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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 report by the state's legislative analyst cautions lawmakers about expanding the number of California community colleges that offer bachelor's degrees.
On Thursday, a Ventura city councilman updated a two-day-old tally of the number of homes destroyed by the county's devastating Thomas Fire.
Since Tuesday, the Thomas fire has tripled in size to 96,000 acres. But officials haven't updated their estimate of structures lost. They've kept it vague: at least 150.
Lawyers for students say California isn't doing enough to ensure that schools have what they need to teach all students basic reading and writing.
California public universities raised tuition this year, but the governor says he doesn't want another increase — and he's using the budget process to send the message.
As the California economy improves, community colleges are expected to receive more funding next fiscal year but campuses may find limits.
On Monday, a proposal for an all-online community college was heard in efforts to boost job prospects for about 2 million working class Californians who lack full degrees.
California community colleges are considering creating an online community college to help people who aren't necessarily looking to earn a degree.
Dozens of Iranian studies scholars have told organizers they won't be able to attend an Irvine conference next year because of Trump's travel ban.
Sacramento created the Associate Degree for Transfer program seven years ago to help fix a broken college transfer process. The numbers show it's working.
Students tested drinking fountain water at Cal State Long Beach and found lead. A university follow up confirmed the findings and turned them off.
After a challenge from a Republican student group, UCLA administrators say they won't charge students a fee to host controversial speaker Ben Shapiro.
Jeff Sessions supports a Pierce College student who says he was stopped from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution in Spanish.
Faculty leaders at Cal State Northridge say changes ordered over the summer for all 23 CSU campuses are hasty and may do students more harm than good. The orders eliminated non-credit remedial classes and some general education requirements like intermediate algebra.
Without a campus shuttle, are disabled college students blocked from an adequate education? That'll be the central question in a federal trial set for Tuesday.