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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
Get ready for a sugar rush as you vote for your favorite — and least favorite — Halloween candy in our super scientific poll.
"I'm still kind of in shock," Sparks star and league MVP Nneka Ogwumike says of her team's WNBA championship win.
A three-day, 50-mile trek follows cougar P-22's journey from the Santa Monica Mountains to Griffith Park — with the goal of raising big bucks for a wildlife overpass.
One of Hollywood's most famous indoor concert venues was approved to become an official Los Angeles landmark.
Movies that feature the iconic train station onscreen will be screened at Union Station itself. Bring on the fedoras and femme fatales.
Until this week, one of the rarest and most remarkable mammoth skulls ever seen by modern humans had been buried in the soil of Santa Rosa Island for 13,000 years.
Would you pay for the privilege of cuddling cats while quaffing cappuccinos? The new Crumbs & Whiskers is counting on it.
Split pea soup and burgers will be back on the menu at the LAPD Academy, probably by the end of the year.
Need a place to celebrate? Here are a few great Southern California cheeseburgers, from simple to fancy.
We've got the details for Rams fans — everything from parking to public transportation and what to expect once you get there Sunday.
This week's excavation of a rare and exceptionally preserved mammoth fossil could be a game-changer in helping us understand the prehistoric California.
Everyone is welcome to attend the service Tuesday evening. It will include a candlelight presentation and tributes by both an all-female mariachi band and a Juan Gabriel impersonator.
The three-day Labor Day weekend is filled with activities. Picnics, fairs, concerts, friends. But let's say your main goal is to avoid crowds not join them.
If you want to catch a set in Haley Joel Osment's backyard or at the Chuckle Dumpster in Van Nuys, check out this comedy festival. Or don't. After all, it isn't real.
If you're lucky enough to get to rest from your labor a little more with a long weekend, we've got everything you need to know about traveling, staying in town and much more.