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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
Opening a small business in L.A. often involves hefty fees and regulatory headaches. A new plan is trying to fix that.
Nearly 200 firefighters and several helicopters put out an eight-acre fire that broke out in a residential neighborhood of Silver Lake on Sunday.
CaliBurger opened in 2012 in China, serving "double doubles" and "animal-style fries." After a few years and a legal settlement, the chain has come to SoCal, home of the fast-food burger.
Waze just rolled out a new feature designed to eliminate dangerous left turns — and in Los Angeles we get to try it first.
Law enforcement officials arrested a heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica early Sunday who told police he had been heading to L.A.'s Pride event.
The all-ages music venue that nurtured bands such as No Age, Best Coast and Health is set for the wrecking ball, according to a demolition notice shared by its owner on Facebook.
Five stories — 229,000 square-feet. The jail, out of commission since 1965, is a prime opportunity for redevelopment. The city wants to know what you want to do with it.
With Los Angeles's #1 selfie spot about to go semi-dark, where can Angelenos go to get lit up and snap a hyperlocal photo?
A new ticketing system aims to alleviate the frustration of visiting the popular downtown museum, which is often booked solid.
Prince doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame so you'll have to find another way to pay tribute to the Purple One, who passed away Thursday morning. Here's how.
In 2011, the Purple One came to Los Angeles to play a few concerts — and by a few we mean a masterful 21-night residency at multiple venues.
It's high season for SoCal's annual grunion run and, if you find the right beach, this weekend may be your best chance to see the small, silvery fish.
After almost shuttering multiple times over its nearly 15 years, L.A.'s most famous Haitian restaurant, where chicken was grilled over an open flame in the dining room, is really closing.
After more than four decades in prison, former Manson family murderer Leslie Van Houten's request for parole has been approved by a state board. Now, Gov. Brown must sign off.
A vigil was scheduled Wednesday night for the downtown Los Angeles community to gather and remember Dong Yul Lee near the spot where he was killed on April 2.