• Governor Brown Orders Mandatory Water Reductions

    Governor Brown Orders Mandatory Water Reductions

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  • Local Youth Share Their Concerns About CV Link Access Point

    Local Youth Share Their Concerns About CV Link Access Point

    [Translate] Editor’s Note: The following video was produced in partnership with the Land Use Planning Awareness team, a community capacity building project designed to empower communities across the eastern Coachella Valley. Students from the LUPA project produced the video in preparation for a CVLink public workshop on March 19, 2015. CVLink is a proposed 50-mile active transportation trail that would stretch from […]

  • City of Coachella Asks for Community’s Help in Preventing Gun and Gang Related Violence

    City of Coachella Asks for Community’s Help in Preventing Gun and Gang Related Violence

    [Translate] KARLA MARTINEZ / Coachella Unincorporated On Friday, April 3, The City of Coachella held a press conference at city hall to ask the public for help in preventing violence in the community. “Today on Good Friday, we have organized, not individually, but as a community to stand here to send a message that the City of Coachella stands united […]

  • Remembering Cesar Chavez and Raising the Next Generation of Organizers

    Remembering Cesar Chavez and Raising the Next Generation of Organizers

    [Translate] AMBER AMAYA and CHRISTIAN MENDEZ / Coachella Unincorporated Pins from a United Farm Workers of America Convention were scattered across a long table covered in a bright red banner. The bold image of a black eagle was stitched to the front of the banner, and a small signature next to the eagle read, “Cesar Chavez, ’77.” “Viva Cesar Chavez!” […]

  • Lideres Campesinas: Fighting for Farmworker Women

    Lideres Campesinas: Fighting for Farmworker Women

    [Translate] AMBER AMAYA / Coachella Unincorporated  Editor’s Note: For the past 27 years, Lideres Campesinas, a nonprofit organization based in Oxnard, Calif., has played a key role in advocating for the rights of farmworker women. The grassroots organization, formed in 1988 by a group of female farmworkers in the eastern Coachella Valley, works to educate women about their rights and […]

  • Pueblo Unido CDC Joins the United Nations’ World Water Day

    Pueblo Unido CDC Joins the United Nations’ World Water Day

    [Translate] Editor’s Note: In 1993, the United Nations designated March 22 as “World Day for Water,” a day to raise awareness about the need for clean drinking water and sustainable water development around the world. Access to clean drinking water and sustainable development are both important issues for families living in rural and unincorporated areas of the eastern Coachella Valley. Pueblo […]

  • Raising the Smoking Age: East Valley Youth Respond

    Raising the Smoking Age: East Valley Youth Respond

    [Translate] By: COACHELLA UNINCORPORATED Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, California Senator Ed Hernandez introduced the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act (Senate Bill 151), a bill that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21. “Tobacco companies know that people are more likely to become addicted to smoking if they start at […]