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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
You come to the iconic joint with its pagoda entrance for dim lighting, a divey atmosphere, a sense of history and to drink.
As Wrightwood's 4,500 residents were ordered to evacuate, a few stayed behind to help the firefighters battling the blaze.
The crosstown rivalry continues as we rack up Olympians in Rio by university affiliation. Which school's athletes are bringing home more medals? We've done the math.
Lance Bass will host a night of performances and speeches by El-P, Melissa Etheridge and will.i.am to benefit victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre.
What's new the 18th time around? Monster-hunting and pedicabs.
Los Angeles is awash in terrific homegrown ice cream and gelato makers. Here's the scoop on where to get the sweet stuff.
L.A.'s mayor and police chief were among dozens of law enforcement officers and elected officials who visited the White House for a meeting on race and policing.
It's not easy going green for food festivals. They produce a ton of waste. But the organizer of the LA Food Fest is trying.
Speaking at his final NATO summit, Barack Obama focused on the killing of five police officers in Dallas. He also spoke of hope, change and gun control.
"The eyes of the world are on you. Every camera, every cell phone, is taking your picture. You should not have to have a camera or cell phone to make you do the right thing."
The controversial death of two black men thousands of miles away at the hands of police officers have resonated with some Los Angeles residents.
Loud noises echoing through northeast Alhambra have been baffling, bothering and bewildering residents for months — and no one seems to know where they're coming from.
Two shark sightings in as many days have put swimmers on edge in the Orange County community.
For one day only, city officials converted an existing parking lane into a pop-up bike lane and moved the parking lane into the travel lane. How'd it go over?
A small but fast-moving fire in San Bernardino burned several structures and left three people with minor injuries Saturday. The cause of the fire is being investigated as arson.