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

Are panic buttons the solution for harassed hotel workers?

A Southern California politician has co-authored a bill that would require hotels to provide a panic button — along with other rules to try to keep workers safe.

State of Affairs: State houses team up to fight harassment in the Capitol

Why they're stronger together.

Offshore drilling in CA has a chance, but it may be unlikely

What dissuades oil companies from expanding drilling? Low oil prices, plus the potential for costly legal battles, which California may provide.

The future of LA's foster care system

Bobby Cagle, the new head of DCFS, is responsible for the wellbeing of more than 30,000 children — and for repairing the agency's tarnished image.

Assembly continues to explore single-payer health care

But California probably won't get the federal support it needs to overhaul its healthcare system.

Sorry, California: You always need to conserve water

The drought has been officially over for 8 months, but it seems like 2018 might be a dry one. Here's why you should always be conserving water.

Warm water and warmer weather means more stingray injuries

A sunny holiday weekend with lots of beach-goers means plenty of stingray injuries on Southern California beaches.

New Year, new snowpack measurement: CA's water supply so far

Wednesday marks the state's first manual measurement of the Sierra snowpack. How is the snow in the Sierra Nevada so far this season?

State of Affairs: What was CA's most significant political story of 2017?

A look back at the stories that shaped California's political landscape in 2017.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Malia, Billie Eilish, Dan Auerbach

New tunes to get you through your post-holiday blues.

State of Affairs: Looming backlash for GOP lawmakers, rough week for Dems

Politics from the Golden State.

Creek Fire: High rains and dry summer 'reloaded fuel' for flames

Winds coming from two directions are pushing flames toward more highly vegetated areas.

What a CVS, Aetna merger could mean for customers

A major move in the health industry over the weekend could change the healthcare landscape in Southern California.

Senate tax plans has huge implications for Californians

After much back and forth, it appears now that the Senate is close to pushing through a massive re-write of the tax bill. After hours and hours of negotiations and deal-making, leading Senate Republicans say they have enough votes to get the job done.

SOA: Conservatives condemn Steinle verdict, Assembly spotlights harassment

Republican response to the verdict of an undocumented man has been heated, with President Trump taking the lead.