Archive for category: Featured

/ October 16, 2014 2:37 pm

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, […]

/ October 15, 2014 3:58 pm

Johnny’s Race Blog: Reflecting While Training Solo

[Translate] Entry 4 – October 15, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES JR/Coachella Uninc This week I was unable to attend the weekly Por Vida training session due to a school conflict, but I made sure to train on my own so I can be ready for the Second Annual Run With Los Muertos on November 1. I went on a run with […]

/ October 9, 2014 4:19 pm

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, […]

/ September 23, 2014 3:05 am

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 […]

/ September 9, 2014 3:44 pm

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 […]

/ August 26, 2014 3:40 pm

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 […]

/ August 22, 2014 4:04 pm

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 […]

/ August 18, 2014 3:16 pm

Coachella Valley Youth Attend Sons & Brothers Camp In Northern California

[Translate] IVAN VALENZUELA/Coachella Unincorporated When Jose Alcantar was invited to attend the annual Sons & Brothers camp, he was just excited to get out of the desert for a few days — but he was taken by surprise by how much the camp had to offer. “I thought there wasn’t going to be much to do in the woods, but […]

/ August 14, 2014 3:59 pm

United Cerebral Palsy reopens Mecca location for Eastern Coachella Valley children

[Translate] IVAN VALENZUELA/Coachella Unincorporated United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire has renewed a program for children with special needs in Mecca, Calif. The program will be housed in the Mecca Boys & Girls Club, where an after-school program and summer camp will provide services for children with disabilities. “It’s been a lot of work and commitment from the organization, […]

/ August 1, 2014 4:30 pm

Old Town Artisan Studio to Host Clay Camps in Thermal and Mecca

[Translate] KARLA MARTINEZ AND AMBER AMAYA/Coachella Uninc Coachella — Eastern Coachella Valley residents can expect to see a lot more of Hearts for Art’s bright red van. The mobile art program, run by the Old Town Artisan Studio, is putting on two weeklong clay camps in Mecca and Thermal during the month of August. “We are going to teach [students] […]