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

'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.

State of Affairs: CA lawmakers react to Syria strike, Gov. Brown scores $54b tax victory

Reactions among lawmakers were mixed; some applauded the action, while others urged phe president to consult Congress in the future.

SoCal Trump supporter: US can intervene in Syria and still keep 'America First'

President Trump flipped in his stance on Syria, but one local proponent says the U.S. needed to send a message to the "butchers and bullies" of the world.

Is superhero publisher Marvel super out of touch?

Marvel VP of Sales David Gabriel recently said that their numbers indicate diversity in comics has hurt sales. But those numbers are based on a flawed metric.

Why did the LA Times do that 6-part editorial on President Trump?

Though the essays have received several shares, reader response has been mixed.

State of Affairs: CA Republicans on healthcare vote and more

In this installment State of Affairs, our weekly analysis of the politics and the Golden State: healthcare vote, Governor Brown in DC, and Nunes apology.

Sen. Kamala Harris on health care, Russian interference and more

Take Two's A Martinez spoke with California Senator Kamala Harris about how she's taking on the big issues in Washington DC.

What California license plates say about our car culture

The latest California license plate for a cause features the famous redwood forest. It's the latest in California's long line of distinct car tags.

State of Affairs: Lawmakers react to Trump budget proposal and the Doggfather gets political

Political news from the Golden State.