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 how architecture and burglary go hand-in-hand

Architecture is an art form associated with design and beauty...but what about crime and burglary? According to author Geoff Manaugh, the two go hand-in-hand.

Coming to terms with Trump: Holdout Republicans might finally be accepting their frontrunner

Donald J. Trump might not be the presidential candidate Republican voters want, but more seem to realize he’s their best hope.

Stanford's map center is home to thousands of gems

The David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford is officially open to the public. The extensive collection is the first of its kind on the West coast.

Presidential candidates and their Westerosi counterparts

A look at the current presidential candidates through the Game of Thrones lens. Who would they be in the land of Westeros and Essos?

Musical inheritance: Why we pass our favorite music to the next generation

It turns out the songs we love might tell them a lot more about us than we can.

How Prince showed black kids it was OK to be who they wanted to be

Music in the Eighties mostly fell into two camps - black or white. Yet the Purple One, Prince, blurred all kinds of lines: with his music, his sexuality ... and race. 

What comes after the Paris climate accord signing

World leaders, including California's Governor Jerry Brown, gathered in New York today to sign a landmark climate agreement.

Can California save the race for Bernie Sanders? Probably not. Here’s why.

A win in California might not save the Sanders campaign, but could be enough to scare Clinton, one expert explains.

The first ever Indigenous Comic Con is coming

ICC aims to be a gathering of "Indigenerds." It will feature writers, artists, creators and developers in pop culture who are of Indigenous heritage.

Happy 50th birthday to Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Angel Stadium used to be surrounded by agricultural communities; now, the ballpark reflects the rapid evolution of the OC as a bustling suburb of LA.

Seattle's Rockford Peaches are in a (little) league of their own

The West Seattle Little League has its first all-girl, coach-pitch team: The Rockford Peaches, named for the team in the 1992 film A League of Their Own

How corporate logos on jerseys will affect the NBA

The NBA is officially putting a program that will allow small corporate logos to be placed on player's regular game-day jerseys. We'll examine what this means.

As El Niño fades, NOAA issues La Niña watch

Meteorologists at the center say El Nino's days may be numbered, and it's dryer sibling — known as La Nina — could be on its way.

Organized crime rings target California nut business

California's almond and pistachio industry is being stolen at an alarming rate. As truckloads of the crop are stolen we take a look at how this can be prevented.

USC didn't have to look far for the newest Athletic Director

Lynn Swann has been named the new head of USC's athletic department. His lack of position experience has been criticized by many, but is that scrutiny fair?