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

Before LA’s ubiquitous food trucks, there were chuckwagons

From fresh tamales to oysters on the half shell, the lonchera is an old school Southern California staple, one that dates back more than a century.

Generation Z just might transform America

They're young, realistic and media savvy. Here's how Generation Z could shape the country and the world.

'Dangerous' people could get guns taken under proposed bill

A new bill could expand the gun violence restraining order system already on the books, allowing colleagues and school staff to report dangerous persons.

Meet the guy who literally wrote the book on black superheroes

Adilifu Nama breaks down Wakanda, the African diaspora and all the film's black girl magic in the first installment of Movies With Experts.

School safety: What works and what doesn't

School shootings are part of our reality in America. One security expert says prevention should always be top of mind for school administrators and students.

What happens to Sacramento's #MeToo movement after Garcia accusations?

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What's next for Democrats hoping to find a fix for DACA recipients?

Democrats in the House aren't happy that the new budget package contains no fix for DACA. Some fear they're losing their leverage.

Dem dollars: CA's GOP lawmakers are up against a wave of blue money

At least half of 14 incumbent Republicans were outraised by opponents in 2017. But is money an indicator of future success?

Renovations begin at LA Memorial Coliseum

The redesign of the historic stadium operated by the University of Southern California will respect the landmark's history and give fans new seats.

Does Trump's new DACA plan have a chance?

The framework released Thursday has detractors on both sides of the political aisle — so is there room for compromise?

What widening the 405 in Orange County means for drivers — and congestion

The expansion project broke ground Friday. Caltrans hopes added lanes will relieve congestion, but some experts question how much projects like this help traffic.

Jerry Brown's legacy in California: From 'Moonbeam' to mainstream

California's never seen a governor like Brown, and isn't likely to see one again anytime soon.

Volunteers turn out for Greater LA Homeless Count

The count continued Wednesday, and homeless service officials are hoping numbers will go down after last year's 23% increase in the homeless population.

Any DACA legislation faces long odds

Getting the Senate and House to agree on a deal would be a tremendous feat. Crafting a plan that the President would support too? Good luck.

Frustrated and confused, SoCal DACA recipient continues to wait for change

Safir Wazed been in the US for 20 years and is now a grad student. He doesn't understand why agreeing on a permanent DACA fix is so hard.