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

CA Assembly will vote to extend alcohol service to 4 AM

The bill to extend last call has passed its first hurdle. But why do people who enjoy California nightlife want two more hours of bar hopping?

This company is helping California conservatives move... to Texas

Former congressional candidate Paul Chabot launched the company after losing his Inland Empire race in November. His slogan: "Helping families move right."

Paris climate accord: 3 ways California could step in if US withdraws

Without the U.S. taking the lead, California might be uniquely positioned to become the flag bearer in the fight against climate change.

Taiwanese marriage equality leaves activists hopeful

A ruling in the Taiwanese constitutional court is a landmark victory for same-sex marriage activists around the world

End of an era: Why new freeways are history

In a unanimous vote, the L.A. County Metro board canned the 710-tunnel project, a move that puts an end to decades of debate over the freeway connection.

State of Affairs: Dems target 2 more CA GOP Reps. in 2018

Also: Gov. Jerry Brown is striking a softer tone on Trump. The reason? You might call it divine intervention.

Faces of fallen troops featured in new Pasadena statue

Look closely, and you'll see the facial features of 11 local service members, immortalized in a single bronze figure. The name tag reads "Pasadena."

Militants in the Philippines: President's martial law order is Déjà vu for some expats

Reports say Islamist militants have burned buildings, taken hostages and even raised black ISIS-style flags on the country's southern island.

Trump in Israel fulfills the 'dream of generations' for some SoCal Jews

To Simon Wiesenthal Center founder Rabbi Marvin Hier, Trump's trip to the Holy Land is more than just politics — it's prophecy.

First annual East LA Comic Con to showcase local artists

A Martinez speaks with event creator, Peter Mellini and participating comic book artist Rafael Navarro about bringing a comic convention to East LA.

State of Affairs: Rep. McCarthy's 'jokes,' DeLeon's new video, Dems assemble in Sacramento

It's been a busy week for California politics. Here's what you might have missed.

Democrats are bullish about their ability to take back the House

The new strategy: Target several vulnerable California Republican lawmakers.

The International Olympic Committee tours LA in consideration of 2024 games

LA is up against Paris. But it seems the committee liked what they found here.

State of Affairs: Brown, budgets, battlegrounds, and CA's possible presidential contender

While most of us were busy following the fallout from the firing of the FBI director, Governor Jerry Brown put out a revised state budget that's a little more generous than his first draft.

San Francisco to provide legal defense for immigrants facing deportation

Undocumented immigrants who can't afford an attorney are forced to face the judge alone. But San Francisco's public defender is working to change that.