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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
Prince doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame so you'll have to find another way to pay tribute to the Purple One, who passed away Thursday morning. Here's how.
In 2011, the Purple One came to Los Angeles to play a few concerts — and by a few we mean a masterful 21-night residency at multiple venues.
It's high season for SoCal's annual grunion run and, if you find the right beach, this weekend may be your best chance to see the small, silvery fish.
After almost shuttering multiple times over its nearly 15 years, L.A.'s most famous Haitian restaurant, where chicken was grilled over an open flame in the dining room, is really closing.
After more than four decades in prison, former Manson family murderer Leslie Van Houten's request for parole has been approved by a state board. Now, Gov. Brown must sign off.
A vigil was scheduled Wednesday night for the downtown Los Angeles community to gather and remember Dong Yul Lee near the spot where he was killed on April 2.
All the cool museums are creating mobile apps of their own. What's so special about this one from the Broad — aside from a tour narrated by LeVar Burton?
In fact, the recent Chapter 11 filing may be a strategic move to avoid paying millions for a discrimination suit.
Lung cancer claims Palm Springs legend Mel Haber, owner of the 90-year-old Ingleside Inn and Melvyn's restaurant, and a Sinatra friend.
Long considered a lazy person's pastime, napping has become scientifically acceptable, even hip. Here's everything you need to know to hack your nap.
From the epic rainfall of 1938 to the monster storms that hit in 1997, we take a look back at the strongest El Niños of the last 80 years.
TiGeorges Laguerre has run his eponymous chicken restaurant since 2002. His memoir traces his journey from the beaches of Port-de-Paix to the streets of L.A.
One hundred years ago, powerful rains dubbed the "storm of the century" hit Southern California, killing dozens of people and stopping trains for 32 days. See the vintage photos here.
For 57 years, Ackerman collected thousands of pieces of movie memorabilia while inspiring filmmakers, including Steven Spielberg. Fans want to turn his home into a landmark.
Officers will be on the lookout for just about everything, from people driving under the influence, to speeding, to major collision factors like unsafe lane changes and erratic driving.