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
A national task force that investigates arsons at worship facilities has joined the investigation of the fire at Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church on Crenshaw Boulevard.
Locke joins the list of South L.A. schools that have on-campus health centers intended to serve both the student body and surrounding community.
A Johns Hopkins study found that doctors are less likely to bond with overweight patients, which could affect how well those patients listen to doctors' orders.
Where community clinics are often the only source of medical care, nurse practitioners are the key to keeping those clinics running.
In a new study, women who'd first given birth between the ages of 13 and 19 were 32 percent more likely to become obese than women who'd given birth later than that.
Maintaining a plot in a community garden seems to help the people who do it maintain a healthier weight, according to new research.
Among Fremont's nearly 4,600 students, about one-third are obese and 1 in 30 develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 30, according to UMMA.
Research from Michigan State University says federally-qualified health centers need to improve how they control hypertensive patients' condition.
The more food that's on people's plates, the more they tend to eat – even if they know that large portion sizes can lead to unhealthy overeating.
It's still unclear why black men with sleep apnea appear to have more severe cases than white men, even after factoring out risk factors like obesity.
A study found that, access to free health care notwithstanding, low-income families were less likely to be able to manage their children's diabetes.
A study found that fat around the waistline, even on people who weren't overweight or obese, was associated with worsened kidney function.
Mirta Orellana has lived with migraines for nearly a decade, and has resorted to taking her friends' leftover medication or buying foreign drugs to soothe them.
Jordan Wellness Center is a new addition to what seems like a flurry of school-based clinic grand openings – one that isn't showing signs of subsiding anytime soon.
One South L.A. doctor said estimated that 30 percent of his clinic's patients live with chronic pain, often in their lower back.