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

A look at what makes gun research in the EU so difficult

The first installment in our look at how other countries deal with guns. The European Union has a problem: countries can't agree on how to categorize gun data.

Pterosaurs take flight at Natural History Museum

The amazing flying reptiles now have their own exhibit at the popular LA museum. We'll get you up to speed on the gallery what makes the Pterosaurs so remarkable

NASA celebrates spacecraft's successful orbit around Jupiter

After five years and millions of miles, the Juno probe is in orbit around the fifth planet of the Sun. So what's the next step in finding out Jupiter's secrets?

An Olympic athlete's race to redemption in Rio

The first of many check-ins with Desiree Linden, who is on the US Olympic women's marathon team, as she prepares for her event in Rio.

Your guide to fireworks safety: Do's and don'ts

Fourth of July is always a great concern for fire agencies not only because of the use of fireworks, but the increase of people outdoors.

Did San Diego's bid to keep the Chargers run out of juice?

One of the reasons that the Chargers are looking to move cities is that the team wants a new stadium. But any hopes of that Stadium being built just hit a big snag.

Images of tragedy: Who decides how much the public gets to see?

Grainy footage of one of the Istanbul suicide bombers has surfaced. Some outlets have run the clip in its entirety, but others have held back. Where is the line?

How did New Orleans solve its homeless veterans problem?

One reporter in the city says that it took a unified effort between all state, federal and local homelessness organizations to solve the issue.

What is the state of the black family in SoCal?

A new study shines a spotlight on an old question: What role does the family play in determining a child's success?

Breaking down California's fire ecology

What ecological conditions are contributing to the fires in California this year?

Colombians ecstatic over FARC peace accord but can it hold?

There was joy on the streets of Bogota on Thursday, as people hugged and sang the national anthem in the Colombian capital  

Brexit's effect on the US market, travel and you

The U.S. market is seeing a HUGE dip as a result of Britain's decision to exit the EU. But what does this mean for those of us on this side of the Atlantic?

What does the SCOTUS decision on affirmative action mean for the UC system?

The Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Thursday morning on a controversial diversity admissions policy at the University of Texas. The UC system has a similar policy. What's different?

Bud 'The Steamer' Furillo's LA sports legacy

Before the Lakers and Dodgers ever moved here, Bud 'The Steamer' Furillo's was already writing about L.A. sports. His son, Andy, had a front row seat for all of it.

Can U.S. defeat Argentinians in the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament?

The final four squads in the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament are the US, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.