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

Democrats dominate in the California legislature. Here's what it means.

Democrats now dominate in the California legislature. For more on what the supermajority means, LA Times reporter, Jeremy White joins Take Two.

What if ex-gang members could Photoshop away their tattoos?

For ex-gang members, tattoos tie them to a life they want to leave behind. Now, a new book project uses Photoshop to help the men and women re-imagine their future.

Donald Trump's California voter fraud claims, debunked

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says there was no fraud on Election Day, challenging the president-elect to submit proof.

Meet the alt-right of LA

Young ideologues are now swelling the ranks of a graying white supremacist party in Southern California — a cohort that believes their time is nigh.

Downtown LA exhibit explores regional problems through art

"We Are Los Angeles" commissioned artists from all over L.A. County to create themed angel sculptures which explored issues like mental health and immigration.

How '80s films shaped the teen movie genre

The Breakfast Club. Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. All staples of the '80s teen movie scene. But why do we love them so?

Millennials see a more diverse, unified future for American politics

The election revealed just how differenly Americans feel about the direction of the country. Now, members of the next generation are planting the seeds of change.

SoCal's undocumented youth under Trump: 'It's difficult, not knowing what will happen'

California is home to over 200,000 young people who benefit from temporary immigration relief under DACA. A recipient shares her concerns of what could happen under President Trump.

California's future under a Trump presidency

Regardless of who wins the presidency, there are a lot of issues important to California: trade, immigration and energy/environment.

Is it time to retire the term 'black film'?

What makes a movie a black film? The cast? The director? The storyline? Or none of the above?

Reservoirs emit greenhouse gases. So why aren't they accounted for?

The world's reservoirs emit more greenhouse gases than the entire nation of Canada. So why aren't they included in national greenhouse gas inventories?

Two groups, one community: USC report explores South LA's demographic shift

Once predominantly African American, Latinos now make up the majority of South LA. Shared experiences have bonded the groups in some unique ways, the report reveals.

As Vine is cut, a look at video tech through the decades

The shutdown of the video site Vine shows just how rapidly market demands can evolve. Take Two takes a look at the past, present, and future of our home movies.

California Democrats eye a supermajority in the state legislature

If Democratic lawmakers in California regain a supermajority in the state capitol this November, what would that mean for the state?

California spent nearly $21 billion on incarceration and crime in 2015

Despite recent reforms, the state and county spent $15 billion on incarceration and nearly $6 billion responding to criminal acts.