Erika Aguilar Orange County Reporter
Erika Aguilar covers Orange County for KPCC. Prior to that she was the station's crime, courts and public safety reporter.
Erika joined KPCC in 2012 after four years reporting on environmental issues for public radio station KUT in Austin, Texas, where she earned recognition for her work covering the 2009 shootings at the Fort Hood Army post in Killeen, the 2011 Texas wildfires and the state’s ongoing drought. Some of her reporting has been featured on NPR and American Public Media’s "Marketplace."
Before joining KUT, Aguilar worked in TV news as an assignment editor and assistant producer for the CBS affiliate in Austin. She’s a journalism and history graduate of Texas State University.
Any tips or story ideas can be sent to Erika by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories by Erika Aguilar
Officials see the centers as a way to provide care for people who need short-term mental health treatment to reduce demand on limited psychiatric resources at local hospitals.
A restoration project in 2006 revived Orange County's wetlands preserve, turning into a favorite nesting ground for migratory birds and a habitat for sea life. But the state fund set aside to keep the preserve thriving is running low on cash.
A federal appeals court ordered the civil lawsuit against an Anaheim police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man to be retried because of improper evidence.
Airbnb drops lawsuit after Anaheim promises not to fine it for listing short-term rental proprieties. The city plans to target property owners instead.
For years, Orange County transportation officials struggled to find bike projects to fund. Now they have too many.
Southern California public libraries have become daytime shelters for the homeless. In Santa Ana, the staff is rearranging furniture in order to keep a closer eye on them.
Redlands resident Tiffany Angelo came home to her father's Ohio apartment to find him dead from gunshot wounds to his chest. He was fighting stage four bladder cancer. Physician assisted suicide wasn't an option in 2010.
Santa Ana police say Richard Gene Swihart, 32, became angry when police stopped him in the Civic Center area. He's in critical but stable condition after being shot.
A man is in critical condition following surgery after he was shot by Santa Ana officers working the beat around Orange County's Civic Center.
The Anaheim City Council voted Wednesday to not allow any new short-term rentals in residential areas and phase out existing ones within 18 months.
Anaheim city officials are considering stricter regulations on short-term rentals that could bar new ones from residential neighborhoods and raise fees and fines.
With no place to store fresh foods, some homeless in Orange County want officials to allow them to use food stamps to eat things like meat, cheese, and vegetables at restaurants.
Looking ahead to November, U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez billed herself as the more moderate choice for the U.S. Senate seat and said she'd appeal to conservatives.
Vocal opponents of Donald Trump protested Wednesday outside the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's campaign rally in Anaheim.
Amin David, one of Orange County's most influential civil rights activists, died Saturday at the age of 83 from lymphoma, his family said.