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

Ex-Santa Ana police chief sues city over 'forced' resignation

Santa Ana’s former police chief filed suit against the city claiming he was forced to resign after raising questions about possible corruption among city officials.

Santa Ana considers emergency rules for homeless camp

Santa Ana officials say trash, urine and needles around the Civic Center homeless encampment are creating a public health and safety hazard.

Teaching Vietnamese in OC classrooms means 'striking a balance'

Orange County hosts two of the nation's six dual language Vietnamese immersion programs. Producing culturally and politically appropriate teaching materials is a challenge.

Seal Beach mass murderer sentenced to life in prison for salon killings

Scott Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, was sentenced in Orange County for the 2011 killings to which he pleaded guilty three years ago.

OC sheriff begins patrolling homeless encampments

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department began patrolling homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River. Homeless residents said deputies were mostly taking names.

Anaheim declares homelessness emergency

Anaheim City Council voted Tuesday to declare a public health and safety emergency because of the hundreds of homeless people living along the Santa Ana River.

Orange County to police homeless encampments

Orange County is increasing law enforcement in and around the homeless encampments that line the Santa Ana River in an effort to cut down on crime.

Incumbents could face new restrictions on mass mailers

A bill aimed at cracking down on taxpayer-funded mailers to promote incumbents breezed through the legislature and awaits action from Gov. Brown.

OC honors farmworkers that have toiled in its soil

Orange County officials recently unveiled a memorial to agricultural workers at the the county fairgrounds entitled “Table of Dignity.”

Can eelgrass save our oysters?

Once considered a nuisance, the underwater plant is on the frontlines of the fight to prevent ocean acidification and save shellfish.

No portable toilets for OC homeless camp

Anaheim's city council decided not to grant advocates for the homeless a license to put three portable toilets on city-owned land near Angel Stadium.

OC's elite disaster response team helps with Hurricane Harvey

The members of Task Force 5 are like the Navy Seals of the fire service. They've responded to disasters around the country and even the world.

Skyrocketing sheriff's costs threaten OC city budgets

Orange County cities that contract with the sheriff’s department for policing services are studying ways to contain ballooning costs.

Judge throws out death sentence against OC mass killer

Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals rules that withheld evidence and improper use of a jailhouse informant violated the rights of confessed mass killer Scott Dekraai.

Seal Beach shooting victim's husband hopes judge rules out death

The fate of Scott Dekraai, the perpetrator of the 2011 Seal Beach beauty salon massacre, could become clear on Friday. Victims' family members want closure.