• Johnny’s Race Blog: Not Giving Up

    Johnny’s Race Blog: Not Giving Up

    [Translate] Entry 5 — October 22, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc. Saturday was the second to last session of the Por Vida 5K training program. The training was broken down into nine minute running intervals, with a minute in between the intervals to rest. The training was held at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, Calif. Last […]

  • Rethinking Our Drinks: Moving Forward With Moderation

    Rethinking Our Drinks: Moving Forward With Moderation

    [Translate] Post 7 October 15, 2014 STAFF / Coachella Uninc. Johnny Flores / Student Reporter Today was the final day of no sugary beverages. While I certainly am excited to dive back into the world of sugary drinks, I hope to do so in moderation. If anything, this week has taught me that you don’t need sugary beverages to function, […]

  • Youth Present ECV Projects at American Planning Association Conference

    Youth Present ECV Projects at American Planning Association Conference

    [Translate] AMBER AMAYA/ Coachella Uninc. Updated October 13, 2014 9:30 a.m. Coachella — A smile grows on Jacqueline Aguilar’s face when she talks about local art and her community.  Aguilar, a senior at Coachella Valley High School, is passionate about art and the Eastern Coachella Valley, and she’s eager to share her insight with anyone willing to listen. Last month, […]

  • Youth Lead the Way in Voter Registration

    Youth Lead the Way in Voter Registration

    [Translate] KARLA MARTINEZ/ Coachella Uninc. COACHELLA, Calif. — College juniors Neftali Galarza and Nayeli Figueroa spent their summer vacation trekking large swaths of farmland, hoping to speak with eastern Coachella Valley residents in their homes. When the two college students finally reached a resident, many of whom are spread out across the valley in trailer parks, apartment complexes and small […]

  • 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 […]