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

California governor's forum gets contentious

The six candidates came out swinging at their first town hall. They weren't the only ones. A vocal crowd cheered and booed.

A vision in black — see the women supporting the Golden Globes 'blackout'

As expected, many people are showing their support for the movement to end sexual harassment and inequality with their choice of clothing.

How to get to and park at LA Rams games

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.

Rain will finally return to SoCal

The storm should roll in Monday evening and could bring an inch of rain or more to the Los Angeles area through Tuesday.

88 California shops have licenses to sell you weed

Anticipation is high — if Californians can find a place to buy marijuana when it becomes legal for recreational use on New Year's Day.

Los Angeles police officer recovering after ambush attack

The LAPD officer was conducting an unrelated pedestrian stop in the Westlake District when someone fired multiple gunshots at her.

SoCal's winter heat wave breaks records

Woodland Hills hit a record-breaking 88 degrees Thursday, the highest temperature for that December day since 1963. Even warmer temperatures were expected Friday.

Secret Service questions man who sent horse manure to Treasury secretary

A gift-wrapped box of the stuff was found Saturday night near Steve Mnuchin's Bel Air home.

7 things to do with your old Christmas tree in LA County

Consider these options for disposing of that conical, evergreen cutting with dried-up branches and needles.

Thomas Fire: Firefighters brace for return of winds

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.

Thomas Fire rages, could become 5th largest in California history

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.

SoCal man confesses to molesting 50 children

The 18-year-old turned himself in to Riverside police after allegedly telling his mother he had sexually assaulted two boys at a motel.

LA Weekly's new owners fire almost everyone. What's next?

No one knows who actually owns LA Weekly, but new overseers Semanal Media just gutted the outlet's editorial staff.

How do those ice rinks stay frozen under the blistering SoCal sun?

It's not the high temperatures that are a problem. It's the combo of sun and wind.

Gorgeous photos of autumn leaves to help you experience fall in SoCal

Here in Southern California, our only seasons may be "hot" and "slightly less hot," but it's always autumn in our hearts.