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

'It tears your heart out.' Rep. Linda Sanchez on shootings

Congresswoman Sanchez was at a practice some miles away this morning. She says she was out on the field doing drills when she got the news.

The under-discussed dangers of Virtual Reality

VR is considered to be the next frontier of gaming and other media. But USC professor Todd Richmond believes the tech comes with risks that should be considered.

State of Affairs: Sen. Harris stands out in Comey hearing, Gov. Brown's new climate legacy

California's profile on a domestic and international stage might have gotten two significant boosts this week.

Why do black boys perform lower in reading?

Data crunched by Cal Matters from the Department of Education revealed that 75 percent failed to meet state reading standards.

Is West Hollywood still the symbol of LGBT LA?

Since the '20s West Hollywood has set itself apart as the LGBT capital of LA. So, how did it get there? And how has it shifted and changed?

Gov. Brown strengthens CA climate partnerships in China

The US may have pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, but Brown made it clear that California remains committed to lowering emissions.

State of Affairs: California steps up to lead the fight against climate change

Lawmaker response to the Paris Accord pullout was swift, signaling that California will remain at odds with the Trump agenda.

CA Assembly will vote to extend alcohol service to 4 AM

The bill to extend last call has passed its first hurdle. But why do people who enjoy California nightlife want two more hours of bar hopping?

This company is helping California conservatives move... to Texas

Former congressional candidate Paul Chabot launched the company after losing his Inland Empire race in November. His slogan: "Helping families move right."

Paris climate accord: 3 ways California could step in if US withdraws

Without the U.S. taking the lead, California might be uniquely positioned to become the flag bearer in the fight against climate change.

Taiwanese marriage equality leaves activists hopeful

A ruling in the Taiwanese constitutional court is a landmark victory for same-sex marriage activists around the world

End of an era: Why new freeways are history

In a unanimous vote, the L.A. County Metro board canned the 710-tunnel project, a move that puts an end to decades of debate over the freeway connection.

State of Affairs: Dems target 2 more CA GOP Reps. in 2018

Also: Gov. Jerry Brown is striking a softer tone on Trump. The reason? You might call it divine intervention.

Faces of fallen troops featured in new Pasadena statue

Look closely, and you'll see the facial features of 11 local service members, immortalized in a single bronze figure. The name tag reads "Pasadena."

Militants in the Philippines: President's martial law order is Déjà vu for some expats

Reports say Islamist militants have burned buildings, taken hostages and even raised black ISIS-style flags on the country's southern island.