• 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 […]

  • How a Bag of Flour Taught Me About Dyslexia

    How a Bag of Flour Taught Me About Dyslexia

    [Translate] MARIA GARCIA / Coachella Unincorporated When I started looking around my house for a bag of flour, my mother asked me what I planed on baking. She then stared at me when I told her I needed the flour for a class assignment. A few days earlier, my child development teacher, Mrs. Equils, asked every student in our class […]

  • Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams

    Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams

    [Translate] New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 12, 2015 Pictured above: DACA recipient Ana Alcantara, 22, was misinformed by her tax preparer and ended up paying an unnecessary penalty. A new scam targeting immigrants has gotten the attention of Uncle Sam. Health advocates are concerned that tax preparers have been misinforming, and some even outright scamming, Deferred Action for Childhood […]

  • Diversifying Environmental Movement Key to Tackling Climate Change

    Diversifying Environmental Movement Key to Tackling Climate Change

    [Translate] By Seung Lee, New America Media Over 200 environmentalists, philanthropists, and journalists convened last week at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco at an event hosted by Green 2.0 (an initiative of The Raben Group) and New America Media to discuss an issue that’s become increasing urgent in effectively addressing climate change – the lack of diversity in the […]

  • Indigenous Leaders Call for Driving Test in Their Own Language

    Indigenous Leaders Call for Driving Test in Their Own Language

    [Translate] La Opinión, News Report, Araceli Martínez Ortega, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 28, 2015 Lea en español Leaders of the Mixtec community of Oxnard, Calif. are asking the Department of Motor Vehicles to offer the written driving test in indigenous languages so they can get licenses under California’s AB60. The law, which went into effect in January, allows Californians to apply […]

  • Agua 4 All Campaign Launches in the Eastern Coachella Valley

    Agua 4 All Campaign Launches in the Eastern Coachella Valley

    [Translate] AMBER AMAYA/ Coachella Unincorporated THERMAL, Calif. — Agua 4 All, a pilot project that aims to bring clean drinking water to rural communities across California, launched Wednesday at the San Jose Community Center in Thermal, Calif. The project will fund the installation of water bottle refilling stations, or “taps,” in schools and other locations accessible to community members in […]