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

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. First Stop: Cerritos

A little Korea, some China, toss in the Philippines, and you have a melting pot community that's amazingly diverse -- and tasty.

From Delta blues to SoCal surf: These songs will make you move and feel

Artists Ry Cooder, La Luz and TT make for an eclectic edition of Tuesday Reviewsday.

These LAUSD parents want change, regardless of zip code

"It is a luxury that we have a group of parents who are able to supplement whatever little money we receive from LAUSD. That’s not the reality for most people."

Slights and fights: Recapping the gubernatorial debate

Four Democrats, two Republicans, one riveting debate.

Kick out the summer jams, SoCal

Artists Aloe Blacc and Patrick Paige II are out with some new tunes just in time for the summer sun.

CA GOP head Brulte unfazed by endorsement fail

It's an outcome that many feared: Republican delegates did not endorse a candidate for the California governor's race at the party convention Sunday.

California is becoming an oil island

Southern California may want to go green but we're still guzzling up a lot of oil. The problem is, we're producing only a fraction of the oil we used to.

Why Central American asylum seekers face very long odds

Many will enter; few get in. The asylum-seeking process can take months, and often ends in disappointment. Here's why.

Republicans hope a gas tax repeal will drive voters to the polls

California politics can be intense. Our experts break down what happened this week so you can stay up to date without the headache.

'Caravan' of migrants from Central America prepares to enter the US

While not all of the migrants will try to enter the United States, one reporter says at least 200 plan to seek asylum Sunday. They face long odds.

Sensuous soul with an edge? Look no further...

Every week, Take Two gets in the groove with the latest cuts from some of the most soulful singers in the Southland and beyond. 

A California lawmaker with ties to Trump could be eyeing Paul Ryan's gig

Here's a hint: The Washington Post once called him President Trump's "fixer, friend and candy man."

Teen voters reject two-party system

About 100,000 California teens have pre-registered to vote in the coming elections and most are saying ‘no thanks’ to Democrats and Republicans.

What happens when rockers get old?

Artists Derek Smalls and The Eels lead musical meditations on what it means to age.

When Republicans resist: Sanctuary state edition

California's sanctuary laws could be handing the state's GOP a cause to rally behind.