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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

'Real World' star and AIDS activist Sean Sasser dead at 44

Almost 20 years before gay marriage became legal in California, he traded wedding bands with his partner Sean Sasser, who was also HIV-positive.

Saying goodbye to the X-Games in LA (Photos)

After 10 years, the X-Games leaves LA. But it could not have grown popular without the people of Southern California.

New game allows users to take control of online ads

If you do anything online, chances are your personal info is being mined somehow. But what do you do if you want to keep your information private? One idea is simply not to be yourself.

Who decides when you're "American" enough?

Being an American is an idea that most of us understand, but it's a little hard to explain: the American identity encompasses some very big ideas that brings in culture, politics, family, and more.

SCOTUS rulings open green card doors to binational same-sex couples

Immigration reform and gay marriage have dominated the headlines recently. Those two topics overlapped last week with the Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.

What the Supreme Court's decision means for family law

What does the Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8 mean for the thousands of families waiting to learn their legal fate? How do gay couples talk to their children about today's news?

Where does the Protect Marriage group go from here?

It's been a long road from Proposition 8's journey from California to the US Supreme Court. Joining us now is Ron Prentice, executive director of Protect Marriage, the group that originally brought Prop 8 to the ballot and has been defending it in court.

How are people of faith reacting to Prop 8 news?

The issue of gay marriage is, for some, a religious question: is it moral? Would God approve? Not all congregations feel the same way.

Three generations of Californians react to Prop 8 decision

For those within the gay community, today's decision comes just in time. For others, maybe it didn't come soon enough. We wanted to talk about what the court's ruling on DOMA and Prop 8 means to different generations of gay people.

Is California's economy looking bright?

Economic news has fallen off the front pages, lately, but Take Two takes the pulse of still-struggling Californians.

Race and the trial of George Zimmerman

On the first day of the George Zimmerman trial, what did the Rodney King beating trial teach us about race and justice?

Brown beats former mayor Bradley in Compton mayoral election

Compton has a new mayor for the first time in 12 years. Voters in Compton have rejected their former mayor, who's facing retrial in a corruption case.

Santa Ana credit union helps unbanked Latinos create financial security

The Communidad Latina Credit Union in Santa Ana focuses on the Latino population, who often don't use larger, mainstream banks.

Atheism makes headway with comments by Pope, Arizona lawmaker

Is atheism on the rise in America, and are more people willing to come out of the "godless closet"?

Edible QR codes help San Diego sushi diners trace origin of fish

Take a second look at your next sushi order, you might find a strange garnish sitting upon the back of your salmon skin roll.