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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
Waves have been averaging around 6 feet high and rising to 15 feet in some spots along the Southern California coast.
Fear turned to confusion turned to "awww" as the LAPD's bomb squad handled what'll probably be its cutest call all year.
L.A. County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal officer-involved shooting in Duarte on Friday afternoon.
For three decades, families in need have turned to the Fred Jordan Mission to get much needed supplies for the school year.
A week-and-a-half after the storm hit Puerto Rico, the island remains in shambles as many residents cope without power, clean water or food.
One person died and another was injured when L.A. trains collided with pedestrians.
The president issued new travel regulations that ban or restrict people from certain countries from entering the U.S. for 180 days.
Meet Augustynolophus morrisi. The dinosaur was last seen in California about 66 million years ago, before an asteroid wiped out most life on Earth.
The crash prompted a partial closure of several streets near the scene. John Gasparyan, 34, was part of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division. He had been on the force for 10 years.
Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date.
From Saturn's dense rings to the icy craters of Enceladus, the images Cassini gathered will be studied by scientists for years.
Details are still unclear about a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on the 5 freeway, in the Boyle Heights area.
Two Pave Hawk helicopters and 130 airmen have been deployed. Most will help with search and rescue efforts while the rest focus on coordinating military and civilian personnel.
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for L.A. County Sunday, as the La Tuna Fire grows to more than 7,000 acres in the hills above Burbank, Glendale and Sunland-Tujunga.
Sparked by fireworks, the Palmer Fire grew to about 3,800 acres and 35 percent containment by late Sunday, according to the Redlands Fire Department.