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

OC's elite disaster response team helps with Hurricane Harvey

The members of Task Force 5 are like the Navy Seals of the fire service. They've responded to disasters around the country and even the world.

Skyrocketing sheriff's costs threaten OC city budgets

Orange County cities that contract with the sheriff’s department for policing services are studying ways to contain ballooning costs.

Judge throws out death sentence against OC mass killer

Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals rules that withheld evidence and improper use of a jailhouse informant violated the rights of confessed mass killer Scott Dekraai.

Seal Beach shooting victim's husband hopes judge rules out death

The fate of Scott Dekraai, the perpetrator of the 2011 Seal Beach beauty salon massacre, could become clear on Friday. Victims' family members want closure.

Orange County's wealthiest cities have biggest opioid problem

In Orange County, the highest rates of opioid-related emergency room visits and deaths are in its wealthiest cities, according to a new report.

Anaheim to consider tightening rules on lobbyists

The Anaheim City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on new rules governing how lobbyists interact with city staff and elected officials.

Should jury weigh death penalty for Seal Beach shooter?

An Orange County judge will rule whether a jury should be allowed to consider the death penalty for the man who confessed to the Seal Beach beauty salon massacre.

Closing arguments begin in Orange County mass killing trial

Scott Dekraai faces either the death penalty or life in prison for a 2011 shooting spree in Seal Beach that left eight dead and one injured. His sentencing has been delayed for years due to a jailhouse informant scandal.

Fending off rising tides on Newport's Balboa Island

Newport Beach plans to raise up the existing seawalls around Balboa Island another 9 inches to prepare for rising sea levels. It's a short-term fix.

Santa Ana rents more jail beds to US Marshals after ICE cancels contract

Santa Ana will house more inmates for the U.S. Marshals Service, helping the city rebound from its canceled contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Lawsuit seeks right to shade for homeless at OC Civic Center

Advocates for the homeless in Orange County filed a lawsuit seeking to protect the right to shade and belongings for people camped out at the Santa Ana Civic Center.

Spanish patron saint honored at weekend festival in OC

The city's tight-knit Mexican-American community is throwing a party this weekend to celebrate St. James, known in the Spanish-speaking world as Santiago.

Your guide to swell spectating at the US Open of Surfing

The U.S. Open of Surfing, one of the country’s premier surf competitions, starts this weekend in Huntington Beach. Here's what to know.

Inmate death latest black mark for OC Sheriff's Department

The death of 27-year-old Danny Pham in an Orange County jail has resulted in the suspension of five jail workers. It's the latest scandal to hit OC law enforcement.

Political newbies take on SoCal Republicans for House seats

Two dozen Democratic candidates are challenging Republican incumbents in five, contested SoCal congressional districts, and none of them have held office before.