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The Co-Host of Take Two, A Martínez is an L.A. native who grew up in Koreatown, attended Daniel Murphy High School, and played baseball at L.A. City College before getting a journalism degree at Cal State Northridge.

A is well known to sports-talk radio listeners in Los Angeles as host of 710 KSPN’s "In the Zone." He’s done pre and post game shows for most of L.A.’s major professional and college sports teams, and is especially known as the long-time host of "Dodger Talk" and "Laker Line."

Stories by A Martínez

The fight over immigration reform isn't over

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 5th Circuit Court's decision, the immigration reform enacted by the Obama administration still has a long way to go.

The fourth GOP debate comes at an uncertain time for the Republican Party

This debate, much like the last, will focus on jobs and the economy. But things will be a little different this time.

CA school takes a stand on sitting with new desks

An elementary school in northern California will soon be the first in the country to have standing desks in all of its classrooms.

The road to the White House may be paved with laughter

A good late-night TV appearance may give candidates more of a boost than any debate, says one Harvard professor.

Recipe for a James Bond song: Strings, brass, awkward lyrics

A study of the songs of James Bond films show a 50-year identity crisis, say two Stanford professors.

Nixing Telemundo debate could hurt, help some GOP hopefuls

If the parties can't strike a deal, the Republican candidates could lose their only chance to appeal to a large group of Latino voters.

Brace yourselves: Presidential campaign ads are coming

Take Two evaluated the effectiveness of several campaign ads from past elections.

Crab fishermen wait for toxic algae bloom to clear

The springtime toxic algae bloom had a clear effect on the West Coast's Dungeness Crabs. Will it still be possible to fish for them in California?

The complete 'Back to the Future' 2015 scorecard

Where’s my hoverboard?! The 1989 movie makes several predictions about the technology in 2015. Some of them were spot on…many of them weren't.

The ever-widening cultural gap between North and South Korea

North Korea celebrated 70 years of Communism this week. But for Koreans on both sides of the divide, it's more than just a geographic difference.

Lamar Odom: The ups and downs of a beloved NBA star

Andy Kamenetzky, who spent time covering Lamar Odom when he played for the Lakers, reflects on the two-time NBA champ's highs and lows.

When an earthquake hits, do you know the drill?

When you're at school or at work, it's pretty simple to 'drop, cover, and hold on.' But what if you're in your car? In bed? Or in a big warehouse store?

Democratic debate: Professor, young dems weigh in

About 11 percent of all homes with televisions tuned into CNN to watch the event. The numbers indicate it's the most-viewed Democratic debate in history.

Hillary Clinton's chief strategist talks debate preparation

Playing the role of opponent, comebacks and zingers: They're all part of debate prep. But determining an exact image and message isn't always easy.

Finding and stopping the next mass shooter

Risk assessment professional Stephen White says many shooters leave a unique trail of clues.