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

8 things to do this weekend

A little counter-programming for your Super Bowl LII weekend.

P-23 mountain lion found dead near road

The big cat had been tracked almost her entire life, as she established her home range and had three litters of kittens.

Miss it? See what the rare super blue blood moon looked like

Early Wednesday morning brought a lunar event that hadn't been seen since 1866. Scientists say data gathered during the event could help them figure out where to land a rover on the moon.

7 things to do this weekend

From a free street festival and and a slam poetry deathmatch to a museum free-for-all, your weekend is about to fall off its proverbial chain.

California governor's forum gets contentious

The six candidates came out swinging at their first town hall. They weren't the only ones. A vocal crowd cheered and booed.

A vision in black — see the women supporting the Golden Globes 'blackout'

As expected, many people are showing their support for the movement to end sexual harassment and inequality with their choice of clothing.

Rain will finally return to SoCal

The storm should roll in Monday evening and could bring an inch of rain or more to the Los Angeles area through Tuesday.

88 California shops have licenses to sell you weed

Anticipation is high — if Californians can find a place to buy marijuana when it becomes legal for recreational use on New Year's Day.

Los Angeles police officer recovering after ambush attack

The LAPD officer was conducting an unrelated pedestrian stop in the Westlake District when someone fired multiple gunshots at her.

SoCal's winter heat wave breaks records

Woodland Hills hit 88 degrees, breaking a record set in 1963. Even warmer temperatures are around the corner.

Secret Service questions man who sent manure to Treasury secretary

A gift-wrapped box of horse poop was found Saturday night near Steve Mnuchin's Bel Air home.

7 things to do with your old Christmas tree in LA County

Consider these options for disposing of that conical, evergreen cutting with dried-up branches and needles.

Thomas Fire: Firefighters brace for return of winds

The fire has burned 272,000 acres, destroying nearly 800 homes and damaging hundreds more — and it is now on track to become the largest on record in California.

Thomas Fire rages, could become 5th largest in California history

Winds fueled the westward spread of the massive wildfire into Santa Barbara County, triggering new evacuations. The fire has burned 200,000 acres — and that number will rise.

SoCal man confesses to molesting 50 children

The 18-year-old turned himself in to Riverside police after allegedly telling his mother he had sexually assaulted two boys at a motel.