Elina Shatkin Digital Producer

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Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC.

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.


Stories by Elina Shatkin

Tail O' the Pup hot dog stand trots into a new home

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.

Waste not, want not as LA Food Fest tries to reach zero food waste

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.

You can now bring your surfboard on Metrolink trains

All trains have been outfitted with a "bike and board" passenger car. You can thank an enterprising 11-year-old from Riverside.

LA River water wheel one step closer to construction

Only two entities possess water rights to the LA River. One is the city of Los Angeles. The other is Lauren Bon.

Discovery of subway sloth is not a metaphor about LA transit

Ancient bone fragments found while digging for the Crenshaw/LAX line might come from a bison and a sloth that weighed 1,500 pounds and measured 10-feet long.

The drama and dimity of the 2017 National Spelling Bee

A Fresno sixth-grader was crowned champion, beating 290 spellers — many from California.

Bjork Digital: VR to see (and hear) her new music

A virtual reality exhibition offers fans an intimate new way to see — not simply hear — Björk's music. "The limitations are what excite me most," she says.

You can once again kayak and fish the LA River

Grab your paddles and life jackets. The L.A. River's two recreation zones reopen on Memorial Day for the summer season.

Massive raids target MS-13 gang members in SoCal

There were 21 people arrested and others are still being sought in the largest crackdown of MS-13 ever conducted in Los Angeles.

The best advice your mom ever gave

We asked. You answered. From the spiritual to the practical and the gentle to the profane, here's advice from your mothers.

Mother Love: A Mother's Day playlist

Mother. Mama. Eomma. Ema. Neene. Ummi. Ema. Mayi. Moma. Mommy. Whatever you call her, this is a playlist with mom in mind.

Centinela Fire damages 7 Mar Vista businesses

Seven business were damaged after fire tore through a half-block stretch of Mar Vista.

Hamburger Hamlet co-founder Marilyn Lewis dies at 87

She and her husband Harry founded the burger chain on Sunset Boulevard in 1950.

Thousands line up for Free Comic Book Day

"Free Comic Book Day is about showing the world that we are the heroes and they're welcome into our secret headquarters."

LA Riots, 25 years later: Your voices

We put out a call asking listeners who had witnessed the L.A. Riots to share their experiences. These are your responses.