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
Orange County officials Wednesday night presented a plan designed to quell safety concerns over a proposed homeless shelter in Anaheim.
Orange County and city officials hope to win over angry Anaheim residents and business owners opposed to a proposed 200-bed shelter for the homeless.
Faced with a housing shortage and little open space, Santa Ana city leaders are trying to entice developers to convert old commercial buildings into apartments or condos.
About 100 college students seek inspiration from the California poppy to design a solar-powered, drought tolerant home.
The drought in Southern California has made it harder for homeless people seeking shelter in once-dense parks and free showers at beaches.
Anaheim has collected housing violation fines and filed a criminal complaint against a property owner as part of a rental inspections program launched last year.
Developers converting historic buildings in Santa Ana into apartments and condos will no longer have to include affordable housing units.
A review of 2009-11 census data concludes that more than 770,000 California seniors don't meet the federal definition of poverty, but are indeed poor.
City officials say a change to housing ordinance is needed to attract developers who could convert historic or commercial buildings into residential complexes.
Poseidon Water officials say they plan to submit a new application for a state permit to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach in a month or two.
An advisory panel suggests creating two Latino majority districts out of six. Some Latino activists suggest having just one, with larger pluralities in two others.
Orange County transportation officials are trying to figure out why bus ridership has gone down 29 percent from FY 2006 to FY 2013.
The O.C. Board of Supervisors Monday is scheduled to discuss hiring a consultant to figure out how to effectively monitor county law enforcement.
The fate of a water desalination plant remains uncertain after a panel of experts has concluded that it would be too expensive to build it using intake pipes under the sea floor.
The panel concludes that subsurface intake pipes would be too expensive. That was the approach favored by the state coastal commission.