Post Tagged with: "Alejandra Alarcon"

/ January 21, 2014 7:01 pm

CVHS Cheer Team Needs Community Support for Pro Bowl Travel

[Translate] ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Uninc   THERMAL — The Coachella Valley High School (CVHS) cheer team is set to perform at the 2014 Pro Bowl this weekend, but they still need community support to pay for travel to Hawaii, where the National Football League holds its all-star game every year. “Aside from all our practice, it took all of us coming […]

/ November 27, 2013 12:18 am

CU Reporters Thankful for Youth Mentors

[Translate]     Editor’s Note: The staff of Coachella Uninc. recently gathered for our Thanksgiving dinner to reflect on everything for which we are thankful. While we are all grateful for our families and our health, we also realize how fortunate we are to be surrounded by people dedicated to building up the young people in our community. The following […]

/ October 4, 2013 1:51 am

Openly Gay, Secretly Undocumented

[Translate] BRENDA R. RINCON/New America Media   PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Juan Ceballos came to the United States so he could live freely as an openly gay man. But the move came with a high cost: he had to take on another secret identity as an undocumented immigrant. Ceballos was 17 when he entered the United States by foot, a […]

/ September 25, 2013 2:50 pm

Paved Roads Mean Cleaner Air for Rural ECV Residents

[Translate]     ALEJANDRA ALARCON and BRENDA RINCON/Coachella Uninc THERMAL – Residents scored a major victory in their 16-year fight for clean air when Riverside County was awarded the funding to pave roads at 31 trailer parks in the unincorporated communities of the eastern Coachella Valley. The $4.1 million project is scheduled to begin as early as next summer and […]

/ August 22, 2013 11:03 pm

Discovering the Power of Words

[Translate]     ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Uninc   I know how it feels to be unheard. But when I began to write, I learned I had the power to change this. I first made this realization in the first grade. My class visited the computer lab to write stories every day. I discovered I took pleasure in making up stories about […]

/ July 19, 2013 3:03 pm

Alejandra Hits Thrift Stores with $20 in Pocket

[Translate]     ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Uninc   COACHELLA – Going to thrift shops is always fun, whether you are looking for something to wear or random knick-knacks. So I jumped at the opportunity when I was challenged to find as many outfits with a $20 budget at the thrift shops in my hometown. At the end of a fun day, I […]

/ June 21, 2013 8:43 pm

REVIEW: Film Reveals Heartbreaking Struggle of Child Farmworkers

[Translate]     ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Unincorporated   Would you believe that a child picked the fruits or vegetables that feed your family? According to the documentary The Harvest/La Cosecha, this is very much the case – even though the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that agriculture is the most hazardous occupation for child workers. Poverty among farm workers is common […]

/ June 14, 2013 2:43 pm

What I Learned From My Father

[Translate] What I Learned From My Father   In honor of Father’s Day, Coachella Unincorporated staff took a moment to reflect on the significance of fatherhood and the lessons we have each learned from our respective fathers.   Roberto Alarcon From my father, I learned the importance of hard work and education. My dad always emphasized that education would be […]

/ May 13, 2013 2:49 pm

Health Reform Means Not Going to Mexicali for Care

[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 […]

/ April 12, 2013 5:27 pm

Video: The Hue 2013

[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