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

From toilet to tap: Would you drink recycled wastewater?

The OC Water District is on a mission to change the public's mind about recycled wastewater one bottle at a time. Here's how it tastes.

Why SoCal heat makes air pollution more dangerous

On a hot day, smog can inflame and damage cells in the lining of the lungs.

The '70s tale of Coronado's swimming teen weed smugglers

The shark-infested waters between Coronado and Mexico make for a treacherous swim. But to a few young men, the risk was more than worth the reward.

Being a teen in LA is different when you’re from Aleppo

In "Dalya's Other Country," one young woman grapples with her identity. Torn between her Muslim faith and newfound American home, she navigates between both.

SOA: Trump backs off DACA, CA's new budget, Rohrabacher's newest challenger

Take Two's weekly peek at California politics.

3 ways to be an ally to women in the workplace

This week's exchange between AG Jeff Sessions and Senator Kamala Harris is just another reminder of how gender dynamics play out in the workplace, one expert says.

'It tears your heart out.' Rep. Linda Sanchez on shootings

Congresswoman Sanchez was at a practice some miles away this morning. She says she was out on the field doing drills when she got the news.

The under-discussed dangers of Virtual Reality

VR is considered to be the next frontier of gaming and other media. But USC professor Todd Richmond believes the tech comes with risks that should be considered.

State of Affairs: Sen. Harris stands out in Comey hearing, Gov. Brown's new climate legacy

California's profile on a domestic and international stage might have gotten two significant boosts this week.

Why do black boys perform lower in reading?

Data crunched by Cal Matters from the Department of Education revealed that 75 percent failed to meet state reading standards.

Is West Hollywood still the symbol of LGBT LA?

Since the '20s West Hollywood has set itself apart as the LGBT capital of LA. So, how did it get there? And how has it shifted and changed?

Gov. Brown strengthens CA climate partnerships in China

The US may have pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, but Brown made it clear that California remains committed to lowering emissions.

State of Affairs: California steps up to lead the fight against climate change

Lawmaker response to the Paris Accord pullout was swift, signaling that California will remain at odds with the Trump agenda.

CA Assembly will vote to extend alcohol service to 4 AM

The bill to extend last call has passed its first hurdle. But why do people who enjoy California nightlife want two more hours of bar hopping?

This company is helping California conservatives move... to Texas

Former congressional candidate Paul Chabot launched the company after losing his Inland Empire race in November. His slogan: "Helping families move right."