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

Orange County to aid homeless on Santa Ana River

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is funding a pilot project aimed at getting homeless people off the Santa Ana River and eventually into permanent housing.

Bill would increase affordable lodging on California coast

A bill that aims to increase lower-cost accommodations like cabins and campgrounds along California's coast is working its way through the legislature.

Could tent camps alleviate homelessness in Orange County?

Experts say getting homeless people into housing as quickly as possible is the best solution. But what happens when "rapid rehousing" isn’t rapid enough?

San Juan Capistrano’s swallows may be back

Though the San Juan Capistrano mission is famous for its cliff swallows, the birds have largely been absent for nearly 30 years. Now they may be coming back.

OC GOP congressman is pot industry's great federal hope

Dana Rohrabacher has made headlines lately for alleged ties to Russia but in California, he's a hero to the growing marijuana industry.

Santa Ana moves to create deportation defense fund

The Orange County city of Santa Ana plans to follow Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in setting up a legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation.

Homelessness up 7 percent in Orange County, latest count shows

Homelessness in Orange County went up more than 50 percent since 2013, according to this year's Point-In-Time homeless count.

CA GOP looks to break Democratic 'supermajority'

Conservatives upset about the recent passage of new gas taxes and vehicle fees have launched an effort to recall state Sen. Josh Newman.

Year-round homeless shelter opens in Anaheim

Orange County opened its first year-round shelter and service center for homeless people in Anaheim, part of a push to come to grips with the homeless crisis.

CA Supreme Court case weighs seawalls, climate change

The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a case that could affect how much the Coastal Commission can prepare for sea level rise.

Huntington Beach program tries organic pesticides

The coastal city becomes the third in Orange County—after Irvine and San Juan Capistrano—to stop using synthetic pesticides on city-owned land.

Toxic bloom ravages sea lions in Southern California

A toxic algae bloom off Southern California continues to ravage the local sea lion population, especially pregnant females.

Judge searches for solutions in Orange County homeless camp

A federal judge has taken the unusual step of touring Orange County's biggest homeless encampment to look for solutions to a growing problem.

Sober living homes in Costa Mesa to face new requirements

Costa Mesa City Council voted this week to tighten controversial regulations on group homes for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.

Costa Mesa approves $50,000 fees for medical marijuana firms

Want to make or test medical marijuana products in Costa Mesa? It'll cost you around $50,000 to operate in the city's new medical cannabis manufacturing district.