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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
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.
No one knows who actually owns LA Weekly, but new overseers Semanal Media just gutted the outlet's editorial staff.
It's not the high temperatures that are a problem. It's the combo of sun and wind.
Here in Southern California, our only seasons may be "hot" and "slightly less hot," but it's always autumn in our hearts.
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.
Do your holiday shopping while supporting local vendors 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.
Jason Kohr was discovered missing on Saturday night during a routine head-count at the minimum security facility.