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

Which city has the fewest native-born Californians?

Which cities in LA County have the fewest native-born Californians? A KPCC listener asked, and a fellow listener jumped on the case.

From Izakaya to Omakase: Sharing picks for LA's top Japanese food

Garrett Snyder, food editor for LA Magazine, says it is easy to underestimate how important Japanese cooking is to our food culture. From Sawtelle to South Pasadena, Snyder has been sampling an array of dishes.

Examining how big wildfires have become big business

And Michael Kodas, author of "Megafire," says the way the U.S fights fires can lead to more of them.

'Cuz': How LA's car theft spree and silence led to a man's death

In her new memoir "Cuz," author and Harvard professor Danielle Allen asks why her cousin was murdered — and the answer lies in the history of L.A.'s criminal justice system

How the DACA decision can impact California politics

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have weighed in on President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

With DACA's end announced, here's some advice for Dreamers

President Trump's decision about DACA hits close to home for many. In California, around 200,000 people benefit from the program.

Want universal health care for California? Be patient, says committee co-chair

A new Assembly committee, formed after the shelving of the Healthy California Act, will study universal health care in depth. But co-chair Assemblyman Jim Wood limits expectations.

Affordable housing bills near a vote, 'Dreamers' brace for DACA decision

Political news from the Golden State.

Gov. Brown, Dem lawmakers, agree on affordable housing bond

Lawmakers agreed to a 4-billion dollar bond to help fund low-income housing and subsidize loans for California veterans.

State of Affairs: Rohrabacher calls on Assange, Gov. Brown's bonds

Political news from the Golden State.

LA officials crack down on popular parking trick

A 5-year-old parking loophole is now being closed – and in some neighborhoods where parking is scarce, that could mean a whole lot of parking tickets.

CA and Canada work together to reach emissions targets

Even after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, California continues to operate an international cap-and-trade program with Canadian provinces.

After Charlottesville, should we rethink rally legality?

When a rally has the potential to turn into deadly violence, does it still fall under the First Amendment? What role can the government play to prevent violence?

LA's city attorney considers options to protect funds from feds

City Attorney Mike Feuer gave the Department of Justice until Friday to clarify new rules regarding certain undocumented inmates. They haven't. Now what?

State of Affairs: California's blue brings in the green, but a Dem dispute looms

Political news from the Golden State.