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

OC sheriff acknowledges informant use in county jails

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens conceded in testimony that jail deputies used confidential informants to elicit incriminating statements from defendants.

OC sheriff to testify in jailhouse snitch scandal

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will testify Wednesday in a hearing aimed at determining who knew how much about the improper use of jailhouse informants.

Deadly year for drownings on Kern River

With the Kern River now swollen with rushing snow melt, river rescuers worry that this will be a busy, and deadly 4th of July weekend.

Spending mounts in recall fight over Dem state senator

About a month and a half into the campaign to recall state Senator Josh Newman, supporters and opponents have collectively raised about $1.5 million for the effort.

OC supervisors reject cost-saving, easy-voting centers

Without explaining their reasoning, five Republican supervisors vote against measure that would make it easier for the county’s 1.2 million voters to cast a ballot.

Grand jury: No jailhouse snitch program in Orange County

An grand jury found no widespread misuse of jailhouse informants to convict suspects in Orange County, despite court documents suggesting otherwise.

Homeless advocates decry lack of funds for housing in OC budget

Advocates for the homeless plan to protest at the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting over the lack of funding for housing in the county's proposed budget.

OC lifeguards prepare for new, sharky reality

As an unusually large number of sharks continue to be spotted near Orange County and L.A. shores, lifeguard agencies are preparing for a new reality.

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.