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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
The monument, a granite pillar, isn't a vintage piece of history. It was erected in 2004.
25 years after the trial of O.J. Simpson, a brief exhibition explores the pop culture phenomenon through memorabilia.
The system scans riders for firearms, explosives and other threats. It also includes a facial recognition component.
The 6-foot stone monument has stood since 1925 in a section of the famous Los Angeles graveyard where more than 30 Confederate veterans and their families are buried. It was taken down early Wednesday morning.
For the first time, CicLAvia will roll through San Pedro and Wilmington — and businesses along the route are getting ready.
Reports that the summer job is dead have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, for teens who want to find work, it's a great time.
It won't be dishing out franks anymore. Still, you'll be able to visit the iconic hot dog stand, once a shining example of Southern California's novelty architecture boom, in a museum.
Last year, the festival tried to become the world's first zero-waste tasting event. They didn't succeed. This year, they're pushing harder to hit that goal.
All trains have been outfitted with a "bike and board" passenger car. You can thank an enterprising 11-year-old from Riverside.
Only two entities possess water rights to the LA River. One is the city of Los Angeles. The other is Lauren Bon.
Ancient bone fragments found while digging for the Crenshaw/LAX line might come from a bison and a sloth that weighed 1,500 pounds and measured 10-feet long.
A Fresno sixth-grader was crowned champion, beating 290 spellers — many from California.
A virtual reality exhibition offers fans an intimate new way to see — not simply hear — Björk's music. "The limitations are what excite me most," she says.
Grab your paddles and life jackets. The L.A. River's two recreation zones reopen on Memorial Day for the summer season.
There were 21 people arrested and others are still being sought in the largest crackdown of MS-13 ever conducted in Los Angeles.