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

La Tuna Fire, one of the largest in LA history, burns thousands of acres

The La Tuna Fire continues to burn near Burbank, Glendale and Sun Valley, scorching at least 5,800 acres of brush. The fire was about 10% contained, authorities said late Saturday.

AirTalk asks: What is your favorite Angels Flight experience?

Angels Flight reopened Thursday morning following a four-year closure and a $5 million renovation.

2 new baby monkeys join the LA Zoo family

“They’re little orange balls of vigor. They’re going to start getting really active and they’ll be quite a joy for people to watch.”

After 4 grounded years, Angels Flight reopens

Angels Flight began taking passengers up and down Bunker Hill in 1901 and was a major downtown L.A. tourist attraction for decades.

Outdoor air quality suffers as temperatures rise

If you do want to go outside and get moving, the best time is early in the morning or after sunset, when ozone levels will be at their lowest.

Record-setting heat wave expected to bake SoCal even longer

For the next several days, temperatures will stay in the mid-90s around much of the Los Angeles basin. The valleys will continue to sizzle, with highs up to 112 degrees. The mountains and deserts will also continue to bake in triple- digit heat.

OC's elite disaster response team helps with Hurricane Harvey

The members of Task Force 5 are like the Navy Seals of the fire service. They've responded to disasters around the country and even the world.

Port of LA tightens security after car chase & death

After a man blazed through a checkpoint, climbed on top of a crane and fell to his death, officials have instituted new security measures.

Hate crimes are up in L.A.

The first half of this year saw a significant rise over the same period last year — including violent hate crimes.

Angels Flight will take off once again

After a four-year closure, Angelenos will once again be able to ride downtown L.A.'s iconic, century-old railway.

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.

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.