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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 federal judge will hear arguments for and against halting Orange County's efforts to clear homeless encampments from the Santa Ana River.
Advocates for the homeless filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to stop Orange County from removing the roughly 500 to 1,000 people living along the Santa Ana riverbed.
Helen Huynh had waited three months for U.S. officials to allow her stem cell donor to enter the country from Vietnam.
Prosecutors announced that they wouldn't be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that LAPD officer Kevin Ferguson used excessive force.
Orange County sheriff's deputies are going tent to tent, telling people they need to move. "I didn’t know I was going to end up here, didn’t want to, either," said one man.
County officials plan to start evicting hundreds of homeless people camped along the Santa Ana River flood control channel, citing biohazards, deferred maintenance.
Savanna High School recently opted to sever its ties to its Confederate mascot, Johnny Rebel. In 2018, it will be replaced by a new "Rebel" identity.
Riverside firefighters have stopped forward progress of a wind-driven brush fire near the city's downtown that erupted around 11:15 a.m. on the perimeter of a Boy Scout camp near the Santa Ana River. It burned 50 acres.
In 1947, Latino parents in Orange County helped set off the desegregation movement when they won a federal court case. Now, schools are again deeply segregated.
As part of The Getty's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, an app lets art and history lovers tour murals painted by Chicano artist Emidgio Vásquez in Orange County.
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.