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 to prepare your home before fire strikes

What to do inside and outside a home that could help keep you, your family and your property safe.

Do Christians have a moral obligation to push for stricter gun controls?

"Thought and prayer only matter if it translates to action," one pastor says.

Ned Colletti, former Dodgers GM, talks about his time in ‘The Big Chair’

Ned Colletti helped turn the Dodgers into a winning team during the tumultuous era of the McCourts. He talks about his new book, "The Big Chair."

Burbank's Blizzard Arena gives e-sports a bigger stage

The 50,000 square-foot space boasts three studios, two control rooms and other amenities designed to make gaming more of a spectator sport.

State of Affairs: Feinstein's bump stock bill, CA goes full sanctuary

Senator Dianne Feinstein took some of the first political action just days after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas — and Republicans are paying attention.

An uncertain future looms for local DACA recipients

As the end of DACA approaches, we talk with three local DACA recipients about how they and their families are preparing for an uncertain future.

Do strict gun control laws make us more safe?

California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — but do they make the Golden State safer?

For LA's homeless, caring is the most valuable currency

Walk almost anywhere in L.A. and you'll see signs of those struggling with homelessness. A new photo series strives to get their message out.

UC pres: 'The First Amendment doesn't have an exception for obnoxious speech'

UC President Janet Napolitano talks freedom of speech and how the system is navigating a politically contentious time on college campuses.

OC undersheriff after Las Vegas shooting: Orange County 'is a target-rich environment'

A number of Southern Californians were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday night, including local law enforcement officers. 

SOA: CA's pres. primary, SCOTUS considers unions

Governor Brown signed a bill Wednesday, moving California's presidential primary from June to March — but don't celebrate yet.

Disney's relationship with Anaheim is kinda complicated

The happiest place on earth may also be one of the busiest under the table.

Visual, visceral accounts of the Chicano movement on display in LA

A collection of 270 photos from a community newspaper archive shows how Chicano activist journalists fought to tell the community's own story, countering the mainstream media's portrayal.

A student becomes the (DACA) teacher

Miriam Gonzalez was able to become a DACA recipient after confiding in a teacher. She went on to become an educator herself, helping student face the same fears she faced. She talked to Take Two about her journey.

State of Affairs: Pelosi protests, Sanders speaks

It's not easy being Nancy Pelosi. Also, lawmakers debate the latest Republican health bill, and Bernie Sanders barnstorms the Golden State, pushing his single-payer health care bill.