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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

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes to Senate committee, promises changes

The San Francisco-based bank opened millions of superfluous accounts, applied for unauthorized credit cards, and forged customer signatures.

Median incomes up in LA, but housing costs remain prohibitive

Housing costs have risen far faster than wages in LA, and that has made dreams of a middle-class lifestyle particularly elusive for city-dwellers.

At 50, Star Trek continues to prosper, thanks to its fans

It's the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek series, in celebration, we take a look at some of the fan made productions that have found their own success.

The perils and the pitfalls of moderating presidential forums, as demonstrated by Matt Lauer

The Today host faces flack after his prime-time sitdowns with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Wednesday evening. His performance has given rise to a new hashtag.

Dallas paper's Clinton endorsement is 'huge,' but little surprise to Texans

The nod might be more of a move against Donald Trump than a thumbs-up to Clinton.

For Cambodian refugees, film seeks to 'break the silence'

The film follows a group of U.S.-based survivors of the Khmer Rouge as they return to their homeland to testify in the genocide trials. For a new generation, justice is complicated.

The US-China climate pact is a big deal, even for environmental leader California

The Golden State has led the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Now the energy sector can impart its knowledge on a global scale.

SoCal descendant of Georgetown slaves says university's plan 'falls short'

In 1838, Georgetown University fell on hard times. The school was in debt and in danger of closing. That's when the founders—two Jesuit priests—did the unthinkable.

Politics as (un)usual: Clinton, Trump and the debates that could change the race

But by now voters have seen and heard a lot from the presidential candidates. A political roundtable looks at the potential impact of the upcoming debates.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's media strategies say a lot about the candidates

For example, it's been about 270 days since Clinton last held a press conference. In that time, Trump has held 17.

'Argots': Secret languages created to exclude others

What if there were "languages" only small groups of people understood being spoken right in front of you? Would you even know it?

The California Incline as a cultural landmark

The California Incline has been closed for construction for almost a year and a half.

A Nation Engaged: Months after terror, Police Chief leery of political rhetoric

Jarrod Burguan was at the helm of the San Bernardino Police Department in December when a gruesome terror attack left 14 dead. He shared his thoughts with Take Two.

John Krasinski: 'I didn't want to play anything that seemed like Jim'

John Krasinski chats about directing "The Hollars," life after "The Office" and how his "face acting" compares with Denzel Washington's.

Meet the man who miniaturized former LA landmarks

Disappointed by the demolition of some of his favorite buildings in Los Angeles, Gerald Cox decided to preserve them with hand-crafted models.