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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.
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26 people were killed and another 20 wounded when a man wearing black tactical gear opened fire in a Baptist Church in a small South Texas town.
From somber to festive, here's how people from different cultures honor the Day of the Dead in their own style.
Approximately 250 police officers, some of them in riot gear, patrolled the event, where hundreds showed up to listen to the conservative personality.
The story of how L.A. acquired the land to ultimately make way for the Dodgers is ugly and violent — the sort of living history that cities don't like to remember.
Jason Kohr was discovered missing on Saturday night during a routine head-count at the minimum security facility.
A man forced his way into a dorm room, where he assaulted one person and bit another before running away.
The deserts are probably going to be cooler than the beaches as a brutal heat wave heads our way — just in time for the first pitch.
The Directors Guild of America has started disciplinary proceeding against him after a litany of sexual harassment and assault accusations.
The institutions has a bold plan to modernize its campus — but has no idea how much the revamp will cost or how to pay for it.
As crews made progress fighting the wildfire, the governor announced that Orange County residents can apply for help from the federal government.
How do you solve a problem like Harvey Weinstein? The folks who hand out the Oscars have expelled the movie producer from their ranks.
And she thinks Weinstein is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
The week keeps getting worse for the movie mogul.
The organization won't rescind the award it gave to the movie mogul earlier this year, despite receiving hate mail.