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

You can smoke weed in California — but it's still hard to buy it

Want to purchase a joint at your local pot store Jan. 1? Good luck. Most California cities and counties have banned cannabis businesses.

SoCal's great white sharks return to migrating behavior

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.

San Clemente considers relaxing rules on short-term rentals

The city is being forced to backtrack on harsh restrictions passed in 2016 because of a lawsuit filed by short-term rental owners.

ACLU slams Anaheim for high rate of officer-involved deaths

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.

House approves GOP tax overhaul, with Senate outlook uncertain

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 contemplates switch to by-district voting

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.

Anaheim school's Confederate mascot gets the boot

The Anaheim Union High School District voted Monday night to rebrand Savanna High School's "Johnny Rebel" mascot, which depicts a Confederate soldier.

Anaheim school considers replacing, rebranding Rebel mascot

Savanna High School's Confederacy-inspired Rebel mascot could be scrapped by the school board after students voiced concerns about its potentially racist symbolism.

Was Orange County's devastating Canyon Fire 2 preventable?

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.

OC aims curfew at homeless along Santa Ana River trail

Orange County announced plans to start enforcing trespassing laws along a 10-mile stretch of the Santa Ana River trail where homeless people live.

Tensions flare over response to Orange County fire

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.

Huntington Beach desalination plant clears major hurdle

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.

The future of Orange County's water is at stake

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.

Canyon Fire 2: Most evacuations lifted, though fire continues to burn

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.

OC woman fights for life after family fights for US visa

A Garden Grove woman has renewed hope in her fight against leukemia after her sister from Vietnam was allowed into the country to attempt a stem cell transplant.