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

OC Assemblyman stands by claim California legalized child prostitution

Travis Allen wrote a provocative piece criticizing a new law aimed at treating child sex workers as victims, writing "teenage girls (and boys) ... will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money."

Santa Monica teen paints custom shoes for pro athletes

Major league baseball players are increasingly showing off their style with custom cleats. Some are turning to 15-year-old Wes Burton, who paints shoes to order.

Looking back: Blackness in Los Angeles in 2016

It was a tumultuous year for communities of color across the country, and there is little to suggest that 2017 will be much better, activists say.

What does the future hold for Republicans in California?

Former Governor Pete Wilson and a young conservative discuss what the next four years may hold for the weakened California GOP.

Radicalization will continue to be a major concern in Germany, world expert says

A truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany left 12 dead and injured scores more Monday.

Program for formerly incarcerated students expands in CSU schools

For people recently released from prison, it can be tough to get a job, and finding employment is one of the major factors that keep the formerly incarcerated from ending up behind bars again.

A complete genetic profile for you, your doctor, and science

Over the years, a handful of direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits have come on the market. You take a swab, run it inside your check, send it to to a company, and they send back a breakdown of your genes.

What's behind the glut of cheesy TV Christmas movies?

TV movies like "A Very Merry Mix-Up" and "Matchmaker Santa" may not qualify as classics, but they've got a pretty loyal fanbase and can rake in some serious ratings.

3 ways a Trump, Pruitt EPA could affect California

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been chosen to head the EPA. Pruitt has ties to the fossil fuel industry and has denied the severity of climate change.

SFO gets piggy with it: Meet the airport's new therapy animal

Traveling can be stressful, especially during the holidays. San Francisco airport's WAG brigade has therapy animals to help. Meet their newest member: LiLou the pig!

Donald J. Trump: The video game

At least five video games starring President-elect Trump have come on the market this year. Some carry a very pro-Trump message; others are decidedly anti-Trump.

California state lawmakers to make bail reform a top priority

California lawmakers, Assemblyman Rob Bonta and state Sen. Bob Hertzberg announce plan to reform bail bonds system.

Homegrown terror: One year after San Bernardino, are we safer?

Streamlined collaboration between local and federal law enforcement is helping authorities to detect and foil plots more effectively than before.

Colombia's FARC deal could leave many war criminals unpunished

The new peace accord could give immunity to thousands of guerilla fighters. According to one expert, that could lead some civilians to turn vigilante.

Trump's immigration plan could expand private detention problems

Existing problems, such as inadequate health care and legal aid could be "very strongly exacerbated" by a ramp up of private sites, says Charis Kubrin of UC Irvine.