A Martínez

Host, Take Two

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The 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

Los Angeles and Kern County's battle over LA's sewage comes to an end

If you flush a toilet in the City of Los Angeles, its contents might end up on a farm south of Bakersfield.

Air filters aren't a cure-all for those living near freeways

L.A. city air inspectors now must check new homes built near freeways for air filtration systems. But even with a filter in place, toxic fumes can get through.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Tyler, The Creator, Sean Price, Gil Scott Heron

Every week, our music experts come in to talk about the best new tunes in one short segment. This week, Oliver Wang shares his picks.

Seal Beach's Rich Harbour on almost six decades of making surfboards

Rich Harbour is the founder of the shop Harbour Surfboards is in Seal Beach. Not only do they sell boards; they also craft them on-site.

State of Affairs: New immigration bill could hit Silicon Valley, Gov. Brown tackles CA housing crisis

Political news from the Golden State.

Changes to CA's bar exam could help students of color, immigrants

The California State Bar exam has the lowest pass rates in the country. But cutting the minimum score from 144 to 141 could boost the pass rate by 8 percent.

How LA sold summer cool to the rest of America

California is the land of the perpetual summer, but did you know we popularized and even invented, summer staples like tanning, BBQing, and surfing?

There may or may not be a mini gold rush in Northern California

While some miners are reporting more gold than normal after this year's rains, one experienced treasure hunter says the rumored gold rush is largely mythical.

State of Affairs: Gov. Brown's bullet-train dream deferred? GOP targets House Dems, Calexit 2.0

It's been a pivotal week for politics in the Golden State. Here's what you may have missed.

Get in touch with your inner kid at the Autry

The Autry's "Play!" exhibit features interactive installations and explores the history and influence of the West on the development of toys and how we play.

Nonpartisan organization aims to boost women in politics

She Should Run aims to have women running for 250,000, or half of all elected positions, by 2030.

Big pot: Marijuana lobbyists shaping the future of weed in California

Here are some issues that are front-and-center for the industry.

Air pollution control needs to gather data, and save lungs

For Latino communities living in areas with high amounts of air pollution, the latest reform bill may not do enough.

Sessions' new policy on sanctuary cities could face legal challenges, expert says

The DOJ is threatening to pull federal grant money if local law agencies don't comply with federal immigration laws.

'Calexit' imagines a world where California secedes

With "Calexit," comic writer Matteo Pizzolo seeks to entertain while staying true to the political realities of our time.