• Flooding in Mecca causes problems for crops and children

    Flooding in Mecca causes problems for crops and children

    [Translate]   Mecca — Coachella Unincorporated was in Mecca, Calif. Monday, September 8, as the Coachella Valley was under flash flood warning due to a storm caused by Hurricane Norbert. Though the hurricane was centered over Baja California, the Eastern Coachella Valley received plenty of rain Monday morning. Flooded roads made it difficult for residents to leave the area and […]

  • 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, […]