Jill Replogle

Orange County Reporter

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Orange County is changing — too fast for some; not nearly fast enough for others. As the county shifts demographically and politically, my goal is to illuminate accompanying challenges, such as homelessness, and help people understand what’s at stake.

Stories by Jill Replogle

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.

Embattled Huntington Beach desal plan enters next battle

The firm behind the proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant is seeking a seemingly minor permit. But foes see a new opportunity for derailing the project.

Voting by district gives Latino candidates a boost

In the last election, Latinos won city council seats in three of four Orange County cities that recently switched from "at large" to "by district" voting.

Santa Ana declares itself 'sanctuary city,' but what does that mean?

A complicating factor in the potential showdown between Trump's administration and so-called sanctuary cities: There's no legal definition of what a sanctuary city is.

Pact clears the air for Huntington Beach neighborhood

An Orange County waste management firm agreed to fully enclose its dump on the edge of the Oak View neighborhood after years of complaints from neighbors.

Balance of power shifts away from Disney on Anaheim City Council

A late surge in the vote count in Anaheim's District 3 city council race propelled a Latino neighborhood activist to victory over the business-friendly incumbent.

Cal Democrats' Senate 'supermajority' hangs on this OC district

California’s Democratic and Republican parties are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the ultra-tight race for state Senate District 29, which straddles Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.