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 email@example.com.
Stories by Erika Aguilar
The Registrar of Voters will begin recounting 48,626 ballots cast in the special election for First District supervisor. Lou Correa lost to Andrew Do by 43 votes.
Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana will soon operate legally. The rules will raise millions in revenue and other cities are watching closely.
Citing concerns about voting "irregularities," former state Sen. Lou Correa has requested a recount of his loss to Republican candidate Andrew Do by 43 votes.
OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley has confirmed receipt of a formal recount demand from an attorney for Lou Correa, who lost to Do by just 43 votes.
Asian-Americans have won a majority on the O. C. Board of Supervisors. But each leader has a different background, and their goals are seen as diverse.
Unofficial final results give Republican candidate Andrew Do the win over Democratic candidate Lou Correa in the Orange County Board of Supervisors First District.
Ballots were still being counted in the special election to fill an open seat on the O.C. Board of Supervisors. Andrew Do is ahead of Lou Correa in a race that's too close to call.
Like several California cities, Buena Park is considering moving to single-member district elections to give Latino and Asian American voters more representation.
On Tuesday, voters in diverse and densely-populated central Orange County will cast ballots to elect a new representative to the Board of Supervisors.
New stores moving into downtown Santa Ana’s historic Latino shopping district have raised questions about the city’s identity.
Valley Vista High School in Huntington Beach is installing new bullet resistant doors and automated locks to protect from active shooters.
The Long Beach Police Department plans to test body cameras after a spike in shootings in 2013. Shootings dropped in 2014 but citizen complaints were still high.
Three Vietnamese-Americans and two Latinos are vying for the Orange County Board of Supervisors seat vacated by Janet Nguyen. The election is Jan. 21.
Prosecutors said alleged gunman Paul Ciancia acted intentionally in the killing of a TSA airport screening officer and terrorized passengers and colleagues of the fallen man.
California had more police officer deaths in 2014 than any state in the U.S. After years of declining police deaths nationally, officer deaths ticked up this year.