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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

2015: The year LA finally got some East Coast love

As many Angelenos will tell you, Los Angeles can be a pretty great place to live. But 2015 might have been the year that everyone else got wise to it too.

Immigration courts complete more cases, but big backlog remains

For the first time in six years, the number of completed cases at the nation's busy immigration courts has risen, perhaps turning a corner on the long-standing backlog of cases.

The newly-formed marriage of texting and shopping

Imagine that you could find a good pizza spot, catch an Uber home and make sure you have enough in your bank account for your order... all while texting your friends

2016 could see mass deportations of illegal immigrants

The Washington Post reported the Obama administration plans to deport hundreds of families found to have entered the U.S. illegally - some as soon as the New Year.

Is Santa Claus faster than the Flash? We asked a physicist

Physics and astronomy professor Michael Dennin uses the Theory of Relativity and other laws to see how Santa fares against our favorite comic superheroes.

More snow on the way for local ski resorts

Skiers and snowboarders rejoice! Mountain High Ski Resort's resident weatherman says they're gearing up for more fresh powder this season.

The 'Happiest Place on Earth' beefs up security

"Disney can come up with ways to make anything positive, including a security experience," says security expert Jonathan Wackrow.

HoverBoards on fire: a look at what's causing this popular gizmo to ignite

You may have seen people riding hoverboards around town. They look like a cross between a Segway and a skate board, but instead of pushing off with one leg, a battery powered motor propels it along while you stand on it facing forward.

Mistrial in case against Baltimore officer could have 'domino effect'

William Porter is the first of six officers to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray. Wednesday's mistrial could affect the state's cases against the remaining five.

Young Republicans on the future of the party

What does last night's debate say about the state of the GOP campaign heading into 2016? Take Two put the question to two Republican millennials.

The people behind the ‘invisible primary’

Party elites have the power to turn the tide of the primaries, but most GOP higher-ups have stayed silent this election season.

From 'Star Wars' to 'Home Alone': The music of John Williams

With the debut of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' and the 25th anniversary of 'Home Alone,' it's a big year for two of John Williams' most recognizable soundtracks.

Reexamining the DEA's stance on narco-terrorism

Since the U.S. began waging the "war on terror," one area of focus has been the global drug trade.

How the 'coddled student' is a myth

Rini Sampath, USC's student body president, says the 'coddled student' stereotype is a reaction to the real issues that students fight for.

Vigilant or paranoid? Reexamining ‘See Something, Say Something’

The San Bernardino attacks have led some to question the effectiveness of the approach.