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

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.

In Orange County, ride-hailing could replace some bus routes

Orange County is trying out ride-hailing as a replacement for bus lines with declining ridership. San Clemente has the county's first such pilot program.

Banning Ranch development dealt a blow in court

California's high court ruled Thursday that the environmental impact report for a controversial Orange County coastal development project was inadequate.

Tiny endangered fairy shrimp discovered at Costa Mesa park

After the abundant winter rains, a biologist discovered an endangered crustacean known as the Riverside fairy shrimp in a vernal pool in Costa Mesa’s Fairview Park.

Anaheim to start inspecting residential motels

Motels in Anaheim that serve as long-term homes for low-income people will soon be subject to inspections to ensure safe, sanitary living conditions.

Fearing deportation, Orange County immigrants sign POAs

Many immigrants in Orange County are preparing for potential detention or deportation by designating others to care for their children and handle their assets.

Orange County wildflowers burst into spring

Take a prolonged drought, add some wildfires, then pour on abundant rain. That is the magic potion for a fabulous display of wildflowers in Southern California.

Watchdog cites subpar conditions for immigrants in OC jail

Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found immigration detainees held at the Theo Lacy jail in Orange were being fed spoiled meat and held in unsafe conditions.

Santa Ana tightens rules on food trucks

Santa Ana City Council voted Tuesday to tighten regulations on food trucks, potentially setting off a battle with the city’s popular mobile vendors.

Oil firms ordered to clean up operations on Banning Ranch

California's oil and gas regulator has ordered two companies to clean up leaks and debris from their operations on Orange County’s Banning Ranch.

Judge orders Orange County to respect property of homeless

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order that requires Orange County to take extra measures to protect homeless people’s belongings, including providing 24-hour notice and storing seized property no more than a mile away.

ICE to stop holding immigrants in Santa Ana Jail

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is ending its contract with Santa Ana for use of the city’s jail to detain immigrants.

Orange County, ACLU settle lawsuit over homeless encampments

A settlement reached Friday between the ACLU and Orange County opens fencing that had penned in homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River.

2 lawsuits aim to halt homeless evictions in Orange County

Two lawsuits have been filed in the last week to try and stop evictions of homeless people from encampments along the Santa Ana River in Orange County.