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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

Can California save the race for Bernie Sanders? Probably not. Here’s why.

A win in California might not save the Sanders campaign, but could be enough to scare Clinton, one expert explains.

The first ever Indigenous Comic Con is coming

ICC aims to be a gathering of "Indigenerds." It will feature writers, artists, creators and developers in pop culture who are of Indigenous heritage.

Happy 50th birthday to Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Angel Stadium used to be surrounded by agricultural communities; now, the ballpark reflects the rapid evolution of the OC as a bustling suburb of LA.

Seattle's Rockford Peaches are in a (little) league of their own

The West Seattle Little League has its first all-girl, coach-pitch team: The Rockford Peaches, named for the team in the 1992 film A League of Their Own

How corporate logos on jerseys will affect the NBA

The NBA is officially putting a program that will allow small corporate logos to be placed on player's regular game-day jerseys. We'll examine what this means.

As El Niño fades, NOAA issues La Niña watch

Meteorologists at the center say El Nino's days may be numbered, and it's dryer sibling — known as La Nina — could be on its way.

Organized crime rings target California nut business

California's almond and pistachio industry is being stolen at an alarming rate. As truckloads of the crop are stolen we take a look at how this can be prevented.

USC didn't have to look far for the newest Athletic Director

Lynn Swann has been named the new head of USC's athletic department. His lack of position experience has been criticized by many, but is that scrutiny fair?

How do the Warriors compare to the '96 Bulls?

The record has been broken. But that's not stopping comparisons from being drawn between the Warriors and the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.

Take Two Time Machine: The history of delegates

The presidential nomination process was a long time in the making.

Oakland Museum explores all sides of marijuana

A new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California offers viewers a look at the complex history- and present- of pot use throughout the world.

The 'Utley Rule' has already decided baseball games

In an attempt to mitigate the violent collisions that can occur at second base, MLB officials introduced the 'Utley Rule,'- and it's already made an impact.

Kobe Bryant's last game

Love him or hate him, Bryant has relished his role as both a hero and a villain. Take Two looks back at the good, the bad and the ugly of his two decades as a Los Angeles Laker.

The costs of caregiving for overseas Filipina workers

About one-tenth of the people in the Philippines are overseas workers, living and working abroad to support their families. Reporter Rachel Aviv wrote an article in The New Yorker Magazine detailing the difficult experience of immigrant women who work as nannies for families in New York.

Papal proclamation urges a more welcoming church

The latest proclamation by Pope Francis signals a bold change of direction for the Roman Catholic Church and its approach to family life.