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

CHP officers shoot man on 5 freeway

Details are still unclear about a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on the 5 freeway, in the Boyle Heights area.

California National Guard heads to Florida to help with Hurricane Irma

Two Pave Hawk helicopters and 130 airmen have been deployed. Most will help with search and rescue efforts while the rest focus on coordinating military and civilian personnel.

La Tuna Fire grows to 7,000 acres, 30% containment

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for L.A. County Sunday, as the La Tuna Fire grows to more than 7,000 acres in the hills above Burbank, Glendale and Sunland-Tujunga.

Palmer Fire: All evacuation orders lifted, roads reopened

Sparked by fireworks, the Palmer Fire grew to about 3,800 acres and 35 percent containment by late Sunday, according to the Redlands Fire Department.

La Tuna Fire, one of the largest in LA history, burns thousands of acres

The La Tuna Fire continues to burn near Burbank, Glendale and Sun Valley, scorching at least 5,800 acres of brush. The fire was about 10% contained, authorities said late Saturday.

AirTalk asks: What is your favorite Angels Flight experience?

Angels Flight reopened Thursday morning following a four-year closure and a $5 million renovation.

2 new baby monkeys join the LA Zoo family

“They’re little orange balls of vigor. They’re going to start getting really active and they’ll be quite a joy for people to watch.”

After 4 grounded years, Angels Flight reopens

Angels Flight began taking passengers up and down Bunker Hill in 1901 and was a major downtown L.A. tourist attraction for decades.

Outdoor air quality suffers as temperatures rise

If you do want to go outside and get moving, the best time is early in the morning or after sunset, when ozone levels will be at their lowest.

Record-setting heat wave expected to bake SoCal even longer

For the next several days, temperatures will stay in the mid-90s around much of the Los Angeles basin. The valleys will continue to sizzle, with highs up to 112 degrees. The mountains and deserts will also continue to bake in triple- digit heat.

OC's elite disaster response team helps with Hurricane Harvey

The members of Task Force 5 are like the Navy Seals of the fire service. They've responded to disasters around the country and even the world.

Port of LA tightens security after car chase & death

After a man blazed through a checkpoint, climbed on top of a crane and fell to his death, officials have instituted new security measures.

Hate crimes are up in L.A.

The first half of this year saw a significant rise over the same period last year — including violent hate crimes.

Angels Flight will take off once again

After a four-year closure, Angelenos will once again be able to ride downtown L.A.'s iconic, century-old railway.

Santa Ana Cemetery debates future of Confederate monument

The monument, a granite pillar, isn't a vintage piece of history. It was erected in 2004.