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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

Despite controversies, football interest stronger than ever

Gregg Easterbrook tackles football's long-term viability in his new book called "The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football".

Stars say they will boycott the Oscars after another year of white nominees

Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced Monday that they will boycott the award ceremony this year. Could this spell trouble for the Oscars?

Rams owner Kroenke says moving to LA is the rational thing to do

The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles after 20 years, so A Martinez sat down with team owner Stan Kroenke to talk about what's to come.

Martinez and Rabe finally accept that the NFL is returning to LA

A Martinez and John Rabe on the news that the NFL Rams are coming back to Los Angeles.

Feds to crackdown on dark money in luxury real estate

The majority of LA's high-end housing market is made up of anonymous buyers who shield their identities behind corporations. That could be changing soon.

Clinton campaign to engage Asian-American voters

According to the census bureau, the number of Asian Americans registered to vote has doubled since the year 2000, making them a powerful force in modern politics.

Head of LA's police commission on reform: 'You have to change hearts and minds'

From Chicago to South Carolina, New York to Cleveland, police shootings and questions of how and when officers use force are drawing increased scrutiny.

In the Korean conflict, propaganda is the oldest weapon

North Korea may have nuclear capabilities, but the regime can do little to halt the flow of illicit western media.

What to call Oregon’s armed occupiers

Media organizations can't seem to agree on exactly what to call the men currently occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Chinese stocks tumble, rattling global markets

What do China’s market woes mean for everyday Americans?

2015: The year LA finally got some East Coast love

As many Angelenos will tell you, Los Angeles can be a pretty great place to live. But 2015 might have been the year that everyone else got wise to it too.

Immigration courts complete more cases, but big backlog remains

For the first time in six years, the number of completed cases at the nation's busy immigration courts has risen, perhaps turning a corner on the long-standing backlog of cases.

The newly-formed marriage of texting and shopping

Imagine that you could find a good pizza spot, catch an Uber home and make sure you have enough in your bank account for your order... all while texting your friends

2016 could see mass deportations of illegal immigrants

The Washington Post reported the Obama administration plans to deport hundreds of families found to have entered the U.S. illegally - some as soon as the New Year.

Is Santa Claus faster than the Flash? We asked a physicist

Physics and astronomy professor Michael Dennin uses the Theory of Relativity and other laws to see how Santa fares against our favorite comic superheroes.