• 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 […]

  • Johnny’s Race Blog: Getting Ready For Saturday

    Johnny’s Race Blog: Getting Ready For Saturday

    [Translate] Entry 6 – October 29, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc. Saturday was the final Por Vida training session for the 2014 Dia de los Muertos 5K. Though I was unable to attend due to the ACT standardized test being held the same day, I did manage to get a final practice run in before this Saturday’s big race. […]

  • 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 […]