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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

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.

Gaming giants go to war at E3 in downtown LA

Sony and Microsoft are in a league of their own, going to war over hardcore gamers. While Nintendo is trying to figure out how to pull in a bigger audience.

Tuesday Reviewsday: People Under The Stairs, Lee Fields and more

Oliver Wang of Soul-Sides.com and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes join Take Two to run down the latest releases you need to know about.

Tiananmen Square at 25: A student leader recalls gunshots and chaos

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong poured into the streets today to mark the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square. But in Beijing, Chinese authorities sharply restricted access to the site and enforced a virtual blackout online.

California housing remains unaffordable for poorest residents

California's housing market is one of the most expensive in the country, and it's not getting any better for the states poorest residents, according to a new report.

Can including ice in your daily diet help you lose weight?

"...It turns out that when you eat ice and melt it, that takes energy. Ultimately what this leads to is that ice is a negative calorie food."

National Hamburger Day: VaKA Burger has the best burger in SoCal

The people have spoken! They voted VaKA Burger, best hamburger joint in Southern California for National Hamburger Day. So, we went down to Vaka to check out the story behind the scenes.

The Counterfeit Detective: Where the Port of LA stores illegally imported goods

Think you can sniff out a knock-off Chanel handbag? Try doing it every day in the Port of LA where 43 percent of the country's imported goods come through before hitting shelves.

Why Landon Donovan was left off the US World Cup team roster

The US announced their roster for their World Cup team yesterday, but one notable name was missing... Landon Donovan.

The big business of live streaming video gameplay

Believe it or not, watching people play video games online is a huge business. The biggest company behind live streaming video game matches is Twitch Interactive.

Tuesday Reviewsday: The Black Keys, Swans, Joseph Arthur and more

It's time again for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Hollywood Reporter music editor Shirley Halperin and Spin Magazine senior writer Chris Martins are back with some new tunes.

Mexican-American 'cholo' style takes off in Bangkok

The look of cholos might be familiar to us in LA, but that style is catching on among men in Bangkok, Thailand — most of whom don't understand Spanish or truly understand what being a "cholo" is about.

FDA moves to regulate e-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration FDA wants to impose regulation on electronic cigarettes, including an eventual ban on sales to anyone under age 18. Megan McArdle covers the industry for Bloomberg View and she joins the show with more.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees and Ray LaMontagne

It's time for another Tuesday Reviewsday. This week, Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter joins A Martinez to chat about three new albums.