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

Hillary Clinton's chief strategist talks debate preparation

Playing the role of opponent, comebacks and zingers: They're all part of debate prep. But determining an exact image and message isn't always easy.

Finding and stopping the next mass shooter

Risk assessment professional Stephen White says many shooters leave a unique trail of clues.

Dive deep into the history of the LA river via audio tour

Throughout the years as the Bowtie parcel has laid dormant, people have taken it upon themselves to install pieces of art, including signs and an audio tour.

Gallup is out of the pre-presidential horse race

Polling giant Gallup told Politico on Wednesday that it will be stepping back from handicapping the presidential horse race.

Justice Department to release 6K drug offenders

The vote cut sentences retroactively, meaning that even more drug offenders could eventually be approved for early release nationwide.

Where young conservatives see the GOP going

With three political outsiders topping the list, one thing seems clear: GOP voters want fresh faces and stronger stances.

How tenants can tackle living condition problems

Many people living in substandard housing don't speak out about it. They may not know where to turn, or fear that speaking out could leave them homeless.

LB Mayor Robert Garcia, local priest talk Pope Francis visit

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and local priest Joe Palacios were invited to the White House to welcome Pope Francis on his historic U.S. visit.

What black Catholics want to hear from Pope Francis

America's three-million black Catholics are hoping for recognition by the Pontiff.

The enormous task of protecting Pope Francis

A former Secret Service agent says security for the Pontiff will be equal to, if not exceed that of President Barack Obama.

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the impacts of poverty to prison

America's prisons hold a disproportionate number of African-American men, and it's unclear why.

GOP debate: Recap from a Southern California perspective

Donald Trump managed to get in some zingers and insults, but some declared former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina the evening's breakout star.

Republican debate at Reagan Library: Immigration a top issue

All eyes will be on Southern California on Wednesday night, as 11 Republican presidential hopefuls prepare to face off again.

How (not) speaking Spanish creates Latino identity questions

The pressure to stay a 'true' Latino — speaking fluent Spanish being the main criteria — has seemingly created a rift among Latinos as generations go on.

Weekend on the cheap: 5 things to do Labor Day weekend

Never a dull moment.