Jill Replogle

Orange County Reporter

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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

Judge to hear arguments in OC homeless lawsuit

A federal judge will hear arguments for and against halting Orange County's efforts to clear homeless encampments from the Santa Ana River.

Homeless advocates sue to stop Orange County from clearing homeless camps

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.

Orange County woman, whose stem cell transplant was delayed by officials, dies

Helen Huynh had waited three months for U.S. officials to allow her stem cell donor to enter the country from Vietnam.

No charges for off-duty cop who fired gun in fight with teen

Prosecutors announced that they wouldn't be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that LAPD officer Kevin Ferguson used excessive force.

Homeless being told to leave Santa Ana River encampment

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.

Orange County to start clearing out massive homeless encampment Jan. 22

County officials plan to start evicting hundreds of homeless people camped along the Santa Ana River flood control channel, citing biohazards, deferred maintenance.

Anaheim school to rethink its 'Rebel' identity in 2018

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.

Some evacuations lifted as firefighters stop Riverside fire's progress

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.

70 years ago, Latinos in OC helped end school segregation

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.

App helps art lovers find OC muralist Emigdio Vásquez's work

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.

Coastal Commission tells Laguna Beach to loosen up on Airbnb

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.

New LA fees on developers earmarked for affordable housing

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.

Skirball Fire grows to 475 acres, 5 percent containment

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.

2017 is California's worst year for wildfires on record

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.

Thomas Fire burns 50,500 acres, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate

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.