• Connecting Without the Internet: My three weeks in Mexico

    Connecting Without the Internet: My three weeks in Mexico

    [Translate] MARIA GARCIA/Coachella Unincorporated The life of a teenager revolves around the Internet. So imagine how I felt when I went on a family trip for three weeks to a place without Internet — a small town in Michoacan, Mexico. At first, I didn’t think much of it. I only thought it would be a short trip, and I would […]

  • Regional Access Project Foundation brings infused waters to Mecca

    Regional Access Project Foundation brings infused waters to Mecca

    [Translate]   IVAN VALENZUELA and AMBER AMAYA/Coachella Uninc Mecca — As part of their Rethink Your Drink initiative, the Regional Access Project Foundation created infused waters for Mecca residents at a Movies In The Park event on Thursday, July 31. Community members interviewed by Coachella Unincorporated said they liked the taste of the infused waters, and said they would try […]

  • Coachella Valley Youth Attend Sons & Brothers Camp In Northern California

    Coachella Valley Youth Attend Sons & Brothers Camp In Northern California

    [Translate] IVAN VALENZUELA/Coachella Unincorporated When Jose Alcantar was invited to attend the annual Sons & Brothers camp, he was just excited to get out of the desert for a few days — but he was taken by surprise by how much the camp had to offer. “I thought there wasn’t going to be much to do in the woods, but […]

  • United Cerebral Palsy reopens Mecca location for Eastern Coachella Valley children

    United Cerebral Palsy reopens Mecca location for Eastern Coachella Valley children

    [Translate] IVAN VALENZUELA/Coachella Unincorporated United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire has renewed a program for children with special needs in Mecca, Calif. The program will be housed in the Mecca Boys & Girls Club, where an after-school program and summer camp will provide services for children with disabilities. “It’s been a lot of work and commitment from the organization, […]

  • Coachella residents support fines to prevent graffiti

    Coachella residents support fines to prevent graffiti

    [Translate]   JOHNNY FLORES AND AMBER AMAYA/Coachella Uninc Coachella — Adults and youth interviewed by Coachella Unincorporated support the city’s recent decision to fine parents of minors who are accused of vandalizing public and private property. “I think Coachella fining parents will result in a positive way for my community because vandalism and graffiti is ugly and unnecessary,” Isaac Arreola, […]

  • Homeless seek shelter from scorching summer heat

    Homeless seek shelter from scorching summer heat

    [Translate]   IVAN VALENZUELA/Coachella Uninc Mecca ­— Eastern Coachella Valley residents are used to the intense summer heat, and tourists are often warned to stay hydrated. But for homeless and low-income families in the valley, the high temperatures can prove to be especially dangerous. Martha’s Village & Kitchen in Indio tries to provide a safe place for its clients to […]