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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
In an alternate universe, Tish Caddigan and Cord Hosenbeck would be the official hosts of the Rose Parade.
The Take Back the Workplace and Me Too marches, happening this weekend in L.A., aim to foster change and raise awareness about sexual assault.
Why stick to mega-retailers when you could do your Christmas shopping while supporting local vendors, shop owners and craftspeople?
26 people were killed and another 20 wounded when a man wearing black tactical gear opened fire in a Baptist Church in a small South Texas town.
From somber to festive, here's how people from different cultures honor the Day of the Dead in their own style.
Approximately 250 police officers, some of them in riot gear, patrolled the event, where hundreds showed up to listen to the conservative personality.
The story of how L.A. acquired the land to ultimately make way for the Dodgers is ugly and violent — the sort of living history that cities don't like to remember.
The baggage claim in the terminal's lower level was shut down. Traveler and vehicle traffic was temporarily diverted to the upper level.
Jason Kohr was discovered missing on Saturday night during a routine head-count at the minimum security facility.
The ultimate Halloween Candy Ranker rates your favorite (and least favorite) sweets with super scientific accuracy.
A man forced his way into a dorm room, where he assaulted one person and bit another before running away.
The deserts are probably going to be cooler than the beaches as a brutal heat wave heads our way — just in time for the first pitch.
The Directors Guild of America has started disciplinary proceeding against him after a litany of sexual harassment and assault accusations.
Die-hards completed a 50-mile hike that follows the big cat's dangerous journey from the Santa Monica Mountains to Griffith Park.
The institutions has a bold plan to modernize its campus — but has no idea how much the revamp will cost or how to pay for it.