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

Jerry Brown's legacy in California: From 'Moonbeam' to mainstream

California's never seen a governor like Brown, and isn't likely to see one again anytime soon.

Volunteers turn out for Greater LA Homeless Count

The count continued Wednesday, and homeless service officials are hoping numbers will go down after last year's 23% increase in the homeless population.

Any DACA legislation faces long odds

Getting the Senate and House to agree on a deal would be a tremendous feat. Crafting a plan that the President would support too? Good luck.

Frustrated and confused, SoCal DACA recipient continues to wait for change

Safir Wazed been in the US for 20 years and is now a grad student. He doesn't understand why agreeing on a permanent DACA fix is so hard.

Remembering influential LA artist Ed Moses

Trend-bucking Los Angeles artist Ed Moses died at 91. During his prolific career, LA gave Moses a space to follow his own artistic path.

Highlights from the start of the 2018 Sundance Film Fest

The #MeToo movement and diversity in filmmaking are reflected at this year's Sundance Film Festival, plus a Netflix film that will be streaming soon.

CA Dems don't budge on DACA as shutdown looms

With no fix for Dreamers on the table, some lawmakers are threatening to block the bill, including Senator Kamala Harris.

How flu season got so bad this year

To date, the epidemic has sent thousands of Californians to the hospital. According to officials, 42 people under the age of 65 have died.

Montecito elementary schoolers return to class

The Santa Barbara Zoo, MOXI museum and Santa Barbara City College will all temporarily host classes for the students of Montecito.

Pastor preaches message of hope to disaster-weary neighbors in Montecito

It's hard to make sense of any tragedy — especially the deadly mudslide in Montecito. But this weekend, that task fell to a handful of local faith leaders.

3 things to listen for at the gubernatorial town hall Saturday

It will be the first time the candidates have faced each other in public to answer questions.

How far would California's rainy day fund really go?

By mid-2019, California will have about $13.5 billion set aside for use in a recession. Given the state's size, however, how long would that money last?

Lawmaker departures are a 'canary in the mine,' expert says

The leading edge of a wave is always retirements of incumbents, Rafe Sonenshein tells Take Two.

Women, children evacuated from Sylmar shelter as rain soaks foothills

Shelter inhabitants were forced to flee last month when the Creek Fire burned the foothills.

CSU students struggle to pay for college in unexpected ways

Food and housing insecurity have increased college debt for some low-income CSU students — even when grants cover their tuition.