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

How do the Warriors compare to the '96 Bulls?

The record has been broken. But that's not stopping comparisons from being drawn between the Warriors and the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.

Take Two Time Machine: The history of delegates

The presidential nomination process was a long time in the making.

Oakland Museum explores all sides of marijuana

A new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California offers viewers a look at the complex history- and present- of pot use throughout the world.

The 'Utley Rule' has already decided baseball games

In an attempt to mitigate the violent collisions that can occur at second base, MLB officials introduced the 'Utley Rule,'- and it's already made an impact.

Kobe Bryant's last game

Love him or hate him, Bryant has relished his role as both a hero and a villain. Take Two looks back at the good, the bad and the ugly of his two decades as a Los Angeles Laker.

The costs of caregiving for overseas Filipina workers

About one-tenth of the people in the Philippines are overseas workers, living and working abroad to support their families. Reporter Rachel Aviv wrote an article in The New Yorker Magazine detailing the difficult experience of immigrant women who work as nannies for families in New York.

Papal proclamation urges a more welcoming church

The latest proclamation by Pope Francis signals a bold change of direction for the Roman Catholic Church and its approach to family life.

Facebook helps blind users 'see' photos

The social media giant has added Automatic Alternative Text, a new function that describes images to blind Facebookers

The guy who made Marvel's 'Black Panther' a reality

Axel Alonso talks about the importance of featuring characters of color and what it took to bring Ta-Nehisi Coates into the fold.

Calif nursing home populations skew younger

An investigation of California nursing homes revealed that mixing young and old residents with diverse needs can create a "dangerous mix" for residents and staff.

Panama Papers implicate thousands of the world's wealthy, but few Americans

Just 211 US addresses have been found in the data — a small sliver of the massive data dump, which raises the question: Where are Americans putting their money?

Twitter wins NFL live stream bid

This fall, NFL Thursday night games will have a new home on Twitter. The NFL made the announcement today that the social media company won out in a bidding war against other big names tech companies like Yahoo and Amazon.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Fitz and the Tantrums and more

Music writer Nic Harcourt comes by for our weekly music installment - Tuesday Reviewsday. Also on his list: Darling James, The Rubens and Black Mountain.

Riots, scuffles, billy clubs: Contested conventions can get pretty wild

What happens when a presidential candidate doesn't have enough delegates to win the nomination? A look back at the two conventions that changed American politics.

International criminals, politicians could have a rough week, thanks to the Panama Papers.

A massive data leak from a Panama-based law firm is shining new light on a secret financial underworld.