Jill Replogle

Orange County Reporter

Contact Jill Replogle

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

Jousting for curb space in suburban Orange County

As curb space in Orange County becomes scarcer, cities like Anaheim are facing high demand for residential permit parking that pits homeowners against renters.

Homeless camps removed from Santa Ana River in Orange County

Orange County Public Works began removing homeless camps along the Santa Ana River on Wednesday, saying it needs the land to store boulders and sand for flood and erosion control.

Where sex offenders can live in California

A slew of lawsuits is challenging municipal restrictions on where sex offenders can live. A 2015 California Supreme Court ruling cast doubt on the legality of such rules.

Do Californians have a right to Airbnb on the coast?

Several coastal cities have passed restrictions on the short-term rental industry. But the California Coastal Commission, which regulates coastal land, is also weighing in. Commission officials want property owners to have more freedom to rent their homes on sites like Airbnb.

Orange County women wear headscarves on World Hijab Day

The event is an annual, worldwide event started in 2013 by a New York woman as a way to encourage religious tolerance by inviting non-Muslim women to try wearing a hijab for a day.

LAX border agents asked detainees to sign away US residency, attorneys say

Attorneys for people held under President Trump's immigration ban at LAX say border agents tried to get the detainees to abandon their legal residency status.

High surf warning for Orange County through Monday

The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning for Orange and San Diego counties from Thursday afternoon through Tuesday.

Little Saigon flower festival heralds lunar new year

The Flower Festival in Orange County's Little Saigon offers flowers, trees and decorations for Vietnamese families to ring in the new lunar new year.

Orange County's rocky islands included in national monument

President Obama designated Orange County's rocky, coastal islands as part of the California Coastal National Monument, 17 years after the monument was created.

Newport Beach program takes the edge off preserving eelgrass

A program run by the City of Newport Beach takes much of the cost and burden of eelgrass mitigation off individual home and dock owners.

California's high court to hear oral arguments in Banning Ranch case

The California supreme court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a dispute over Newport Beach's Banning Ranch parcel, one of the last remaining stretches of unprotected open space along the Southern California coast.

Santa Ana City Council moves to oust city manager

Santa Ana’s city government is ending the year in turmoil after the city council voted in a special meeting Wednesday to put City Manager David Cavazos on leave.

Orange County home prices rise while wages stagnate

Thought the price of homes in Orange County were already unaffordable? This year they got even more unaffordable. Prices are rising while wages stagnate.

No judges, no boundaries in this surf competition

The Trace Up - Stack Up surf competition judges competitors across the world via data collected through trackers on their boards.

Anaheim’s new city council steps out of Disney's shadow

Anaheim’s new city council signaled its intention to make a sharp break with its Disney-friendly past during its first, full-agenda meeting on Tuesday.