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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
Budget cuts hit summer school programs hard in many Southland communities. For more than 30 years one Pasadena summer school program has weathered the funding roller coaster. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez paid a visit Friday as the month-long program wrapped up for the summer.
California’s superintendent of public schools today visited a Southland school district he says is tackling education inequality by the numbers. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.
L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies detained 17 people yesterday at a suspected illegal immigrant drop house in Compton. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has more.
It was a tough fiscal year for Orange County’s largest arts non-profit. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the details.
Members of California State University’s faculty union have approved a plan to accept two unpaid days off a month beginning next month. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.
One Southland school district has rebuilt the traditional schoolhouse... online. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story of the first school of its kind in the state.
As expected, trustees of the California State University system approved a cost cutting plan to help close a half-billion dollar deficit brought on by Sacramento budget cuts. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez attended the trustees’ meeting in Long Beach and filed this report.
The budget deal the governor and state lawmakers hammered out spreads a lot of pain around California. KPCC's Nick Roman says the state’s public schools, from kindergarten to college, will feel their share.
There’s a new resource for visitors from the United States who’ve been victims of or have witnessed a crime in neighboring Baja California. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.
The chief of Baja California’s state police are urging Southland travelers with information about crimes in Baja to use a new telephone tipline. He spoke at a news conference at the Los Angeles office of the Consulate General of Mexico.
Second- and third-generation immigrants tend to lose the language and culture of their ancestors. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has this report about high school students in a summer school course intended to break that pattern.
California State University’s chancellor said today he anticipates layoffs next year even if its largest union agrees to furloughs. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has more.
FBI agents in L.A. have arrested the founder of a nationwide street gang that allegedly extorted and beat up people at punk rock concerts. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.
The University of California Board of Regents has asked each of the 10 UC campuses to cut budgets so they can help reduce an $813 million system-wide deficit.
A national nonprofit has lauded several Southland cities for their kid-friendly recreation policies. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the details.