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

Chinatown's Hop Louie isn't closing — but its kitchen is

You come to the iconic joint with its pagoda entrance for dim lighting, a divey atmosphere, a sense of history and to drink.

Blue Cut Fire: Who helps the helpers?

As Wrightwood's 4,500 residents were ordered to evacuate, a few stayed behind to help the firefighters battling the blaze.

USC vs. UCLA at the Rio Olympics

The crosstown rivalry continues as we rack up Olympians in Rio by university affiliation. Which school's athletes are bringing home more medals? We've done the math.

Hollywood helps Pulse nightclub

Lance Bass will host a night of performances and speeches by El-P, Melissa Etheridge and will.i.am to benefit victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre.

CicLAvia explores iconic Wilshire Blvd. — with a little help from Pokemon Go

What's new the 18th time around? Monster-hunting and pedicabs.

19 uniquely LA spots to celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Los Angeles is awash in terrific homegrown ice cream and gelato makers. Here's the scoop on where to get the sweet stuff.

LA to DC: Leaders visit White House to talk race, police

L.A.'s mayor and police chief were among dozens of law enforcement officers and elected officials who visited the White House for a meeting on race and policing.

LA Food Fest's order for zero waste may take a while to fix

It's not easy going green for food festivals. They produce a ton of waste. But the organizer of the LA Food Fest is trying.

9 crucial things Obama said about the Dallas shootings

Speaking at his final NATO summit, Barack Obama focused on the killing of five police officers in Dallas. He also spoke of hope, change and gun control.

Becoming a cop the day after the Dallas shootings

"The eyes of the world are on you. Every camera, every cell phone, is taking your picture. You should not have to have a camera or cell phone to make you do the right thing."

Alton Sterling, Philandro Castile deaths prompt LA protest rally

The controversial death of two black men thousands of miles away at the hands of police officers have resonated with some Los Angeles residents.

Alhambra keeps going boom and no one knows why

Loud noises echoing through northeast Alhambra have been baffling, bothering and bewildering residents for months — and no one seems to know where they're coming from.

2nd shark sighting at Dana Point beach

Two shark sightings in as many days have put swimmers on edge in the Orange County community.

Long Beach bets big on separated bike lanes

For one day only, city officials converted an existing parking lane into a pop-up bike lane and moved the parking lane into the travel lane. How'd it go over?

San Bernardino brushfire forces evacuations, causes injuries

A small but fast-moving fire in San Bernardino burned several structures and left three people with minor injuries Saturday. The cause of the fire is being investigated as arson.