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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

Brace yourselves: Presidential campaign ads are coming

Take Two evaluated the effectiveness of several campaign ads from past elections.

Crab fishermen wait for toxic algae bloom to clear

The springtime toxic algae bloom had a clear effect on the West Coast's Dungeness Crabs. Will it still be possible to fish for them in California?

The complete 'Back to the Future' 2015 scorecard

Where’s my hoverboard?! The 1989 movie makes several predictions about the technology in 2015. Some of them were spot on…many of them weren't.

The ever-widening cultural gap between North and South Korea

North Korea celebrated 70 years of Communism this week. But for Koreans on both sides of the divide, it's more than just a geographic difference.

Lamar Odom: The ups and downs of a beloved NBA star

Andy Kamenetzky, who spent time covering Lamar Odom when he played for the Lakers, reflects on the two-time NBA champ's highs and lows.

When an earthquake hits, do you know the drill?

When you're at school or at work, it's pretty simple to 'drop, cover, and hold on.' But what if you're in your car? In bed? Or in a big warehouse store?

Democratic debate: Professor, young dems weigh in

About 11 percent of all homes with televisions tuned into CNN to watch the event. The numbers indicate it's the most-viewed Democratic debate in history.

Hillary Clinton's chief strategist talks debate preparation

Playing the role of opponent, comebacks and zingers: They're all part of debate prep. But determining an exact image and message isn't always easy.

Finding and stopping the next mass shooter

Risk assessment professional Stephen White says many shooters leave a unique trail of clues.

Dive deep into the history of the LA river via audio tour

Throughout the years as the Bowtie parcel has laid dormant, people have taken it upon themselves to install pieces of art, including signs and an audio tour.

Gallup is out of the pre-presidential horse race

Polling giant Gallup told Politico on Wednesday that it will be stepping back from handicapping the presidential horse race.

Justice Department to release 6K drug offenders

The vote cut sentences retroactively, meaning that even more drug offenders could eventually be approved for early release nationwide.

Where young conservatives see the GOP going

With three political outsiders topping the list, one thing seems clear: GOP voters want fresh faces and stronger stances.

How tenants can tackle living condition problems

Many people living in substandard housing don't speak out about it. They may not know where to turn, or fear that speaking out could leave them homeless.

LB Mayor Robert Garcia, local priest talk Pope Francis visit

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and local priest Joe Palacios were invited to the White House to welcome Pope Francis on his historic U.S. visit.