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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

Remembering our nation's veterans through their letters

It's hard to understand what life on the battlefield is like if you've never been there, but you can get a glimpse of that life through the letters written by those who have been to war.

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Voiceover artist Ben Patrick Johnson

Ben Patrick Johnson is a major voiceover artists in Hollywood, one of fewer than a dozen of his kind. Part of Take Two's series on weird jobs in the Industry.

'Hunting Season': the story of immigration and death in small-town America

Did angry anti-immigrant rhetoric lead to the killing of a 37-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue, N.Y., in 2008? A new book looks at the case.

Gay erotic fiction genre written by women, for women

What if Captain Kirk and Spock hooked up? Writers of male-male fiction (or m/m) construct romance novels, comics, and stories. And it's primarily written by heterosexual women, for heterosexual women.

Cheech Marin on Chicano art and 'Chicanitas'

Cheech Marin isn't just an actor, but an art collector. He talks about his love of Chicano art, especially small pieces.

A real estate tour of the Inland Empire five years after Lehman Brothers

It's been almost 5 years since the Lehman Brothers investment bank went bankrupt, sending the country into an economic tailspin.

LGBT service members still fighting for benefits

When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last June, that was supposed to clear the way for same-sex married couples to obtain federal benefits. But LGBT service members are still fighting that battle.

'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.