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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
The six candidates came out swinging at their first town hall. They weren't the only ones. A vocal crowd cheered and booed.
As expected, many people are showing their support for the movement to end sexual harassment and inequality with their choice of clothing.
From public transportation to the perfect parking spot, here's how to get to the L.A. Coliseum and what to expect once you arrive on game day.
The storm should roll in Monday evening and could bring an inch of rain or more to the Los Angeles area through Tuesday.
Anticipation is high — if Californians can find a place to buy marijuana when it becomes legal for recreational use on New Year's Day.
The LAPD officer was conducting an unrelated pedestrian stop in the Westlake District when someone fired multiple gunshots at her.
Woodland Hills hit a record-breaking 88 degrees Thursday, the highest temperature for that December day since 1963. Even warmer temperatures were expected Friday.
A gift-wrapped box of the stuff was found Saturday night near Steve Mnuchin's Bel Air home.
Consider these options for disposing of that conical, evergreen cutting with dried-up branches and needles.
The fire has burned 272,000 acres, destroying nearly 800 homes and damaging hundreds more — and it is now on track to become the largest on record in California.
Winds fueled the westward spread of the massive wildfire into Santa Barbara County, triggering new evacuations. The fire has burned 200,000 acres — and that number will rise.
The 18-year-old turned himself in to Riverside police after allegedly telling his mother he had sexually assaulted two boys at a motel.
No one knows who actually owns LA Weekly, but new overseers Semanal Media just gutted the outlet's editorial staff.
It's not the high temperatures that are a problem. It's the combo of sun and wind.
Here in Southern California, our only seasons may be "hot" and "slightly less hot," but it's always autumn in our hearts.