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

Uncovering the mystery of an animal's inner compass

How could a common house cat find its way back home from 200 miles away? Scientists think some animals can actually have internal compasses that detect the earth's magnetic field.

May Day protests for immigration reform

On this May Day, activists expect thousands of people to march through the streets of downtown LA in a call for immigration reform. Demonstrators remember another time when immigration reform was at the top of the national agenda.

Stealth fees driving up the cost of college

A new report by ProPublica shows that several schools around the country say they're keeping down tuition costs. But at the same time, more and more fees are popping up on bills --- and those might not be part of the official price tag that prospective students look at.

Challenging Latino stereotypes in the media

Picture a strong and positive Latino character in film or TV, and you might think of Edward James Olmos as math teacher Jaime Escalante in 1988's Stand and Deliver.

The LA Times resuscitates its latent Homicide Report blog

When it debuted in 2007, the LA Times' blog The Homicide Report was a breakout hit. Reporter Jill Leovy meticulously wrote about every homicide victim in L.A. County. Now the paper is reviving it by looking for a dedicated reporter. Assistant managing editor Megan Garvey explains that it's a difficult job.

'Being White in Philly' sparks racial debate in the City of Brotherly Love

In the City of Brotherly Love, there's little love for a magazine article that's stirred up race relations. Philadelphia Magazine recently published a cover story, "Being White in Philly."

In the shadow of SXSW, Austin's other fest explores Mexican-American music

Can't get a ticket to one of the hundreds of bands at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas? Well, it's not the only music fest in town. The 3rd annual Mexican-American Experience kicks off today, and and just like SXSW, the two-day event brings together acts from all over the world.

Sequestration cuts to cause turbulence at airports

Because of sequestration, the FAA will be furloughing 47,000 employees, including air traffic controllers, starting next month. There might also be epic waits at the security line because the TSA says cuts will reduce their staffing as well.

Massachusetts Battles for the State's Rock Song

California already has an official song -- "I Love You California."

Should Hispanic be considered a race for the 2020 Census?

The U.S. Census is taken every 10 years, and there is one yes or no question everyone is asked: Is this person of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?

Where you can find Santa Claus in LA

Santas in Los Angeles aren't all rosy-cheeked. L.A. actually offers a number of ethnic Santas for people of color.

POLL: Media companies debate the use of the term 'illegal immigrant'

Is it “illegal immigrant” or “undocumented immigrant”?