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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
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.
Want to purchase a joint at your local pot store Jan. 1? Good luck. Most California cities and counties have banned cannabis businesses.
The baby and juvenile white sharks that spent the past couple years along Southern California's coast have largely left the area in recent weeks.
The city is being forced to backtrack on harsh restrictions passed in 2016 because of a lawsuit filed by short-term rental owners.
Since 2003, more than 30 people have died as a result of force used by on-duty Anaheim police officers, according to a new report from the ACLU.
The vote for the $1.4 trillion overhaul was almost along party lines, with no Democrats voting in support of the bill and some GOP defections over provisions that would eliminate important tax deductions taken by constituents in some high tax states.
Mission Viejo is the latest Orange County city to be threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t reform its local voting system to give minorities more power.
The Anaheim Union High School District voted Monday night to rebrand Savanna High School's "Johnny Rebel" mascot, which depicts a Confederate soldier.
Savanna High School's Confederacy-inspired Rebel mascot could be scrapped by the school board after students voiced concerns about its potentially racist symbolism.
The Orange County Fire Authority is facing tough questions about its response to the Canyon Fire 2, which burned more than 14 square miles and destroyed 15 homes.
Orange County announced plans to start enforcing trespassing laws along a 10-mile stretch of the Santa Ana River trail where homeless people live.
Allegations are flying that the emergency response to the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County could have been better. Behind them is an ongoing feud over helicopters.
Officials voted yes to grant a lease for the project, which would produce enough drinking water for about 400,000 people. But it has passionate opponents.
More than 15 years after it was proposed, a controversial Huntington Beach desalination plant faces a crucial regulatory hurdle. Environmental and neighborhood groups aren't happy.
Most of the evacuations in Anaheim and the surrounding area have been lifted. Anaheim, Orange and Tustin residents were allowed to return to evacuated homes this evening, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue.