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

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.

This lost Chicano mural redefined 'art' in California

The work was an urban tapestry, reflecting the diversity of Boyle Heights in the 80s. Then it was destroyed. But its loss was not in vain.

The US-Mexico border is already dangerous to cross, even without a wall

According to a documentary project examining the U.S.-Mexico border, much of it is made of desert, mountains, and river canyons; in short, it's already pretty tough to cross.

How Angelenos are helping earthquake relief efforts in Mexico

What needs to be done to help survivors of the deadly quake?

Border Patrol anticipates large protests at test wall site

The new site of the border wall prototypes is expected to draw protest numbers on the same scale as those of the Dakota access pipeline.

Water recycling risks drying up the LA River, study says

The Los Angeles River can replenish the groundwater supply in the San Fernando Valley. But in doing so, the river itself could dry up.

How will Mexico's earthquakes affect SoCal?

When Mexico quakes California could shake.

Costa Mesa trying to make public restrooms more available

Costa Mesa in Orange County is considering a few different bathroom options to address concerns surrounding growing homeless issues.

Latest DACA lawsuit brings a human side to the issue

Twenty state attorneys general and the University of California have filed lawsuits over DACA's ending. The latest to join the legal battle? Dreamers themselves.

What the signing of the 'sanctuary state' bill means

A bill passed Saturday by lawmakers puts California on track to become the country's first so-called "sanctuary state."

Is the NFL a bad match for Los Angeles?

Low turnout at both the Rams and Chargers' games over the weekend could be a bad omen for the NFL future of Los Angeles. Or are we speaking too soon?

Goodbyes are always hard: A Cassini engineer looks back

After 20 years, you can’t blame those involved with the mission for feeling a little sentimental about it ending — even engineers who weren't there from Day One are sad to see it go.

SOA: Bill deadline, Trump's DACA dinner, Dems' rising star

Up in Sacramento, lawmakers are in high gear.

Why P-22 is making Angelenos care about local wildlife

P-22 is L.A.'s most famous mountain lion. His journey from the Santa Monica mountains to Griffith Park has inspired many and shed a light on L.A.'s wildlife.

After 2 years, students still find themselves in junior college. Why?

Santa Monica College has the highest transfer rate in California. Here's what they say ensures student success.