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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

Who birthed 'Jamzilla' on the Sepulveda Pass?

Jamzilla is coming! But remember 2011's Carmaggedon? Who's coming up with these names? Turns out, the LA MTA is taking over that responsibility

Update: Annenberg Foundation buys Hopi masks from French auction house, returns to tribe

In France, a judge will decide tomorrow whether 32 Hopi artifacts can go up for sale at an art auction. However, the Hopi tribe say those objects contain the spirits of their ancestors, and selling them as commercial art is illegal.

How to get your kids to love the movies you do

Winter break is quickly approaching, and one option many parents have to keep their kids preoccupied is taking them to the movies.

Online games being monitored by US and British spy agencies

When you play a game like World of Warcraft, you're not only playing with dwarf paladins and goblin mages, but human spies, too. The New York Times and ProPublica report on how spy agencies have been monitoring communications on MMORPGs.

Shop 'til you drop: Black Friday now starts on Thursday

There is a lot of eating on Thanksgiving. There's turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie. There's vegetables and maybe some quinoa or tofu for your vegan cousin. Whatever's on the table you will no doubt be stuffed to the gills.

Thanksgiving: Not Just for Americans

This may surprise some of you, but Thanksgiving isn't only celebrated in the U.S.

Are you moral because of your brain?

In Joshua Greene's new book, "Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them," he elaborates on our genetic hardwiring that creates "morality," and the cultural aspects that shape it further.

Remembering our nation's veterans through their letters

It's hard to understand what life on the battlefield is like if you've never been there, but you can get a glimpse of that life through the letters written by those who have been to war.

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Voiceover artist Ben Patrick Johnson

Ben Patrick Johnson is a major voiceover artists in Hollywood, one of fewer than a dozen of his kind. Part of Take Two's series on weird jobs in the Industry.

'Hunting Season': the story of immigration and death in small-town America

Did angry anti-immigrant rhetoric lead to the killing of a 37-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue, N.Y., in 2008? A new book looks at the case.

Gay erotic fiction genre written by women, for women

What if Captain Kirk and Spock hooked up? Writers of male-male fiction (or m/m) construct romance novels, comics, and stories. And it's primarily written by heterosexual women, for heterosexual women.

Cheech Marin on Chicano art and 'Chicanitas'

Cheech Marin isn't just an actor, but an art collector. He talks about his love of Chicano art, especially small pieces.

A real estate tour of the Inland Empire five years after Lehman Brothers

It's been almost 5 years since the Lehman Brothers investment bank went bankrupt, sending the country into an economic tailspin.

LGBT service members still fighting for benefits

When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last June, that was supposed to clear the way for same-sex married couples to obtain federal benefits. But LGBT service members are still fighting that battle.

'Real World' star and AIDS activist Sean Sasser dead at 44

Almost 20 years before gay marriage became legal in California, he traded wedding bands with his partner Sean Sasser, who was also HIV-positive.