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Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC. She leads food coverage for LAist.
Prior to joining the station, Elina was the arts and culture editor at Los Angeles magazine, a restaurant critic for L.A. Weekly and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.
Her work has appeared in such publications as California Sunday, The Believer, Bitch, HiLobrow and on the radio at KPCC and KCRW.
She is a fan of dogs, bicycles, dark chocolate and bad Russian accents.
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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.
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.
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.
After a man blazed through a checkpoint, climbed on top of a crane and fell to his death, officials have instituted new security measures.
The first half of this year saw a significant rise over the same period last year — including violent hate crimes.
After a four-year closure, Angelenos will once again be able to ride downtown L.A.'s iconic, century-old railway.
The monument, a granite pillar, isn't a vintage piece of history. It was erected in 2004.
25 years after the trial of O.J. Simpson, a brief exhibition explores the pop culture phenomenon through memorabilia.
The system scans riders for firearms, explosives and other threats. It also includes a facial recognition component.
The 6-foot stone monument has stood since 1925 in a section of the famous Los Angeles graveyard where more than 30 Confederate veterans and their families are buried. It was taken down early Wednesday morning.
For the first time, CicLAvia will roll through San Pedro and Wilmington — and businesses along the route are getting ready.
Reports that the summer job is dead have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, for teens who want to find work, it's a great time.
It won't be dishing out franks anymore. Still, you'll be able to visit the iconic hot dog stand, once a shining example of Southern California's novelty architecture boom, in a museum.
Last year, the festival tried to become the world's first zero-waste tasting event. They didn't succeed. This year, they're pushing harder to hit that goal.
All trains have been outfitted with a "bike and board" passenger car. You can thank an enterprising 11-year-old from Riverside.