Maya Sugarman Photo/Video Journalist

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Maya Sugarman is a photo/video journalist for KPCC. She produces visual content for the radio, website, social media and KPCC's visuals blog, AudioVision.

Before joining KPCC, Maya was a staff photographer at the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale. She has interned and freelanced at the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange Country Register, Santa Monica Daily Press, and East Bay Express. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a senior staff photographer and photo editor at the Daily Bruin, and received a B.A. in art photography.

Her work has been recognized by Editor & Publisher, the Online News Association, Society of Professional Journalists, National Newspaper Association, Associated Collegiate Press, and California College Media Association.

Stories by Maya Sugarman

First look inside North Hollywood's restored Idle Hour Cafe

Roll out the barrel — more than 30 years after it closed, the historic, barrel-shaped Idle Hour Cafe in North Hollywood is set to reopen in mid-February.

Norms faces demolition threat; city considers landmark status

The Cultural Heritage Commission agreed Thursday to consider landmark status for a Norms coffee shop that represents the "Googie" modern architecture of the 1950s.

First Person: Bill Brown's 32-year love affair with dance

Brown teaches everything from jazz dance to ballet. His studio also hosts fencing and Ashtanga yoga. Some of the students are octogenarians.

Near downtown LA's Skid Row, a haven for harpsichords

It's no longer surprising to find good restaurants and craft cocktails in downtown LA, but you will be surprised to discover what Curtis Berak has been up to in his basement since 1976.

Election 2014: What makes a polling place in LA? (And find yours here)

Los Angeles County has almost 4,684 voting precincts reaching from Catalina Island to the Antelope Valley. See the weeks of work that go into the county's polling places before Election Day.

Port of Los Angeles fire: Terminals resume full operations (updated)

A fire at the Port of Los Angeles has been almost contained, according to city officials. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control after changing tactics Tuesday morning.

Heat wave: LA Zoo doles out special 'popsicles' to animals

Animals at the L.A. Zoo are getting their own cool treat: specially made popsicles, or at least what passes in the animal world for one. Also: Frozen blood.

Apple iOS8: 9 things to do with the new camera features

Apple is set to release iOS 8 on Wednesday, bringing new features to the native Camera and Photos app. Here's how they work and creative ideas for what to do with them from the KPCC visuals team.

How to make a good Hyperlapse video (plus a tour inside KPCC).

Instagram released time lapse recording app Hyperlapse on Tuesday. Here's how to use it best, plus a Hyperlapse tour inside KPCC. Share yours with us!

The mysterious mannequins of North Hollywood Toyota

Collin Friesen looks at the backstory of the mannequins that greet you from a NoHo Toyota dealership, and KPCC's Maya Sugarman takes their portraits.

World Cup 2014: Portraits of LA fans and their teams

We set out to capture Angelenos' pride (and their faces) in a series of portraits of World Cup fans representing their teams. Who are you rooting for and why?

Etiwanda Fire grows to 1K acres near Rancho Cucamonga, evacs lifted

Officials at the San Bernardino National Forest say mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents near the burn area. The fire continues to spread.

New sheriff sworn in as Lee Baca retires (Updated)

There's a new sheriff in L.A. County. John Scott was sworn in Thursday as interim head of the nation's largest Sheriff's Department, two hours after Baca officially retired.

Scientists-turned-detectives look to crack the case of the missing DDT

Only 10 percent of the amount of DDT expected to be in ocean sediment off Palos Verdes was found in the last round of testing.

Wrap-up of KPCC's first Public Square project with NPR, themed ‘Hard Work’ (PHOTOS)

Three Instagrammers tell personal stories of hard work happening in Southern California and around the country, in KPCC's Public Square project.