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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
From Saturn's dense rings to the icy craters of Enceladus, the images Cassini gathered will be studied by scientists for years.
Details are still unclear about a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on the 5 freeway, in the Boyle Heights area.
Two Pave Hawk helicopters and 130 airmen have been deployed. Most will help with search and rescue efforts while the rest focus on coordinating military and civilian personnel.
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for L.A. County Sunday, as the La Tuna Fire grows to more than 7,000 acres in the hills above Burbank, Glendale and Sunland-Tujunga.
Sparked by fireworks, the Palmer Fire grew to about 3,800 acres and 35 percent containment by late Sunday, according to the Redlands Fire Department.
The La Tuna Fire continues to burn near Burbank, Glendale and Sun Valley, scorching at least 5,800 acres of brush. The fire was about 10% contained, authorities said late Saturday.
Angels Flight reopened Thursday morning following a four-year closure and a $5 million renovation.
“They’re little orange balls of vigor. They’re going to start getting really active and they’ll be quite a joy for people to watch.”
Angels Flight began taking passengers up and down Bunker Hill in 1901 and was a major downtown L.A. tourist attraction for decades.
If you do want to go outside and get moving, the best time is early in the morning or after sunset, when ozone levels will be at their lowest.
For the next several days, temperatures will stay in the mid-90s around much of the Los Angeles basin. The valleys will continue to sizzle, with highs up to 112 degrees. The mountains and deserts will also continue to bake in triple- digit heat.
The members of Task Force 5 are like the Navy Seals of the fire service. They've responded to disasters around the country and even the world.
After a man blazed through a checkpoint, climbed on top of a crane and fell to his death, officials have instituted new security measures.
The first half of this year saw a significant rise over the same period last year — including violent hate crimes.
After a four-year closure, Angelenos will once again be able to ride downtown L.A.'s iconic, century-old railway.