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.
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Stories by Erika Aguilar
Plastic shopping bags could return to stores in Huntington Beach after the city council Monday voted to move forward with repealing its own plastic bag ban.
Several California cities have said no to plastic bags at major retail and grocery stores, including Huntington Beach. But now it's reconsidering.
The threat of district-based elections is shaping how Anaheim debates taxes, which has larger implications for how it will tax Disney and other major players in town.
Plans for a permanent, year-round emergency shelter for homeless people in Orange County cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when Anaheim and Fullerton city officials gave their blessing.
A new emergency shelter for homeless families opens Tuesday in Anaheim, aiming to reduce the amount of time families spend in crisis, by making it easier to find shelter.
A state appeals court took a step closer this week to opening a sealed court filing at the center of debate over the Kendrec McDade shooting.
A centralized automated complaint system to report noisy helicopters in Los Angeles County went online Tuesday as part of long-term plan to reduce chopper noise in the region.
Ridesharing companies Uber and Wingz are now permitted to pick up passengers at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
A court document states two Pasadena officers involved in the fatal police shooting of Kendrec McDade were not disciplined, despite making tactical errors during the incident.
While Orange County zeroes in on a year-round homeless shelter site, homeless advocates also want the county to find a suitable administrator for it.
Attorneys for the mother of an unarmed teenager killed by Pasadena police want a judge to lift a seal on a city report that evaluates the fatal shooting.
An industrial warehouse in Anaheim is the newest location the Orange County Board of Supervisors is considering for a new year-round homeless shelter.
The "pedestrian advocate" asks why there are chain-link fences severing the Arroyo Seco from the parks, soccer fields and tennis courts that run alongside it.
Orange County officials try again to find a place to build a year-round, permanent emergency homeless shelter for 200 to 400 people.
Fullerton gets sued under the state's voting rights act for allegedly denying Asian Americans a seat at the political table because of the city's at-large election system.