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

Inside the century-old Ford Theatre's $72 million renovation

One of L.A. County's oldest venues just got a facelift. Take Two's A Martinez got a peek behind the scenes.

More seniors rely on payday loans, fall into cycles of debt

We look at why senior citizens are increasingly relying on high interest payday loans just to get by.

Nerdstrong Gym helps you find your inner superhero

Located in North Hollywood, this gym aims to speak to fans of all walks of pop culture to show them the value of being a nerd and being fit.

State of Affairs: Assembly Speaker Rendon threatened, blue California could be seeing red

Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon faced death threats, less than a week after putting the single-payer bill on hold.

A South LA street is designated 'Obama Boulevard' and residents react

Residents of Rodeo Road in South Los Angeles react to LA City Council's decision to rename the street after former President Barack Obama.

Cyber attacks like the one that hit Maersk will continue to be a problem for companies

Companies must often make a difficult choice: update software and risk loss of productivity or remain unprotected from hackers.

A unique method of diagnosis: Feel your patient's pain

In his new memoir, Dr. Joel Salinas explains how synesthesia informs his bedside manner and that hyper-empathy can be both a gift and an obstacle.

Growing coffee in the shade of avocado trees

Ambitious growers from San Diego to Santa Barbara are putting in coffee plants, hoping that it might be the next big thing for the region.

California could get hit hard by the Senate GOP health care bill

The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release their findings as early as today; early analysis says the bill could leave millions uninsured.

California's oldest 100-mile foot race kicks off this weekend

On Saturday at five a.m., the starting gun will go off for the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, one of the most prestigious ultramarathons.

State of Affairs: Time for Pelosi to go? Lessons from Georgia, Feinstein isn't stopping yet

After an expensive defeat in Georgia, some House Democrats question Nancy Pelosi's future.

Early analysis: The Senate health care bill and California

Take Two got an early look at what's in the bill with KPCC health care reporter Michelle Faust.

Meet Jessica Watkins: The geologist bound for Mars

Local geologist Jessica Watkins talks about what it's like to be one of the newest additions to NASA's astronaut program and bound for long-distance space travel.

From toilet to tap: Would you drink recycled wastewater?

The OC Water District is on a mission to change the public's mind about recycled wastewater one bottle at a time. Here's how it tastes.

Why SoCal heat makes air pollution more dangerous

On a hot day, smog can inflame and damage cells in the lining of the lungs.