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The 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

What United Airlines teaches us about social media strategy

Sometimes a weak response to controversy allows others to fill in the blanks, according to an expert in digital branding.

Egypt church attacks felt in local Coptic community

Father Joseph Boules of Saint Mary & Saint Verena Coptic Orthodox Church in Anaheim explains how the local community is processing the attacks in Egypt.

State of Affairs: CA lawmakers react to Syria strike, Gov. Brown scores $54b tax victory

Reactions among lawmakers were mixed; some applauded the action, while others urged phe president to consult Congress in the future.

SoCal Trump supporter: US can intervene in Syria and still keep 'America First'

President Trump flipped in his stance on Syria, but one local proponent says the U.S. needed to send a message to the "butchers and bullies" of the world.

Is superhero publisher Marvel super out of touch?

Marvel VP of Sales David Gabriel recently said that their numbers indicate diversity in comics has hurt sales. But those numbers are based on a flawed metric.

Why did the LA Times do that 6-part editorial on President Trump?

Though the essays have received several shares, reader response has been mixed.

State of Affairs: CA Republicans on healthcare vote and more

In this installment State of Affairs, our weekly analysis of the politics and the Golden State: healthcare vote, Governor Brown in DC, and Nunes apology.

Sen. Kamala Harris on health care, Russian interference and more

Take Two's A Martinez spoke with California Senator Kamala Harris about how she's taking on the big issues in Washington DC.

What California license plates say about our car culture

The latest California license plate for a cause features the famous redwood forest. It's the latest in California's long line of distinct car tags.

State of Affairs: Lawmakers react to Trump budget proposal and the Doggfather gets political

Political news from the Golden State.

Why do we continue to elect sheriffs instead of appointing them?

Some say elections keep sheriffs accountable to the public while others argue too much sway from public opinion is bad for law enforcement.

People LOVE Joshua Tree these days; how the staff is dealing with the park's 2 million-plus visitors

It's always been a popular spot for campers, hikers, rock climbers and folks who just want to get away to the desert: Joshua Tree. But lately, the national park has become even more of a draw.

San Bernardino Police turn to tech to help prevent homicides

Murder rates in San Bernardino are some of the highest in the nation. Now, the same program that helped drop crime rates in Oakland is coming to the Inland Empire.

Why don't more girls study STEM in college?

Non-profits in the state and around the country have done a lot to get more young girls interested in these topics, but by college, enthusiasm fades.

State of Affairs: GOP lawmakers react to proposed Obamacare replacement

Take Two's weekly look at politics in the Golden State.