Jill Replogle

Orange County Reporter

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Jill Replogle is KPCC's Orange County Reporter.

Prior to joining KPCC, Jill was managing editor for the English-language Tico Times newspaper in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she often researched and wrote stories, largely focused on immigration, the environment, politics and human rights.

Before that, she reported for the Fronteras collaborative, covering the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration and changing demographics in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Stories by Jill Replogle

San Juan Capistrano’s swallows may be back

Though the San Juan Capistrano mission is famous for its cliff swallows, the birds have largely been absent for nearly 30 years. Now they may be coming back.

OC GOP congressman is pot industry's great federal hope

Dana Rohrabacher has made headlines lately for alleged ties to Russia but in California, he's a hero to the growing marijuana industry.

Santa Ana moves to create deportation defense fund

The Orange County city of Santa Ana plans to follow Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in setting up a legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation.

Homelessness up 7 percent in Orange County, latest count shows

Homelessness in Orange County went up more than 50 percent since 2013, according to this year's Point-In-Time homeless count.

CA GOP looks to break Democratic 'supermajority'

Conservatives upset about the recent passage of new gas taxes and vehicle fees have launched an effort to recall state Sen. Josh Newman.

Year-round homeless shelter opens in Anaheim

Orange County opened its first year-round shelter and service center for homeless people in Anaheim, part of a push to come to grips with the homeless crisis.

CA Supreme Court case weighs seawalls, climate change

The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a case that could affect how much the Coastal Commission can prepare for sea level rise.

Huntington Beach program tries organic pesticides

The coastal city becomes the third in Orange County—after Irvine and San Juan Capistrano—to stop using synthetic pesticides on city-owned land.

Toxic bloom ravages sea lions in Southern California

A toxic algae bloom off Southern California continues to ravage the local sea lion population, especially pregnant females.

Judge searches for solutions in Orange County homeless camp

A federal judge has taken the unusual step of touring Orange County's biggest homeless encampment to look for solutions to a growing problem.

Sober living homes in Costa Mesa to face new requirements

Costa Mesa City Council voted this week to tighten controversial regulations on group homes for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.

Costa Mesa approves $50,000 fees for medical marijuana firms

Want to make or test medical marijuana products in Costa Mesa? It'll cost you around $50,000 to operate in the city's new medical cannabis manufacturing district.

Orange County winter homeless shelters to close this weekend

Orange County’s two winter emergency shelters close on April 15. That means tough choices for people who have relied on them for a roof and a meal.

Southern California prepares for a mosquito boom

As this year's rainy winter promises a bumper crop of mosquitoes, Orange County is spraying urban wetlands to kill off mosquito larvae for the first time in years.

Can't we just build homes, Orange County?

A tour of several housing developments in Orange County reveals why it's so hard to keep up with demand for new housing in the face of local opposition.