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

The past, present and future of West Coast rap

Rapper Open Mike Eagle discusses what made the West Coast the epicenter of hip-hop and how that how that helped influence the sounds from the region today.

Neil deGrasse Tyson encourages us all to stay curious

Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the heavens down to earth in his new book, by deconstructing intricate and complicated concepts for the laymen.

State of Affairs: CA's Republicans say 'yes' to health care bill

California Republicans were among some of the final holdouts. In the end, every single one would vote for the bill. So what caused them to fall in line?

The psychology behind that popular new comic from 'The Oatmeal'

Seattle-based artist Matthew Inman challenges our relationship with facts in an irreverent new comic. We broke it down with a psychologist.

No bones about it: Bray-Ali's uncloseted skeletons unlikely to help his campaign

Voters have forgiven candidates who have had affairs or late taxes, reasons one political scientist, but racist posts online are a no-go in these parts.

After the LA Riots, blacks, Korean-Americans faced different realities

International investors poured money into rebuilding Koreatown, making it wealthier than ever. But in South Los Angeles, little has changed.

State of Affairs: How California fared in President Trump's first 100 days

A bipartisan roundtable analyzes Trump's impact on the Golden State.

State of Affairs: Sen. Feinstein's rough week, Rep. Issa's ostensible journey to the center

It's been an eventful week for politics in the Golden State.

'There's no place like this in the heart of Los Angeles'

Get a sneak peek tour of the 32-acre green space in the middle of Los Angeles that's been 16 years in the making. The L.A. State Historic park opens on Earth day.

How improv helps kids with autism

Partnering with The Second City, Zip Zap Zop Enrichment wants to use the spirit of improv comedy to help autistic kids learn and interact with their peers.

One car per green: LA on-ramp lights turn 50

Granted, they can be frustrating, but one Caltrans engineer says your commute would be a lot harder without them.

State of Affairs: The Bay takes Trump to court as sanctuary statehood looms

San Francisco hopes to block an executive order that would withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities.

Orange County's changing political tide

As Democrats vie for congressional seats, we examines the changing demographics in Orange County and what compels voters in the area to show up at the polls.

What United Airlines teaches us about social media strategy

Sometimes a weak response to controversy allows others to fill in the blanks, according to an expert in digital branding.

Egypt church attacks felt in local Coptic community

Father Joseph Boules of Saint Mary & Saint Verena Coptic Orthodox Church in Anaheim explains how the local community is processing the attacks in Egypt.