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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

California's parks system in need of major revamp, commission finds

Years of struggling with budgets and poor administration has left the system in a crisis. That's according to the Parks Forward Commision, which just released its findings.

Tuesday Reviewsday: The Psycho Sisters, Quetzal, Nightmare & the Cat and Chiquis

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by experts Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila.

Families of child immigrants being scammed for money

After kids crossing the US border, illegally, get scooped up by the US government, they're brought to detention centers. Now, scammers are contacting families of the kids trying to extort them for money.

Squatter takes over house after woman rents it out on Airbnb

A woman rented out her Palm Springs, CA house on Airbnb hoping to pick up some extra cash. What she picked up was a big problem. A squatter who won't leave.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Weird Al, Laura Welsh, Naomi Shelton, Fink, Willie Nelson, Somi

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com join A Martinez in studio for another episode of Tuesday Reviewsday.

Running 135 miles through heat and mountains for bragging rights

Nearly 100 runners set off this morning on the run of their lives, racing to cover 135 miles of desert and mountains in two days for the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon.

When pot is legal, what happens to "Just Say No"?

For decades, the message was pretty clear: Pot. Is. Bad. But now that recreational marijuana is legalized and regulated in states like Colorado and Washington, what do drug educators say now?

How hackers infiltrated the NASDAQ stock market

For a long time, cyber-security experts assumed that the financial sector in the US was prepared to take on hackers. But, as they found out four years ago, they were wrong.

Banda music thriving in both the US and Mexico

Banda music is exploding in both Mexico and the US right now and it has to do with a bunch of young artists coming up that are ditching old school rules.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Bleachers, Madlib, Charlie Haden and more

A local rapper creates a strange brew of psych, kraut and prog music and we bid farewell to jazz legend Charlie Haden, it's Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly music segment.

Examining the fallout of the World Cup in Brazil

What happens to Brazil now that the World Cup is coming to an end? Mauricio Savarese joins A Martinez, from Brazil, to discuss.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Henry Butler, Cowboy Jack Clement, Fania and Miranda

A blind pianist, a country music legend, the reboot of a Latin label in New York and an Argentinean electro-pop band. It's all about the new music here on Tuesday Reviewsday.

You Voted: Who has the best sausage in SoCal?

As a lead up to all the grilling that'll be happening on the fourth, last week, we announced that we wanted you to tell us which restaurant had the best sausage in Southern California.

Gay Wedding Etiquette: A guide to hosting and attending a same-sex wedding

Perhaps you just opened up your mailbox to find an invite for your first gay wedding, wondering if there's a specific set of etiquette and rules to follow. Some tips.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Kitten, Riff Raff, Claire and How to Dress Well

We have music from a guy who says that James Franco's character in Spring Breakers is based on him and a woman who's been rocking in LA since she was 12 years old.