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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
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.
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.
"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."
The controversial death of two black men thousands of miles away at the hands of police officers have resonated with some Los Angeles residents.
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.
Two shark sightings in as many days have put swimmers on edge in the Orange County community.
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?
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.
For the right price a Tiffany clock, a gold Bulgari bangle or a Grandma Moses painting, once owned by Ronald and Nancy Reagan, could be yours.
What else do you get the person who's finally ready to live their best life pretending to be Malibu Barbie? Angelyne will even sign the car for you.
The chief of Airport Police explains how he began retooling LAX's security plan as soon as he heard about the suicide bombings in Turkey.
Never keep food in your tent. One man learned this lesson the hard way while camping in the Angeles National Forest over the weekend.
The two-day convention wants to redefine the cat lady stereotype — which makes sense because nearly a third of attendees are men.
You can blame a crow that came into contact with a 34,500 volt circuit breaker.
Opening a small business in L.A. often involves hefty fees and regulatory headaches. A new plan is trying to fix that.