Jill Replogle

Orange County Reporter

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Orange County is changing — too fast for some; not nearly fast enough for others. As the county shifts demographically and politically, my goal is to illuminate accompanying challenges, such as homelessness, and help people understand what’s at stake.

Stories by Jill Replogle

Oil firms ordered to clean up operations on Banning Ranch

California's oil and gas regulator has ordered two companies to clean up leaks and debris from their operations on Orange County’s Banning Ranch.

Judge orders Orange County to respect property of homeless

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order that requires Orange County to take extra measures to protect homeless people’s belongings, including providing 24-hour notice and storing seized property no more than a mile away.

ICE to stop holding immigrants in Santa Ana Jail

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is ending its contract with Santa Ana for use of the city’s jail to detain immigrants.

Orange County, ACLU settle lawsuit over homeless encampments

A settlement reached Friday between the ACLU and Orange County opens fencing that had penned in homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River.

2 lawsuits aim to halt homeless evictions in Orange County

Two lawsuits have been filed in the last week to try and stop evictions of homeless people from encampments along the Santa Ana River in Orange County.

Jousting for curb space in suburban Orange County

As curb space in Orange County becomes scarcer, cities like Anaheim are facing high demand for residential permit parking that pits homeowners against renters.

Homeless camps removed from Santa Ana River in Orange County

Orange County Public Works began removing homeless camps along the Santa Ana River on Wednesday, saying it needs the land to store boulders and sand for flood and erosion control.

Where sex offenders can live in California

A slew of lawsuits is challenging municipal restrictions on where sex offenders can live. A 2015 California Supreme Court ruling cast doubt on the legality of such rules.

Do Californians have a right to Airbnb on the coast?

Several coastal cities have passed restrictions on the short-term rental industry. But the California Coastal Commission, which regulates coastal land, is also weighing in. Commission officials want property owners to have more freedom to rent their homes on sites like Airbnb.

Orange County women wear headscarves on World Hijab Day

The event is an annual, worldwide event started in 2013 by a New York woman as a way to encourage religious tolerance by inviting non-Muslim women to try wearing a hijab for a day.

LAX border agents asked detainees to sign away US residency, attorneys say

Attorneys for people held under President Trump's immigration ban at LAX say border agents tried to get the detainees to abandon their legal residency status.

High surf warning for Orange County through Monday

The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning for Orange and San Diego counties from Thursday afternoon through Tuesday.

Little Saigon flower festival heralds lunar new year

The Flower Festival in Orange County's Little Saigon offers flowers, trees and decorations for Vietnamese families to ring in the new lunar new year.

Orange County's rocky islands included in national monument

President Obama designated Orange County's rocky, coastal islands as part of the California Coastal National Monument, 17 years after the monument was created.

Newport Beach program takes the edge off preserving eelgrass

A program run by the City of Newport Beach takes much of the cost and burden of eelgrass mitigation off individual home and dock owners.