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

What Dodger Stadium looked like when it was Chavez Ravine

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.

Authorities search for inmate who escaped from Lancaster prison

Jason Kohr was discovered missing on Saturday night during a routine head-count at the minimum security facility.

Strange dorm attack at Cal State San Marcos

A man forced his way into a dorm room, where he assaulted one person and bit another before running away.

This World Series could be the hottest ever

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.

DGA moves to kick out Harvey Weinstein

The Directors Guild of America has started disciplinary proceeding against him after a litany of sexual harassment and assault accusations.

Natural History Museum of LA's existing campus could be history

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.

Canyon Fire 2 victims are now eligible for federal aid

As crews made progress fighting the wildfire, the governor announced that Orange County residents can apply for help from the federal government.

Academy kicks out Harvey Weinstein

How do you solve a problem like Harvey Weinstein? The folks who hand out the Oscars have expelled the movie producer from their ranks.

Gloria Allred has no problem with her daughter advising Harvey Weinstein

And she thinks Weinstein is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

Harvey Weinstein fired amid sexual harassment allegations

The week keeps getting worse for the movie mogul.

LA Press Club won't take back Harvey Weinstein's 'Truthteller' award

The organization won't rescind the award it gave to the movie mogul earlier this year, despite receiving hate mail.

Wild waves batter LA and OC beaches

Waves have been averaging around 6 feet high and rising to 15 feet in some spots along the Southern California coast.

That's not a bomb, it's an opossum

Fear turned to confusion turned to "awww" as the LAPD's bomb squad handled what'll probably be its cutest call all year.

US Marshals shoot attempted murder suspect in Duarte

 L.A. County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal officer-involved shooting in Duarte on Friday afternoon.

One of the country's biggest back-to-school giveaways happens this week

For three decades, families in need have turned to the Fred Jordan Mission to get much needed supplies for the school year.