[Translate] ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Unincorporated COACHELLA — Like a lot of other families living in the Eastern Coachella Valley, when one of our family members fell sick, it meant driving about a hundred miles across the border into Mexico, to the City of Mexicali, to get taken [...]
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[Translate] Presented by Building Healthy Communities, The Hue Music and Arts Festival took place at Dateland Park in Coachella on April 6, 2013. Many local bands performed live, with free entry to the public. Digital Production by Ivan Delgado Photography by Alejandra Alarcón and Ivan Delgado Music by All Night Shoes
[Translate] ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Unincorporated I’ve been asked why I care about the issue of marriage equality. After all, I’m not gay, and discrimination against gay people doesn’t really interfere with my daily life. And unlike some of my closest friends who are gay, I [...]
[Translate] ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Unincorporated COACHELLA — With few college preparatory resources, I was not prepared for the financial demands and special requirements that are an important part of applying for college and financial aid. As a Coachella Valley High School student with extraordinary goals, average grades were not going to cut it. However, it was not until I [...]
[Translate] Video by ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Unincorporated THERMAL, Calif. — On February 23, 2013, approximately 200 empowered and concerned residents gathered to gain more awareness and continue taking on the environmental issues affecting the communities of the Eastern Coachella Valley. According to Eduardo Guevara, associate director of Promotores Comunitarios del Desierto and an event organizer, ”The [Inaugural Environmental Leadership Summit] is [...]
[Translate] Coachella Unincorporated reporter Ivan Delgado shares his personal journey to environmental awareness as he comes to the startling realization of the environmental issues minutes from his home. Digital Production and narration by Ivan Delgado. Alejandra Alarcon and Aurora Saldivar contributed to this video.
[Translate] Click to view Alejandra Alarcon’s audio slideshow featuring environmental activist Celia Garcia, first posted on Vida en el Valle and Coachella Unincorporated April 2012.
[Translate] By ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Unincorporated LOS ANGELES, Calif. — It was no coincidence that Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation hosted its statewide #DREAMBRAVE Youth Summit on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On that day, over 160 youth Building Healthy Communities sites courageously came together to fight for equality as the late civil rights leader did during [...]
[Translate] Rudy Gutierrez made waves in 2012 when he set out to reactivate the long-defunct Coachella Parks and Recreation Commission. After months of campaigning, his payoff may come tonight when the Coachella City Council votes on the reactivation of the resident group. Gutierrez, 35, who lives in Coachella with his wife and two young sons, talks to Coachella Unincorporated [...]
[Translate] By ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Unincorporated THERMAL, Calif. — Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage and Vigil is more than just a cultural or religious event in the Eastern Coachella Valley. It is a time for prayer, commitment, reflection, and a way for participants to raise awareness of environmental justice issues that takes place on the feast day of [...]