Archive for category: Just Published

/ 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 […]

/ November 2, 2014 12:01 am

Johnny’s Race Blog: Proving Them Wrong

[Translate] Entry 7 – November 1, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc. Coachella — Tonight is the night. Tonight is the Dia de los Muertos 5K run. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day for several weeks. For the past several weeks, while I anticipated the run itself, I participated in a training program in order to be prepared. I am […]

/ October 31, 2014 11:51 pm

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 […]

/ October 31, 2014 4:48 am

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 […]

/ October 30, 2014 2:01 am

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. […]

/ October 30, 2014 1:00 am

Shifting From Prisons to Schools: Redemption in California

[Translate] Equal Voice News, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Posted: October 30, 2014 Traducción al español In 1999, about this time of the year, I was hanging billboard-size banners off freeway overpasses with a bunch of people I just met that morning. The spray-painted bedsheets read “No on Prop 21!” and “Stop Criminalizing Youth of Color.” We were part of California’s burgeoning youth movement […]