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Elizabeth Djinis - Editorial Writer

Editorial Writer

I've been fascinated with the inner workings of local governments ever since I interned at the <i>Times</i> in 2015. It was there that I first saw how something as seemingly small as curbside recycling could have a community up in arms. Since then, I've been dedicated to detailing local governments and communities for readers in some capacity — whether it's covering lengthy school board meetings or live-streaming protests. Now, on the editorial board, I'll get to do just that, focusing on the issues that affect Pinellas County. And I'll be making sure those get to you through social media and online conversations with readers. I'm only ever an email away!

  1. Cover of "The Portrait of a Lady" [Macmillan]
  2. Elizabeth Djinis pictured with her foster cat turned adopted cat, Lola. [Provided by Elizabeth Djinis]
  3. Barriers have been placed along the sea wall at North Shore Park to keep people off the beach, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in St. Petersburg.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
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  5. Clearwater Beach pictured on March 18, at left, and March 24, at right. [DOUGLAS CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  6. Aaron Murray, 45, from St Petersburg, relaxes in his hammock as he watches the sunrise over the water at North Shore Park on Monday, March 16, 2020 in St. Petersburg. "I try to chase as many as I can, Murray said about watching the sunrise. "It really helps set the tone for the day."  [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  7. Community advocate Stephanie Owens moderated "Beyond the Green Bench: A Community Conversation for a New Generation, Feb. 18, 2020, at the Historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg. [The Florida Holocaust Museum]
  8. An influencer takes a photo of a drink at the VIP preview for the Oxford Exchange's new Champagne Bar in Tampa. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  9. Low-rise jeans and skirts were all the rage in the 2000s. But why are they coming back? [TOM TINGLE  |  Associated Press]
  10. 'For a Better Florida' is the Tampa Bay Times' annual series prior to the start of the legislative session. [Tampa Bay Times]
  11. The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger performs Friday in Havana, Cuba. [Associated Press]
  12. Weddings cost more on average and have more guests now than 10 years ago. [Shutterstock]
  13. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is seen with lights Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The Florida Department of Transportation installed about 1,800 colored LED light fixtures on the Sunshine Skyway bridge. [BRANDON MEYER  |  Times]
  14. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part during the Climate Strike, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in New York. [EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ  |  AP]
  15. President Andrew Johnson, National Park Service; President Richard Nixon, Associated Press; President Bill Clinton, JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images) [Tampa Bay Times]
  16. A rainbow shines over Coffee Pot Bayou after an afternoon rain shower on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Coffee Pot Bayou. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times ["LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  17. Orange barrels and cones will remain part of the landscape as the state continues work on the widening of Cortez Boulevard and improvements along the Suncoast Parkway and U.S. 19.
  18. Times reporter Elizabeth Djinis plays pinball at The Pinball Arcade Museum on Thursday, Aug. 01, 2019 on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.  ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times
  19. Photo provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
  20. Chase Duke, 4, of Orlando, runs through a tidal pool while visiting Clearwater Beach with family on Friday. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
  21. Screenshot from Zillow listing of 742 SW Boulevard N house in St. Petersburg.
  22. Captura de pantalla de la lista de Zillow de la casa 742 SW Boulevard N en San Petersburgo.