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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
There were 21 people arrested and others are still being sought in the largest crackdown of MS-13 ever conducted in Los Angeles.
We asked. You answered. From the spiritual to the practical and the gentle to the profane, here's advice from your mothers.
Mother. Mama. Eomma. Ema. Neene. Ummi. Ema. Mayi. Moma. Mommy. Whatever you call her, this is a playlist with mom in mind.
Seven business were damaged after fire tore through a half-block stretch of Mar Vista.
She and her husband Harry founded the burger chain on Sunset Boulevard in 1950.
"Free Comic Book Day is about showing the world that we are the heroes and they're welcome into our secret headquarters."
We put out a call asking listeners who had witnessed the L.A. Riots to share their experiences. These are your responses.
After 11 years of calling the boardwalk home, the fire-eaters and sword swallowers will have to find new digs.
More than any other demographic, millennials tend to believe that another riot is likely to happen in the next five years — according to a new survey.
Workers along the Metro Purple line found parts of a tusk and skull from either a mastodon or mammoth — and there are plenty of other prehistoric remnants under L.A.
Free day-passes are going fast, so make your plans ASAP if you want to get in on Green Friday.
For the second year in a row, Thanksgiving travel at LAX is through the roof. That's great for airlines and the airport, not so much for travelers.
Navy veteran Ernest Thompson, who recently passed away, is being honored Sunday at a public memorial aboard the USS Iowa.
L.A. has the most chronically homeless residents in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to a federal report released this week. So what are we doing about it?
A passionate student of industrial design, she'll be honored with a tree-planting on the Cal State Long Beach campus.