Jill Replogle

Reporter, College Pathways

Contact Jill Replogle

I cover pathways to higher education and the obstacles students face along the way.

Previously I was an editor in the KPCC/LAist newsroom, and before that, the Orange County reporter. In the past, I covered immigration, demographic changes and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the Fronteras Desk public media collaborative. I spent nearly two years managing Costa Rica’s most prestigious English-language newspaper, The Tico Times, and eight years reporting from Central America.

Somewhere in there, I got my master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.

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Stories by Jill Replogle

Could cannabis help keep seniors in pain off opioids?

The Laguna Woods Medical Cannabis Collective has more than 800 members on the books, a sign that seniors are open to using pot for chronic pain and other issues. The community has had a high rate of opioid overdose deaths.

Is the crackdown on opioids failing patients?

Many chronic pain patients are middle-aged and older adults, who are among the highest users of prescription opioids. Some have been stranded by well-intentioned policies designed to curb abuse.

Orange County still awaiting new homeless shelter sites

Despite a series of failed attempts to set up new homeless shelters in Orange County, local leaders and advocates for the homeless say there's no turning back.

In Orange County DA's race, candidates' debate is elusive

OCDA Tony Rackauckas was a no-show for what could have been the first, real candidates' debate in the hotly contested race. He said he was working on the Golden State killer case.

ACLU sues Los Alamitos over anti-sanctuary ordinance

The tiny Orange County city has become the epicenter of the three-way fight over immigration among local, state and federal officials.

Los Alamitos upholds ordinance blocking state sanctuary law

The tiny OC city is leading the local movement against the California Values Act, which limits law enforcement cooperation with immigration officials.

Homeless encampment cleared from Orange County Civic Center

Under a federal judge's orders, most of the roughly 180 homeless people living in the civic center have moved to shelters, sober living homes or other housing.

ACLU sues OC Sheriff, DA over jailhouse snitch scandal

The improper use of jailhouse informants allowed confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai to escape the death penalty. The ACLU now wants a judge to force OC law enforcement to notify any individuals whose criminal defense cases might also be affected.

As Orange County scrambles to address homeless crisis, here's what you need to know

After county leaders proposed, and then backtracked on, sites for new homeless shelters, a federal judge is pressuring Orange County cities to craft alternatives.

Half of homeless removed from OC encampment now have shelter

Some 330 homeless people removed from the Santa Ana River encampment have been placed in emergency shelters or temporary, supportive housing, a county memo reports.

OC cities threaten lawsuits to keep homeless shelters out

County officials want to put up temporary homeless shelters in three OC cities to settle a federal lawsuit. City officials say they'll sue.

Is Orange County leaving mental health dollars on the table?

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.

Orange County leaders move to open new homeless shelters

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.

Some OC homeless could get extended motel stays

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.

Homeless family of 4 found dead in van in Garden Grove

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.