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

SoCal artist uses Pee-Chee style to depict police use of force

"It's so much content to work with; it's incredible," artist Patrick Martinez says. "I can just keep on doing these things."

Dragon ants: Another species gets a 'Game of Thrones’ treatment

Dragons do exist! Well, at least ant-sized ones. A look at two new species of ants and why they got the "Game of Thrones" treatment.

Young GOP: One is for Donald Trump. The other isn't. Can she be convinced?

Claire Chiara and Mary Perez are two passionate young Republicans. Claire was a Trump delegate; Mary is a member of #Never Trump. They sat down with Take Two.

Super spouses: Examining the evolution of presidential plus-ones

Candidate spouses and the role they play on the campaign trail has evolved in recent decades: each must find a balance between personal and political.

Carmelo Anthony unites Team USA, youth and law enforcement

In between training for the Rio Olympics Carmelo Anthony organized a meet-up for the youth of LA to hear from Olympians and LAPD affiliates

New law allows divorced couples to live under one roof

Divorce comes with many problems. Including having to find a new place to live before you can be legally separated. But a new bill is set to change that.

How Airbnb plans to 'go beyond what the law requires' to address discrimination

A comprehensive look at how Airbnb is taking action against the claims of racism highlighted in the popular hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack.

Is California Clinton's poster child for the Democratic Party?

California holds a prestigious designation at this week's convention: as a prime example of effective Democratic policies.

Dudamel on LA Phil concerts: 'This is a place of inclusion'

Gustavo Dudamel is a product of El Sistema, Venezuela's state-run music education program. He now hopes to inspire a new generation of classical music lovers.

Heat, wind, drones: The challenges in the Sand Fire fight

Gustavo Medina, inspector for LA County Fire, explained the main obstacles in battling the massive blaze.

'I've got nothing but acceptance from the party,' says Latino Trump delegate

Two Latino Republicans: two very different views on the state of the party. Take Two spoke to both.

Meet DC Comics' Midnighter: Violent, sarcastic and openly gay

Midnighter and Apollo is the new series set to be released by DC comics in the fall. Writer Steve Orlando joined Take Two to discuss the future of the series.

Donald Trump's tough talk on terror could help him in November

Recent violence at home and abroad could attract voters to Trump's "tough guy" persona, but one expert says too much tenacity could be a liability.

How exactly will Donald Trump 'make America work again?'

If the Republican presidential nominee hopes to win over undecided conservatives, the Cleveland Convention may be his best and last chance.

#StopBuzzThieves: Plagiarism in the digital age

Buzzfeed video is at the center of dozens of plagiarism claims. But how do you define 'plagiarism' in the digital age where many ideas are shared?