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

Santa Ana Cemetery debates future of Confederate monument

The monument, a granite pillar, isn't a vintage piece of history. It was erected in 2004.

A new traffic plan for Dodgers neighborhoods?

A transportation study will look at how residential streets are jammed with cars on game days.

You can now go to a gallery dedicated to OJ Simpson

25 years after the trial of O.J. Simpson, a brief exhibition explores the pop culture phenomenon through memorabilia.

Metro tests new screening system at Union Station

The system scans riders for firearms, explosives and other threats. It also includes a facial recognition component.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery removes Confederate monument

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.

Will San Pedro CicLAvia be a boon for business?

For the first time, CicLAvia will roll through San Pedro and Wilmington — and businesses along the route are getting ready.

The teen summer job isn't dead yet — but it's not what it used to be

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.

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.