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Orange County Reporter
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to purchase a joint at your local pot store Jan. 1? Good luck. Most California cities and counties have banned cannabis businesses.
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.
The city is being forced to backtrack on harsh restrictions passed in 2016 because of a lawsuit filed by short-term rental owners.
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.
The vote for the $1.4 trillion overhaul was almost along party lines, with no Democrats voting in support of the bill and some GOP defections over provisions that would eliminate important tax deductions taken by constituents in some high tax states.
Mission Viejo is the latest Orange County city to be threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t reform its local voting system to give minorities more power.
The Anaheim Union High School District voted Monday night to rebrand Savanna High School's "Johnny Rebel" mascot, which depicts a Confederate soldier.
Savanna High School's Confederacy-inspired Rebel mascot could be scrapped by the school board after students voiced concerns about its potentially racist symbolism.
The Orange County Fire Authority is facing tough questions about its response to the Canyon Fire 2, which burned more than 14 square miles and destroyed 15 homes.
Orange County announced plans to start enforcing trespassing laws along a 10-mile stretch of the Santa Ana River trail where homeless people live.