

USC faculty and students are hopeful that recommendations in a new report will help the university prevent abuse scandals like the ones recently in the news.