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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
All the cool museums are creating mobile apps of their own. What's so special about this one from the Broad — aside from a tour narrated by LeVar Burton?
In fact, the recent Chapter 11 filing may be a strategic move to avoid paying millions for a discrimination suit.
Lung cancer claims Palm Springs legend Mel Haber, owner of the 90-year-old Ingleside Inn and Melvyn's restaurant, and a Sinatra friend.
Long considered a lazy person's pastime, napping has become scientifically acceptable, even hip. Here's everything you need to know to hack your nap.
From the epic rainfall of 1938 to the monster storms that hit in 1997, we take a look back at the strongest El Niños of the last 80 years.
TiGeorges Laguerre has run his eponymous chicken restaurant since 2002. His memoir traces his journey from the beaches of Port-de-Paix to the streets of L.A.
One hundred years ago, powerful rains dubbed the "storm of the century" hit Southern California, killing dozens of people and stopping trains for 32 days. See the vintage photos here.
For 57 years, Ackerman collected thousands of pieces of movie memorabilia while inspiring filmmakers, including Steven Spielberg. Fans want to turn his home into a landmark.
Officers will be on the lookout for just about everything, from people driving under the influence, to speeding, to major collision factors like unsafe lane changes and erratic driving.
Big wave surfer Alex Gray has a few ideas about what it takes to ride the kind of waves that the King Tides and El Niño often bring.
The busiest travel weekend of the year gets busier after the State Department issues a travel alert in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
In a historic step forward, Jeff Bezos's company, Blue Origin, launched the first rocket to remain intact after taking off into space.
The onetime base stealer and clutch Red Sox player returns to help steer the team where his MLB career began.