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/ October 2, 2015 7:08 pm

#WordsMatter — No Human Being is ‘Illegal’

[Translate] Karla Martinez / Coachella Unincorporated As a child, I thought anyone born on this earth was part of the United States. I did not know what being “legal” or “illegal” meant. When I heard the word “illegal,” I automatically thought about drugs or murder. So when I began to hear people being called “illegal,” I wondered whether it meant […]

/ April 17, 2015 6:52 pm

Napolitano to Gov. Brown — ‘What Went Down Must Come Up’

[Translate] New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 16, 2015 Ed. Note: UC President Janet Napolitano is locked is a battle with California Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature over restoring funding to the University cut during the recession. In an interview with NAM Editor Peter Schurmann, Napolitano says the stakes are much higher than a budget tussle. They go to […]

/ March 28, 2015 11:22 am

Lideres Campesinas: Fighting for Farmworker Women

[Translate] AMBER AMAYA / Coachella Unincorporated  Editor’s Note: For the past 27 years, Lideres Campesinas, a nonprofit organization based in Oxnard, Calif., has played a key role in advocating for the rights of farmworker women. The grassroots organization, formed in 1988 by a group of female farmworkers in the eastern Coachella Valley, works to educate women about their rights and […]

/ 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, […]

/ September 24, 2014 4:53 pm

Johnny’s Race Blog: Running for My Uncle

[Translate]   Entry 1 – September 23, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES/Coachella Uninc I was ecstatic when I was presented with the opportunity to run a 5K and write about my experiences for Coachella Unincorporated. Shortly after, however, I realized how much work and dedication that would entail. After some serious contemplation, I decided to sign up for the Second Annual Run […]

/ September 19, 2014 1:20 am

September 23 — An Earth Day for Voters

[Translate] New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet Traduccion en español In a world where every day is a holiday – there’s National Doughnut Day, Pi Day (honoring the number 3.14 and celebrated by eating pie), and Talk Like a Pirate Day (that one is international) – a group of organizations came together and decided that surely one of these days […]

/ 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 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, […]

/ December 16, 2013 5:38 pm

2013 Star: Líderes Campesinas

[Translate]     Líderes Campesinas: Empowering Female Farm Workers   Why Lideres Campesinas Shone Brightly in 2013 Líderes Campesinas made big news in October when, led by executive director Suguet Lopez, they won the top prize in Regional Access Project Foundation’s Fast Pitch Competition. The nonprofit will apply the $25,000 award toward their campaign of developing women leaders and bringing […]