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

What Christie's found inside Ronald Reagan's house

For the right price a Tiffany clock, a gold Bulgari bangle or a Grandma Moses painting, once owned by Ronald and Nancy Reagan, could be yours.

Angelyne's little pink Corvette — it's for sale

What else do you get the person who's finally ready to live their best life pretending to be Malibu Barbie? Angelyne will even sign the car for you.

Security at LAX: What to know after the Istanbul attack

The chief of Airport Police explains how he began retooling LAX's security plan as soon as he heard about the suicide bombings in Turkey.

Bear attack closes campground near Altadena

Never keep food in your tent. One man learned this lesson the hard way while camping in the Angeles National Forest over the weekend.

Cat Con LA, a purr-fect weekend for feline fans

The two-day convention wants to redefine the cat lady stereotype — which makes sense because nearly a third of attendees are men.

Thousands without power in Valley Village

You can blame a crow that came into contact with a 34,500 volt circuit breaker.

New LA initiative aims to ease small business owners' woes

Opening a small business in L.A. often involves hefty fees and regulatory headaches. A new plan is trying to fix that.

Silver Lake fire shuts down 2 Freeway

Nearly 200 firefighters and several helicopters put out an eight-acre fire that broke out in a residential neighborhood of Silver Lake on Sunday.

In-N-Out rival CaliBurger opens in Pasadena

CaliBurger opened in 2012 in China, serving "double doubles" and "animal-style fries." After a few years and a legal settlement, the chain has come to SoCal, home of the fast-food burger.

Finally! Waze won't tell you to make those awful left turns

Waze just rolled out a new feature designed to eliminate dangerous left turns — and in Los Angeles we get to try it first.

Arrest of heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica rattles LA Pride event

Law enforcement officials arrested a heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica early Sunday who told police he had been heading to L.A.'s Pride event.

Downtown LA punk club the Smell receives demolition notice

The all-ages music venue that nurtured bands such as No Age, Best Coast and Health is set for the wrecking ball, according to a demolition notice shared by its owner on Facebook.

What should Lincoln Heights do with its old jail?

Five stories — 229,000 square-feet. The jail, out of commission since 1965, is a prime opportunity for redevelopment. The city wants to know what you want to do with it.

7 spots to snap an enlightening selfie when 'Urban Light' dims

With Los Angeles's #1 selfie spot about to go semi-dark, where can Angelenos go to get lit up and snap a hyperlocal photo?

A better way to visit the Broad?

A new ticketing system aims to alleviate the frustration of visiting the popular downtown museum, which is often booked solid.