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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

SoCal students talk race, discrimination on campus

Students of color from three prestigious Southern California universities share their experiences. 'For my mental health, I can't just suck it up,' one student says.

New requirements for driving boats are on the horizon

New requirements starting in 2018 will require people to obtain a state issued operator card if they plan on taking the wheel of a motorized boat.

Claremont college student who led hunger strike to ouster dean talks race on campus

Taylor Lemmons, a junior at Claremont McKenna College, led a hunger strike calling for Dean Mary Spellman's resignation. She spoke to Take Two.

Why is SeaWorld getting into the hotel business?

They hope the development of a hotel at the park will bring in more revenue.

The traveling chef who cooks Filipino food for strangers

Yana Gilbuena always wanted to cook Filipino food for lots of people. When Typhoon Haiyan hit, she figured out a way to do just that — and help her country.

Fact checking the fourth GOP Debate

Candidates made a lot of claims about the state of the US economy. Some were true, but some might have been a bit of a stretch.

The fight over immigration reform isn't over

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 5th Circuit Court's decision, the immigration reform enacted by the Obama administration still has a long way to go.

The fourth GOP debate comes at an uncertain time for the Republican Party

This debate, much like the last, will focus on jobs and the economy. But things will be a little different this time.

CA school takes a stand on sitting with new desks

An elementary school in northern California will soon be the first in the country to have standing desks in all of its classrooms.

The road to the White House may be paved with laughter

A good late-night TV appearance may give candidates more of a boost than any debate, says one Harvard professor.

Recipe for a James Bond song: Strings, brass, awkward lyrics

A study of the songs of James Bond films show a 50-year identity crisis, say two Stanford professors.

Nixing Telemundo debate could hurt, help some GOP hopefuls

If the parties can't strike a deal, the Republican candidates could lose their only chance to appeal to a large group of Latino voters.

Brace yourselves: Presidential campaign ads are coming

Take Two evaluated the effectiveness of several campaign ads from past elections.

Crab fishermen wait for toxic algae bloom to clear

The springtime toxic algae bloom had a clear effect on the West Coast's Dungeness Crabs. Will it still be possible to fish for them in California?

The complete 'Back to the Future' 2015 scorecard

Where’s my hoverboard?! The 1989 movie makes several predictions about the technology in 2015. Some of them were spot on…many of them weren't.