Archive for category: Just Published

/ December 13, 2014 2:53 am

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 […]

/ December 5, 2014 8:02 am

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, […]

/ December 4, 2014 11:29 pm

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 […]

/ December 2, 2014 11:33 pm

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 […]

/ November 26, 2014 7:46 pm

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 […]

/ November 21, 2014 6:07 pm

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 […]

/ November 20, 2014 8:59 pm

Synergy Music and Arts Festival 2014

[Translate] IVAN VALENZUELA / Coachella Uninc. Coachella—Synergy Music and Arts Festival showcased local musicians and art on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The festival was held at the Dateland Park in Coachella, Calif. The Los Viejitos Car Club was also present at the festival, showing off their brightly colored classic cars.

/ November 14, 2014 2:44 am

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, […]

/ November 11, 2014 4:48 pm

Veterans Day Should Be About More Than Discounts

[Translate]   JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc. Coachella, California—I’ve grown up in a family full of veterans. My cousin served as a tank commander for the United States National Guard, and two of my other cousins both served in the United States Army. Each of my cousins was willing to risk their life in order to protect our most basic […]

/ November 3, 2014 3:14 am

Johnny’s Race Blog: Finishing The Race

[Translate] Entry — 8 JOHNNY FLORES/ Coachella Uninc. After weeks of training, I can finally say I did it. I finished the Dia De Los Muertos 5K run in just over 36 minutes, placing 232 out of 412 runners. And in the male age group of 19 and under, I was 26th. After the first mile, I felt like giving […]