• Virgen de Guadalupe Processional Highlights Environmental Injustices in the Eastern Coachella Valley

    Virgen de Guadalupe Processional Highlights Environmental Injustices in the Eastern Coachella Valley

    [Translate] AMBER AMAYA/ Coachella Uninc. Thermal—Residents from Thermal, Mecca, Coachella and Oasis gathered Friday night at the San Jose Community Center in Thermal, Calif. for the Virgen de Guadalupe processional to bring awareness to environmental injustices in the eastern Coachella Valley. A crowd of about 60 residents marched from the community center, through the Vargas Mobile Home Park and then […]

  • Hernandez Is Sworn In As Coachella’s New Mayor

    Hernandez Is Sworn In As Coachella’s New Mayor

    [Translate] Coachella—Residents gathered in the Coachella City Council Chambers Thursday night to witness Steven Hernandez get sworn in as the city’s newest mayor. Hernandez won the mayoral race by 56 percent in November. He is stepping into a position previously held by Eduardo Garcia, Coachella’s first elected mayor — Garcia served as mayor for eight years. During the swearing-in ceremony, […]

  • Police Relations — Not Just a Black, Urban Issue

    Police Relations — Not Just a Black, Urban Issue

    [Translate] New America Media, First Person, Various Authors, Posted: Dec 04, 2014 Above: Residents of Bakersfield protested last May on the one-year anniversary of the death of David Silva. The 33 year-old father of four died while being beaten by nine Kern County sheriff’s deputies. (photo: Alfredo Camacho) Editor’s Note: When President Obama proposed his $263-million spending package to expand the use of body cameras […]

  • Obama’s Plan for Immigration Reform – What You Need to Know

    Obama’s Plan for Immigration Reform – What You Need to Know

    [Translate] New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 26, 2014 Ed. Note: On Nov. 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that he would take executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Following his announcement, New America Media hosted a national telephonic press briefing for ethnic media reporters, with speakers Marielena Hincapié of National Immigration Law Center, Marshall Fitz of […]

  • 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, […]