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Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC. She leads food coverage for LAist.
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
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.
Joshua Schank is the Chief Innovation Officer for Metro's Office of Extraordinary Innovation. That's a lot of innovating for one human. What does he actually do?
"Any time you get 700 people together, it's a political moment," says artist Kim Schoenstadt.
A Gold Line train struck a car in Pasadena Wednesday morning. The accident has been cleared, but commuters were warned to expect delays.
You come to the iconic joint with its pagoda entrance for dim lighting, a divey atmosphere, a sense of history and to drink.
As Wrightwood's 4,500 residents were ordered to evacuate, a few stayed behind to help the firefighters battling the blaze.