Jill Replogle Orange County Reporter

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Jill Replogle is KPCC's Orange County Reporter.

Prior to joining KPCC, Jill was managing editor for the English-language Tico Times newspaper in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she often researched and wrote stories, largely focused on immigration, the environment, politics and human rights.

Before that, she reported for the Fronteras collaborative, covering the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration and changing demographics in San Diego and Imperial counties.


Stories by Jill Replogle

Huntington Beach desalination plant clears major hurdle

Officials voted yes to grant a lease for the project, which would produce enough drinking water for about 400,000 people. But it has passionate opponents.

The future of Orange County's water is at stake

More than 15 years after it was proposed, a controversial Huntington Beach desalination plant faces a crucial regulatory hurdle. Environmental and neighborhood groups aren't happy.

Canyon Fire 2: Most evacuations lifted, though fire continues to burn

Most of the evacuations in Anaheim and the surrounding area have been lifted. Anaheim, Orange and Tustin residents were allowed to return to evacuated homes this evening, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue.

OC woman fights for life after family fights for US visa

A Garden Grove woman has renewed hope in her fight against leukemia after her sister from Vietnam was allowed into the country to attempt a stem cell transplant.

Southern California victims of the Las Vegas shooting

The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.

Ex-Santa Ana police chief sues city over 'forced' resignation

Santa Ana’s former police chief filed suit against the city claiming he was forced to resign after raising questions about possible corruption among city officials.

Santa Ana considers emergency rules for homeless camp

Santa Ana officials say trash, urine and needles around the Civic Center homeless encampment are creating a public health and safety hazard.

Teaching Vietnamese in OC classrooms means 'striking a balance'

Orange County hosts two of the nation's six dual language Vietnamese immersion programs. Producing culturally and politically appropriate teaching materials is a challenge.

Seal Beach mass murderer sentenced to life in prison for salon killings

Scott Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, was sentenced in Orange County for the 2011 killings to which he pleaded guilty three years ago.

OC sheriff begins patrolling homeless encampments

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department began patrolling homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River. Homeless residents said deputies were mostly taking names.

Anaheim declares homelessness emergency

Anaheim City Council voted Tuesday to declare a public health and safety emergency because of the hundreds of homeless people living along the Santa Ana River.

Orange County to police homeless encampments

Orange County is increasing law enforcement in and around the homeless encampments that line the Santa Ana River in an effort to cut down on crime.

Incumbents could face new restrictions on mass mailers

A bill aimed at cracking down on taxpayer-funded mailers to promote incumbents breezed through the legislature and awaits action from Gov. Brown.

OC honors farmworkers that have toiled in its soil

Orange County officials recently unveiled a memorial to agricultural workers at the the county fairgrounds entitled “Table of Dignity.”

Can eelgrass save our oysters?

Once considered a nuisance, the underwater plant is on the frontlines of the fight to prevent ocean acidification and save shellfish.