José Martinez OnCentral Reporter
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José Martinez covers South Los Angeles for KPCC's OnCentral website.
José graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2011, where he majored in theology and worked as the editor in chief of the college newspaper, the Loyolan.
An L.A. transplant originally from San Diego, Martinez is a huge fan of improv and stand-up and does not believe in the Oxford comma.
Stories by José Martinez
One local health expert says the natural drug's manufactured counterpart is a growing concern, in part because there's still a "learning curve" among users.
Access to mental health care in South L.A. is difficult to come by, said one local behavioral health expert, especially among the safety net population.
'Tis the season for the common cold, and if you don't take care of yourself, that sickness could linger for days, even weeks.
Drivers of the Sepulveda Pass may want to find an alternate route this week. Full closures between Montana Avenue and Church Lane are set to begin at 9 p.m. Monday.
The early morning blast in an underground electrical vault blew a manhole lid into the air, causing officials to close the area.
Saenz, who has used a variety of aliases while on the run, is accused of murdering four people in L.A., including the mother of his child.
During the holiday season, it's all too easy to forget the healthy eating and exercise habits you've fostered all year – especially on Thanksgiving. Here's how to stay on track.
It's what Thanksgiving Day is (technically) all about, and according to one expert, it can mean good things for your physical health.
Stress tends to rise with the arrival of the holiday season, and a new study has found that primary care doctors rarely teach people how to deal with it.
Federal health officials say black women see nine more deaths than white women for every 100 breast cancer diagnoses in each group.
Every year, around 115,000 women see their divorce claim their private health coverage as collateral damage, often leaving them uninsured for years.
Weight discrimination is a "very real problem," says one expert, and in the world of health care, it's become a "clinical concern."
Could Mitt Romney really have repealed the Affordable Care Act? One legal expert says it's not that simple.
Despite some long lines and some missing voting machines, the casting of ballots on the southside has been a relatively quiet affair.
It's still early in the development process, but if they succeed, they could create the first specific treatment for meth addiction.