Elina Shatkin

Food, LAist

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Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC. She leads food coverage for LAist.

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

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.

LA Weekly's new owners fire almost everyone. What's next?

No one knows who actually owns LA Weekly, but new overseers Semanal Media just gutted the outlet's editorial staff.

How do those ice rinks stay frozen under the blistering SoCal sun?

It's not the high temperatures that are a problem. It's the combo of sun and wind.

Gorgeous photos of autumn leaves to help you experience fall in SoCal

Here in Southern California, our only seasons may be "hot" and "slightly less hot," but it's always autumn in our hearts.

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon will host Rose Parade coverage

In an alternate universe, Tish Caddigan and Cord Hosenbeck would be the official hosts of the Rose Parade.

Two anti-sexual harassment marches hit Hollywood

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.

Southern California's best winter craft fairs, bazaars and markets

Do your holiday shopping while supporting local vendors and craftspeople.

Everything we know about the Sutherland Springs mass shooting

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.

Pictures of Día de los Muertos around the world

From somber to festive, here's how people from different cultures honor the Day of the Dead in their own style.

8 detained at Milo Yiannopoulos speech at Cal State Fullerton

Approximately 250 police officers, some of them in riot gear, patrolled the event, where hundreds showed up to listen to the conservative personality.