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

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.

Orange County winter homeless shelters to close this weekend

Orange County’s two winter emergency shelters close on April 15. That means tough choices for people who have relied on them for a roof and a meal.

Southern California prepares for a mosquito boom

As this year's rainy winter promises a bumper crop of mosquitoes, Orange County is spraying urban wetlands to kill off mosquito larvae for the first time in years.

Can't we just build homes, Orange County?

A tour of several housing developments in Orange County reveals why it's so hard to keep up with demand for new housing in the face of local opposition.

In Orange County, ride-hailing could replace some bus routes

Orange County is trying out ride-hailing as a replacement for bus lines with declining ridership. San Clemente has the county's first such pilot program.

Banning Ranch development dealt a blow in court

California's high court ruled Thursday that the environmental impact report for a controversial Orange County coastal development project was inadequate.

Tiny endangered fairy shrimp discovered at Costa Mesa park

After the abundant winter rains, a biologist discovered an endangered crustacean known as the Riverside fairy shrimp in a vernal pool in Costa Mesa’s Fairview Park.

Anaheim to start inspecting residential motels

Motels in Anaheim that serve as long-term homes for low-income people will soon be subject to inspections to ensure safe, sanitary living conditions.

Fearing deportation, Orange County immigrants sign POAs

Many immigrants in Orange County are preparing for potential detention or deportation by designating others to care for their children and handle their assets.

Orange County wildflowers burst into spring

Take a prolonged drought, add some wildfires, then pour on abundant rain. That is the magic potion for a fabulous display of wildflowers in Southern California.

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.