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
With its freeways and industrial pockets, the southside has plenty of diesel fumes to go around, which the World Health Organization just declared a "known" cancer risk.
A new Kaiser Family Foundation survey paints a bleak picture of financial hardship when it comes to the affordability of medical care in the United States.
The proposed ban on sugary drinks over a certain size is aimed at curbing obesity, but that may not be enough in South Los Angeles.
This time last year, Newton Division had seen 110 sex crimes, which eventually became 229 at the end of 2011. In 2012, Newton is on track to cut that in half.
Tuesday marks California's primary election. We asked southsiders whether they're planning to vote – or if they're registered to do so.
The mysterious man behind the @LAScanner Twitter account has been listening to LAPD's radio frequencies for so long, it's become background music for him.
The CDTechLink Center at Central Avenue and 42nd Street will shut its doors today.
Makadu Labeet doesn't quite remember when he came to the U.S. or even how old he is. But he was on drugs for 21 years, and says one South L.A. community garden is what kept him clean.
Many "1.5-generation Latinos" turn to activism to make their voices heard in a country where lack of immigration status can be frustrating and dangerous.
Two new studies indicate that hospitals adjust their discharge practices based on the number of available recovery beds.
Police say there were no signs of foul play and confirmed that the body was not that of missing FBI agent Stephen Ivens.
The pit bull was one of two that had attacked a woman who was walking her dog in North Long Beach on Saturday evening.
A 40-member team from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is assisting about 100 FBI officers in the search for Stephen Ivens, who was reported missing on Friday.
The head of the San Diego chapter of a national motorcycle club was shot and killed on Friday.
Two men were shot, one fatally, on Sunday morning at an art colony in Lincoln Heights where Pabst Blue Ribbon once made its beer.