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/ 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 […]

/ June 21, 2013 12:38 am

Sealing Youth Offender Records Brings Chance at a New Life

[Translate]   Ed. Note: In June, youth advocates testified before a hearing of the Senate Public Safety Committee in Sacramento in support of AB 1006, which would require court and probation officers to inform youth offenders of how to seal their records upun turning 18. The bill is currently awaiting approval by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The author, David Cunningham, […]

/ September 5, 2012 5:20 pm

Youth Reporters: A Great Night for Women at DNC

[Translate]     By Aurora Saldivar, Coachella Unincorporated, and Dasire’e Norman, VoiceWaves   CHARLOTTE, NC — First Lady Michelle Obama tugged on American heartstrings Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.  Taking a slightly different approach from her speech last campaign, she harnessed her maternal power in a passionate appeal that connected with families across the nation. Her eyes shone […]

/ March 27, 2012 7:38 pm

Former Nurse Finds New Way to Serve Community

[Translate]   VIDEO: Lilia Rebollar By Rogelio Montaño, Coachella Unincorporated   When Lilia Rebollar came to the United States from Mexico, the only work the former nurse could find was in the agricultural fields of the Eastern Coachella Valley. She spent the next several years as a field laborer and focusing on her duties as a wife and mother of […]

/ February 27, 2012 2:35 pm

Single Mom Takes Steps Toward Self-Sufficiency

[Translate]   By Aurora Saldivar Coachella Unincorporated   Coachella, Calif. – Barbara Sandoval, a single mother of two girls, often rises at the crack of dawn in order to make her 5 a.m. shift at the local McDonalds. Finding childcare is not simple for Sandoval, who works 30 hours each week for minimum wage. An inconvenient work schedule that is […]

/ February 14, 2012 2:18 pm

Vandalized, Abandoned Homes a Common Sight

[Translate]   By Rogelio Montaño Coachella Unincorporated   Graffiti. You see it everywhere. Though it at times can be used as a creative outlet for expression, it is mostly considered outright vandalism — especially if sprayed on abandoned or homes that are for sale. At least one, if not more, abandoned and vandalized homes can be found in any neighborhood […]

/ November 23, 2011 12:51 am

Thankful for Bus Transportation in East Valley

[Translate] Thankful for Bus Transportation in East Valley By Santos Reyes Coachella Unincorporated Here in the Coachella Valley we are all struggling as a community. One of the problems I hear about a lot in the valley has to do with transportation. The fact that residents can’t afford a car doesn’t stop them from getting where they need to go. […]

/ October 14, 2011 7:14 pm

For East Valley Youth, Sugary Drinks Easier to Come By Than Water

[Translate] By Maricruz Cabrera Coachella Unincorporated Monday morning, I grab an 8-ounce carton of chocolate milk, not knowing I am ingesting about 23 grams of sugar. During lunch, that same day, my urge for a cold drink prompts me to buy a Powerade, inadvertently consuming an extra 34 grams of sugar. In one school day at Coachella Valley High School, […]