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

Remembering influential LA artist Ed Moses

Trend-bucking Los Angeles artist Ed Moses died at 91. During his prolific career, LA gave Moses a space to follow his own artistic path.

Highlights from the start of the 2018 Sundance Film Fest

The #MeToo movement and diversity in filmmaking are reflected at this year's Sundance Film Festival, plus a Netflix film that will be streaming soon.

CA Dems don't budge on DACA as shutdown looms

With no fix for Dreamers on the table, some lawmakers are threatening to block the bill, including Senator Kamala Harris.

How flu season got so bad this year

To date, the epidemic has sent thousands of Californians to the hospital. According to officials, 42 people under the age of 65 have died.

Montecito elementary schoolers return to class

The Santa Barbara Zoo, MOXI museum and Santa Barbara City College will all temporarily host classes for the students of Montecito.

Pastor preaches message of hope to disaster-weary neighbors in Montecito

It's hard to make sense of any tragedy — especially the deadly mudslide in Montecito. But this weekend, that task fell to a handful of local faith leaders.

3 things to listen for at the gubernatorial town hall Saturday

It will be the first time the candidates have faced each other in public to answer questions.

How far would California's rainy day fund really go?

By mid-2019, California will have about $13.5 billion set aside for use in a recession. Given the state's size, however, how long would that money last?

Lawmaker departures are a 'canary in the mine,' expert says

The leading edge of a wave is always retirements of incumbents, Rafe Sonenshein tells Take Two.

Women, children evacuated from Sylmar shelter as rain soaks foothills

Shelter inhabitants were forced to flee last month when the Creek Fire burned the foothills.

CSU students struggle to pay for college in unexpected ways

Food and housing insecurity have increased college debt for some low-income CSU students — even when grants cover their tuition.

Are panic buttons the solution for harassed hotel workers?

A Southern California politician has co-authored a bill that would require hotels to provide a panic button — along with other rules to try to keep workers safe.

State of Affairs: State houses team up to fight harassment in the Capitol

Why they're stronger together.

Offshore drilling in CA has a chance, but it may be unlikely

What dissuades oil companies from expanding drilling? Low oil prices, plus the potential for costly legal battles, which California may provide.

The future of LA's foster care system

Bobby Cagle, the new head of DCFS, is responsible for the wellbeing of more than 30,000 children — and for repairing the agency's tarnished image.