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

There may or may not be a mini gold rush in Northern California

While some miners are reporting more gold than normal after this year's rains, one experienced treasure hunter says the rumored gold rush is largely mythical.

State of Affairs: Gov. Brown's bullet-train dream deferred? GOP targets House Dems, Calexit 2.0

It's been a pivotal week for politics in the Golden State. Here's what you may have missed.

Get in touch with your inner kid at the Autry

The Autry's "Play!" exhibit features interactive installations and explores the history and influence of the West on the development of toys and how we play.

Nonpartisan organization aims to boost women in politics

She Should Run aims to have women running for 250,000, or half of all elected positions, by 2030.

Big pot: Marijuana lobbyists shaping the future of weed in California

Here are some issues that are front-and-center for the industry.

Air pollution control needs to gather data, and save lungs

For Latino communities living in areas with high amounts of air pollution, the latest reform bill may not do enough.

Sessions' new policy on sanctuary cities could face legal challenges, expert says

The DOJ is threatening to pull federal grant money if local law agencies don't comply with federal immigration laws.

'Calexit' imagines a world where California secedes

With "Calexit," comic writer Matteo Pizzolo seeks to entertain while staying true to the political realities of our time.

What happens to Covered California if Obamacare gets repealed?

Even if a repeal doesn't happen, the president can gut the health law. Here's what Covered California executive director Peter Lee plans to do.

Dems target 'harmful' corporate mergers in economic agenda

In new, more consumer-focused economic agenda, Democrats take aim at corporate mergers driving up prices for consumers-- but is this enough to bring workers back?

Is the 'Better Deal' from the Democrats actually better?

Most Democrats know they stand against President Trump, but not as many can say what exactly the party stands for. Leaders of the party are hoping to change that.

State of Affairs: Chad Mayes gets flack, Harris and Paul team up, could Trump take tips from Brown?

All wasn't quiet on the Western Coast this week.

AG Sessions is expanding asset forfeitures. What is CA law?

AG Sessions wants to expand a controversial program seizing property from suspected criminals. California has some protections but advocates say it's not enough.

Rep. Rohrabacher facing scrutiny after report detailing Russian dealings

The Daily Beast reported Wednesday that Rohrabacher may have taken direction from Russia when he discussed lifting US sanctions on Russian officials.

What's next for California after the GOP health bill collapse?

The latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare has hit a brick wall. Senate Republicans failed to secure the 50 votes needed to pass its healthcare bill Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that, for now, he'll focus efforts on just repealing the Affordable Care Act.