Jill Replogle

Reporter, College Pathways

Contact Jill Replogle

I cover pathways to higher education and the obstacles students face along the way.

Previously I was an editor in the KPCC/LAist newsroom, and before that, the Orange County reporter. In the past, I covered immigration, demographic changes and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the Fronteras Desk public media collaborative. I spent nearly two years managing Costa Rica’s most prestigious English-language newspaper, The Tico Times, and eight years reporting from Central America.

Somewhere in there, I got my master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.

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Stories by Jill Replogle

Orange County to start clearing out massive homeless encampment Jan. 22

County officials plan to start evicting hundreds of homeless people camped along the Santa Ana River flood control channel, citing biohazards, deferred maintenance.

Anaheim school to rethink its 'Rebel' identity in 2018

Savanna High School recently opted to sever its ties to its Confederate mascot, Johnny Rebel. In 2018, it will be replaced by a new "Rebel" identity.

Some evacuations lifted as firefighters stop Riverside fire's progress

Riverside firefighters have stopped forward progress of a wind-driven brush fire near the city's downtown that erupted around 11:15 a.m. on the perimeter of a Boy Scout camp near the Santa Ana River. It burned 50 acres.

70 years ago, Latinos in OC helped end school segregation

In 1947, Latino parents in Orange County helped set off the desegregation movement when they won a federal court case. Now, schools are again deeply segregated.

App helps art lovers find OC muralist Emigdio Vásquez's work

As part of The Getty's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, an app lets art and history lovers tour murals painted by Chicano artist Emidgio Vásquez in Orange County.

Coastal Commission tells Laguna Beach to loosen up on Airbnb

The Coastal Commission has a mandate to preserve and expand access to the coast and it sees short-term rentals as a key, lower-cost lodging option for visitors.

New LA fees on developers earmarked for affordable housing

The LA City voted Wednesday to asses the fee. Developers say it will slow housing construction and cause the price for existing units to rise.

Skirball Fire grows to 475 acres, 5 percent containment

At least 15 structures have been damaged or destroyed since the fire began early Wednesday morning. LAFD estimates that 46,000 people are being affected.

2017 is California's worst year for wildfires on record

Severe wind events like this week's Santa Anas have been the primary factor in making this year's fires the most destructive and deadliest ever.

Thomas Fire burns 50,500 acres, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate

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.

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.