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

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.

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.