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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

Did San Diego's bid to keep the Chargers run out of juice?

One of the reasons that the Chargers are looking to move cities is that the team wants a new stadium. But any hopes of that Stadium being built just hit a big snag.

Images of tragedy: Who decides how much the public gets to see?

Grainy footage of one of the Istanbul suicide bombers has surfaced. Some outlets have run the clip in its entirety, but others have held back. Where is the line?

How did New Orleans solve its homeless veterans problem?

One reporter in the city says that it took a unified effort between all state, federal and local homelessness organizations to solve the issue.

What is the state of the black family in SoCal?

A new study shines a spotlight on an old question: What role does the family play in determining a child's success?

Breaking down California's fire ecology

What ecological conditions are contributing to the fires in California this year?

Colombians ecstatic over FARC peace accord but can it hold?

There was joy on the streets of Bogota on Thursday, as people hugged and sang the national anthem in the Colombian capital  

Brexit's effect on the US market, travel and you

The U.S. market is seeing a HUGE dip as a result of Britain's decision to exit the EU. But what does this mean for those of us on this side of the Atlantic?

What does the SCOTUS decision on affirmative action mean for the UC system?

The Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Thursday morning on a controversial diversity admissions policy at the University of Texas. The UC system has a similar policy. What's different?

Bud 'The Steamer' Furillo's LA sports legacy

Before the Lakers and Dodgers ever moved here, Bud 'The Steamer' Furillo's was already writing about L.A. sports. His son, Andy, had a front row seat for all of it.

Can U.S. defeat Argentinians in the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament?

The final four squads in the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament are the US, Argentina, Colombia and Chile. 

Fish Fire evacuee describes leaving home behind

Liz Reilly lives in Fish Canyon and is a Duarte City Councilwoman. She left her house with her daughter and two dogs Monday afternoon.

How national parks prepare for a record season (and how campers should prepare)

It's going to be a busy summer at Yosemite National Park. It's the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, and visitor numbers are up all over the country. 2015 was a record breaking year with more than 305 million visitors to parks and sites nationwide.

When God seems silent: Communities make sense of tragedy through love and togetherness

As Americans drift away from organized religion, universal tenets like fellowship, reconciliation and faith continue to hold a central place in our lives — especially in the wake of tragedies.

The spontaneous return of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

Michael O'Connell, senior TV writer for the Hollywood Reporter, joined host A Martinez to talk about the enduring appetite for the show.

One nation under grief: How communal bereavement helps heal

Following the tragedy in Orlando, tons of stories have flooded the web about compassionate acts. A closer look at how grief unites us in the face of tragedy.