Al Martinez on Everything Else


al-martinez-photo.jpgAl Martinez is a columnist for LA Observed. He has previously been a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the Daily News. In 2012, the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens declared Martinez to be The Bard of LA and mounted an exhibition of his work. Al's books include the novel "The Last City Room" and nonfiction books "I’ll Be Damned If I’ll Die in Oakland," "City of Angles: A Drive-By Portrait of L.A.," "Ashes in the Rain," "Dancing Under the Moon," "Reflections," "Rising Voices: A New Generation" and "Barkley: A Dog’s Journey." His TV writing credits include “Out on the Edge,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Bronk,” and “Jigsaw John,” which Martinez created. He has a website.

Photo: Allen Martinez. Illustration: Calamity Cole

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