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

Homeless being told to leave Santa Ana River encampment

Orange County sheriff's deputies on Monday began going tent to tent along the Santa Ana River telling people the area will be closed and they need to move. No deadline was given.

Orange County to start clearing out massive homeless encampment Jan. 22

County officials plan to start evicting hundreds of homeless people camped along the Santa Ana River flood control channel, citing biohazards, deferred maintenance.

Anaheim school to rethink its 'Rebel' identity in 2018

Savanna High School recently opted to sever its ties to its Confederate mascot, Johnny Rebel. In 2018, it will be replaced by a new "Rebel" identity.

Some evacuations lifted as firefighters stop Riverside fire's progress

Riverside firefighters have stopped forward progress of a wind-driven brush fire near the city's downtown that erupted around 11:15 a.m. on the perimeter of a Boy Scout camp near the Santa Ana River. It burned 50 acres.

70 years ago, Latinos in OC helped end school segregation

In 1947, Latino parents in Orange County helped set off the desegregation movement when they won a federal court case. Now, schools are again deeply segregated.

App helps art lovers find OC muralist Emigdio Vásquez's work

As part of The Getty's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, an app lets art and history lovers tour murals painted by Chicano artist Emidgio Vásquez in Orange County.

Coastal Commission tells Laguna Beach to loosen up on Airbnb

The Coastal Commission has a mandate to preserve and expand access to the coast and it sees short-term rentals as a key, lower-cost lodging option for visitors.

New LA fees on developers earmarked for affordable housing

The LA City voted Wednesday to asses the fee. Developers say it will slow housing construction and cause the price for existing units to rise.

Skirball Fire grows to 475 acres, 5 percent containment

At least 15 structures have been damaged or destroyed since the fire began early Wednesday morning. LAFD estimates that 46,000 people are being affected.

2017 is California's worst year for wildfires on record

Severe wind events like this week's Santa Anas have been the primary factor in making this year's fires the most destructive and deadliest ever.

Thomas Fire burns 50,500 acres, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate

The Thomas Fire broke out Monday near Santa Paula has grown wildly to almost 80 square miles, burning more than 150 structures. About 38,000 people have been evacuated.

You can smoke weed in California — but it's still hard to buy it

Want to purchase a joint at your local pot store Jan. 1? Good luck. Most California cities and counties have banned cannabis businesses.

SoCal's great white sharks return to migrating behavior

The baby and juvenile white sharks that spent the past couple years along Southern California's coast have largely left the area in recent weeks.

San Clemente considers relaxing rules on short-term rentals

The city is being forced to backtrack on harsh restrictions passed in 2016 because of a lawsuit filed by short-term rental owners.

ACLU slams Anaheim for high rate of officer-involved deaths

Since 2003, more than 30 people have died as a result of force used by on-duty Anaheim police officers, according to a new report from the ACLU.