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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
A little counter-programming for your Super Bowl LII weekend.
The big cat had been tracked almost her entire life, as she established her home range and had three litters of kittens.
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.
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.
The six candidates came out swinging at their first town hall. They weren't the only ones. A vocal crowd cheered and booed.
As expected, many people are showing their support for the movement to end sexual harassment and inequality with their choice of clothing.
The storm should roll in Monday evening and could bring an inch of rain or more to the Los Angeles area through Tuesday.
Anticipation is high — if Californians can find a place to buy marijuana when it becomes legal for recreational use on New Year's Day.
The LAPD officer was conducting an unrelated pedestrian stop in the Westlake District when someone fired multiple gunshots at her.
Woodland Hills hit 88 degrees, breaking a record set in 1963. Even warmer temperatures are around the corner.
A gift-wrapped box of horse poop was found Saturday night near Steve Mnuchin's Bel Air home.
Consider these options for disposing of that conical, evergreen cutting with dried-up branches and needles.
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.
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.
The 18-year-old turned himself in to Riverside police after allegedly telling his mother he had sexually assaulted two boys at a motel.