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Orange County Reporter
Jill Replogle is KPCC's Orange County Reporter.
Jill has worked as a journalist since 2001, reporting from Central America, Mexico, California and the U.S. Southwest. Prior to joining KPCC, Jill was managing editor for the English-language newspaper The Tico Times in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Before that, she was based at KPBS in San Diego, covering the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration and changing demographics for the Fronteras Desk public media collaborative.
Stories by Jill Replogle
A recent state audit found that counties have a total of $2.5 billion in unspent funds that they could be using to address mental health and homelessness.
For months, county leaders insisted there were enough beds for 700 homeless who had been living in an encampment. Now, the officials seems to have made an about-face.
County officials agreed Saturday to consider extending motel stays for some homeless people who were evicted from an encampment along the Santa Ana river last month.
A couple and their two young children were found dead inside a van in a CVS parking lot in Garden Grove. They appear to have died of asphyxiation.
Some of the nearly 700 people moved into motels from a homeless encampment in February got letters saying they'll soon have to move. A legal hearing will be held Saturday.
Orange County officials are running up against a deadline to find alternative shelter for nearly 700 homeless people staying in motels. Can they do it?
A flurry of activity aimed at housing the chronically homeless in Orange County has advocates and local leaders optimistic about the future.
While officials work furiously to find housing for those evicted from the riverbed, nearly 5,000 people go without permanent shelter in Orange County on any given night.
As part of a legal settlement, Orange County will provide 30 days of food and temporary housing vouchers to people who had been living along the Santa Ana River.
A court deal means homeless people camped along a riverbed in Orange County have to move. Many are grateful for the motel vouchers that are promised to come with the deal.
The plan would have homeless people off the Santa Ana riverbed by the end of next week and into hotel rooms paid for by Orange County.
A new study adds to a body of research suggesting medical marijuana may help reduce opioid deaths. But experts say ending the epidemic will take much more than pot.
But OC Sheriff's deputies plan to continue to patrol the area for "criminal activity" even if they can't cite people for trespassing and camping.
Santa Ana is the latest California city, and the only one in Orange County, to consider rent control as one solution to the housing affordability crisis.
A federal judge will hear arguments for and against halting Orange County's efforts to clear homeless encampments from the Santa Ana River.