Elina Shatkin

Food, LAist

Los Angeles is the most diverse and interesting food city in the United States. It’s a place where street tacos are as revered as any 12-course omakase dinner — and rightly so. My job is to connect hungry Angelenos — through food — to the culture, history, people, and neighborhoods that make up our city.

Stories by Elina Shatkin

Everything we know about the Sutherland Springs mass shooting

26 people were killed and another 20 wounded when a man wearing black tactical gear opened fire in a Baptist Church in a small South Texas town.

Pictures of Día de los Muertos around the world

From somber to festive, here's how people from different cultures honor the Day of the Dead in their own style.

8 detained at Milo Yiannopoulos speech at Cal State Fullerton

Approximately 250 police officers, some of them in riot gear, patrolled the event, where hundreds showed up to listen to the conservative personality.

What Dodger Stadium looked like when it was Chavez Ravine

The story of how L.A. acquired the land to ultimately make way for the Dodgers is ugly and violent — the sort of living history that cities don't like to remember.

LAX's Tom Bradley Terminal briefly closed due to suspicious package

The baggage claim in the terminal's lower level was shut down. Traveler and vehicle traffic was temporarily diverted to the upper level.

Authorities search for inmate who escaped from Lancaster prison

Jason Kohr was discovered missing on Saturday night during a routine head-count at the minimum security facility.

All the Halloween candy you should — and shouldn't — buy

The ultimate Halloween Candy Ranker rates your favorite (and least favorite) sweets with super scientific accuracy.

Strange dorm attack at Cal State San Marcos

A man forced his way into a dorm room, where he assaulted one person and bit another before running away.

This World Series could be the hottest ever

The deserts are probably going to be cooler than the beaches as a brutal heat wave heads our way — just in time for the first pitch.

DGA moves to kick out Harvey Weinstein

The Directors Guild of America has started disciplinary proceeding against him after a litany of sexual harassment and assault accusations.

P-22 Day celebrates LA's most famous cougar

Die-hards completed a 50-mile hike that follows the big cat's dangerous journey from the Santa Monica Mountains to Griffith Park.

Natural History Museum of LA's existing campus could be history

The institutions has a bold plan to modernize its campus — but has no idea how much the revamp will cost or how to pay for it.

Canyon Fire 2 victims are now eligible for federal aid

As crews made progress fighting the wildfire, the governor announced that Orange County residents can apply for help from the federal government.

Academy kicks out Harvey Weinstein

How do you solve a problem like Harvey Weinstein? The folks who hand out the Oscars have expelled the movie producer from their ranks.

Gloria Allred has no problem with her daughter advising Harvey Weinstein

And she thinks Weinstein is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.