A Martínez

Host, Take Two

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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

'Calexit' imagines a world where California secedes

With "Calexit," comic writer Matteo Pizzolo seeks to entertain while staying true to the political realities of our time.

What happens to Covered California if Obamacare gets repealed?

Even if a repeal doesn't happen, the president can gut the health law. Here's what Covered California executive director Peter Lee plans to do.

Dems target 'harmful' corporate mergers in economic agenda

In new, more consumer-focused economic agenda, Democrats take aim at corporate mergers driving up prices for consumers-- but is this enough to bring workers back?

Is the 'Better Deal' from the Democrats actually better?

Most Democrats know they stand against President Trump, but not as many can say what exactly the party stands for. Leaders of the party are hoping to change that.

State of Affairs: Chad Mayes gets flack, Harris and Paul team up, could Trump take tips from Brown?

All wasn't quiet on the Western Coast this week.

AG Sessions is expanding asset forfeitures. What is CA law?

AG Sessions wants to expand a controversial program seizing property from suspected criminals. California has some protections but advocates say it's not enough.

Rep. Rohrabacher facing scrutiny after report detailing Russian dealings

The Daily Beast reported Wednesday that Rohrabacher may have taken direction from Russia when he discussed lifting US sanctions on Russian officials.

What's next for California after the GOP health bill collapse?

The latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare has hit a brick wall. Senate Republicans failed to secure the 50 votes needed to pass its healthcare bill Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that, for now, he'll focus efforts on just repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Cyclists brave Death Valley in July to advocate for affordable housing

Cyclists riding for affordable housing arrive in California.

CA community colleges board sets new goals to grow student success

Taking aim at low transfer and graduation rates, the new approach could get students through junior college faster and with better job prospects.

Discovering the unknown mysteries of the oceans

The Nautilus Expedition will be at sea in the Channel Islands, where it will be mapping and characterizing unknown waters for the month of July.

5 tips for camping during wildfire season

This summer, several California wildfires have spread across popular camping areas.

Inside the century-old Ford Theatre's $72 million renovation

One of L.A. County's oldest venues just got a facelift. Take Two's A Martinez got a peek behind the scenes.

More seniors rely on payday loans, fall into cycles of debt

We look at why senior citizens are increasingly relying on high interest payday loans just to get by.

Nerdstrong Gym helps you find your inner superhero

Located in North Hollywood, this gym aims to speak to fans of all walks of pop culture to show them the value of being a nerd and being fit.