• East Valley Residents Give Obama’s Immigration Order Mixed Reviews

    East Valley Residents Give Obama’s Immigration Order Mixed Reviews

    [Translate]   AMBER AMAYA/ Coachella Uninc. THERMAL — A crowd of 30 eastern Coachella Valley residents gathered at the San Jose Community Center last Thursday night where they watched President Obama, on Spanish-language television, make his long awaited immigration announcement. In the agricultural east valley, where the vast majority is Latino and there is a sizeable immigrant population, residents were […]

  • University of California to Raise Tuition Over the Next Five Years

    University of California to Raise Tuition Over the Next Five Years

    [Translate] JOHNNY FLORES/Coachella Uninc. California—On Thursday November 20, the University of California Board of Regents adopted a plan that would increase tuition over the next five years if the UC system received no additional funding from the state. The plan was approved by a 14-7 vote, despite student protests and opposition from California Governor Jerry Brown. The plan will increase […]

  • Young Hispanic Voters Want Proof

    Young Hispanic Voters Want Proof

    [Translate] Coachella—Young Hispanic voters are on track to double the Hispanic electorate in the next two decades. This means the number of eligible Hispanic voters could grow from 23 million to 40 million before 2030. This year, Hispanics make up 10 percent of all voters. But that percentage could quickly increase as more young Hispanics become age-eligible to vote. Every year, […]

  • Veterans Day Should Be About More Than Discounts

    Veterans Day Should Be About More Than Discounts

    [Translate]   JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc. Coachella, California—I’ve grown up in a family full of veterans. My cousin served as a tank commander for the United States National Guard, and two of my other cousins both served in the United States Army. Each of my cousins was willing to risk their life in order to protect our most basic […]

  • Johnny’s Race Blog: Finishing The Race

    Johnny’s Race Blog: Finishing The Race

    [Translate] Entry — 8 JOHNNY FLORES/ Coachella Uninc. After weeks of training, I can finally say I did it. I finished the Dia De Los Muertos 5K run in just over 36 minutes, placing 232 out of 412 runners. And in the male age group of 19 and under, I was 26th. After the first mile, I felt like giving […]

  • Q&A: Why Prop 47 Matters in the East Valley

    Q&A: Why Prop 47 Matters in the East Valley

    [Translate] Coachella, Calif. — Allex Luna, a community organizer for Inland Congregations United for Change, has worked with local youth and families for several years. A Coachella Valley native, Luna’s desire for people in the eastern Coachella Valley is to live, “dignified lives.” This is why he’s been following Proposition 47, the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative, since the […]

  • Staying Safe On Halloween: Advice From Local Moms

    Staying Safe On Halloween: Advice From Local Moms

    [Translate] NATALIA CERVANTES / Coachella Uninc.  Coachella — Today is Halloween. Pumpkins, ghosts, witches and ghouls are just a few things that come to mind when thinking of this day — And don’t forget the free candy. But how do eastern Coachella Valley families celebrate Halloween? And how do they stay safe? I interviewed local moms to ask them what […]