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

Why do we continue to elect sheriffs instead of appointing them?

Some say elections keep sheriffs accountable to the public while others argue too much sway from public opinion is bad for law enforcement.

People LOVE Joshua Tree these days; how the staff is dealing with the park's 2 million-plus visitors

It's always been a popular spot for campers, hikers, rock climbers and folks who just want to get away to the desert: Joshua Tree. But lately, the national park has become even more of a draw.

San Bernardino Police turn to tech to help prevent homicides

Murder rates in San Bernardino are some of the highest in the nation. Now, the same program that helped drop crime rates in Oakland is coming to the Inland Empire.

Why don't more girls study STEM in college?

Non-profits in the state and around the country have done a lot to get more young girls interested in these topics, but by college, enthusiasm fades.

State of Affairs: GOP lawmakers react to proposed Obamacare replacement

Take Two's weekly look at politics in the Golden State.

Families fleeing violence in Central America could be separated under Trump

The threat of separation is unlikely to deter those escaping life-threatening conditions, an L.A. immigration attorney says.

Local goats thrilled with post-rain bounty

This year has gotten off to a wet start, and that means high times for landscaper George Gonzales and his herd of brush-eating Boer goats.

Calif. Attorney General Becerra talks Trump, Constitution

The new attorney general is hopeful about the relationship between the Trump administration and the Golden State — but he's also prepared to defend state interests.

Kings announcer Bob Miller on his upcoming retirement

After more than 3,000 broadcasts since 1973, the Hall of Fame announcer will soon retire. He plans to call two more games and then drop the mic.

State of Affairs: CA reps respond to Sessions snafu, Rohrabacher forges strange alliances

Two words, one big story this week. Those words? Jeff Sessions.

Prop or not? Why presidents single people out

Sometimes a face can help their case.

Snapchat's success: it's about 'communication, not commemoration'

Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc. went public on Thursday and in spite of some past hiccups, the future looks promising. So, what does that mean for L.A.?

Immigration action looms large for Catholics this Lenten season

The L.A. Archdiocese is one of the largest in the nation; many parishioners are undocumented. What does the faith require of the faithful in this time of tension?

What does a boost in military spending mean for SoCal?

Ahead of his address to Congress tonight, President Trump has pledged to boost military spending and rebuild what he called a "depleted" armed forces. The goal is to increase the Defense budget by $54 billion, according to OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, a nearly 10 percent rise from current levels.

A handful of Silicon Valley programmers are curating your internet experience

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Internet codes often reflect the biases of their creators. But one man wants to give you more control over what you see.