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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

Cal State Fullerton marks 40th anniversary of mass shooting

Seven people were killed in the incident, which happened in 1976. Patricia Almazan, the daughter of one of the victims, has helped organize a memorial for Tuesday night.

Balancing being black with the right to bear arms

Many insist that Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were not extended the same right to bear arms without prosecution as other white citizens with the same rights.

Local AME minister: ‘Division and separation have never brought healing’

Questions of race and the value of a single life have taken center stage after a polarizing week of bloodshed and frustration in the country.

Director David Gibney on the classification of cyber warfare

In his latest documentary, 'Zero Days,' director David Gibney takes a close look at Stuxnet, the malware that he says people still son't understand the danger of.

After sniper attack, how do police move forward?

L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and retired police captain Greg Meyer discuss the reaction to Dallas from local law enforcement officials.

Minnesota in the aftermath of an officer involved shooting

Last night Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota. We'll check in with a reporter from Minnesota Public Radio for the latest.

No full US troop drawdown in Afghanistan during Obama presidency

Obama promised to end the war in Afghanistan by the end of his presidency. Now, any future decisions will fall to his successor.

A look at what makes gun research in the EU so difficult

The first installment in our look at how other countries deal with guns. The European Union has a problem: countries can't agree on how to categorize gun data.

Pterosaurs take flight at Natural History Museum

The amazing flying reptiles now have their own exhibit at the popular LA museum. We'll get you up to speed on the gallery what makes the Pterosaurs so remarkable

NASA celebrates spacecraft's successful orbit around Jupiter

After five years and millions of miles, the Juno probe is in orbit around the fifth planet of the Sun. So what's the next step in finding out Jupiter's secrets?

An Olympic athlete's race to redemption in Rio

The first of many check-ins with Desiree Linden, who is on the US Olympic women's marathon team, as she prepares for her event in Rio.

Your guide to fireworks safety: Do's and don'ts

Fourth of July is always a great concern for fire agencies not only because of the use of fireworks, but the increase of people outdoors.

Did San Diego's bid to keep the Chargers run out of juice?

One of the reasons that the Chargers are looking to move cities is that the team wants a new stadium. But any hopes of that Stadium being built just hit a big snag.

Images of tragedy: Who decides how much the public gets to see?

Grainy footage of one of the Istanbul suicide bombers has surfaced. Some outlets have run the clip in its entirety, but others have held back. Where is the line?

How did New Orleans solve its homeless veterans problem?

One reporter in the city says that it took a unified effort between all state, federal and local homelessness organizations to solve the issue.