Post Tagged with: "Tony Aguilar"

/ April 1, 2013 6:00 am

Celebration and Reflection at Chavez National Monument Dedication

[Translate] KEENE, Calif. — On October 8, 2012, over 6,000 people descended upon Villa La Paz — the home, operational headquarters and final resting place of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez — for President Barack Obama’s dedication of the César Chávez National Monument. They came from throughout the country to see this 187-acre property in the foothills of the Tehachapi […]

/ February 11, 2013 8:09 pm

Coachella Uninc: New Office Space at Raices

[Translate]   By TONY E. AGUILAR/Coachella Unincorporated   COACHELLA, Calif. — It’s been nearly two years since the youth journalists of Coachella Unincorporated began covering the Eastern Coachella Valley. The young reporters have since reported on community issues, both up-close and from afar, with some students traveling as far as Boston and Washington, D.C. –- but without a home of […]

/ November 21, 2012 3:44 am

Duroville Family Gives Thanks for New Home

[Translate]   By AURORA SALDIVAR/Coachella Unincorporated   OASIS, Calif. – Just days before Thanksgiving, the Alvaro family left their home at the notoriously substandard Duroville trailer park for a new mobile home at the beautifully landscaped Mountain Views Estates. The difference between the two mobile home parks, a mere six miles apart, is astounding. Duroville is plagued with shoddy trailers, poor infrastructure, […]

/ November 6, 2012 2:49 pm

Youth Reporters: Race Matters in Presidential Election

[Translate] In 2008, Barack Obama inspired a generation of young people to campaign, get politically active and vote — all of which undoubtedly played a role in his becoming the first black president in U.S. history. Four years later, just hours before voters across the country will cast their ballots, every major poll is predicting a toss-up between the president […]

/ October 15, 2012 3:06 pm

East Valley Residents Tune In, React to Congressional Debate

[Translate]     On Friday, October 12, Dr. Raul Ruiz and Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack faced off during the 36th District Congressional Debate. After the debate, Coachella Unincorporated reporters asked Eastern Coachella Valley residents the following question: “Who do you believe won the debate, and why?” Here are their responses:   “He was not upset nor lost his stance, which […]

/ October 12, 2012 1:39 pm

East Valley Doctor “Energized” for Congressional Debate

[Translate]     By Brenda Rincon, Coachella Unincorporated   INDIO, Calif. – Two days before the highly anticipated 36th Congressional District debate, the campaign office of Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz is brimming with energy. Volunteers at fold-up tables make call after to call from their cell phones, crossing off names as they make their way down long lists of registered voters. […]

/ October 5, 2012 1:54 pm

New Exhibit Honors Legacy of Valley Pioneer

[Translate]     By Tony Aguilar, Coachella Unincorporated INDIO, Calif. — A new exhibit honoring the late Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, an Eastern Coachella Valley pioneer and philanthropist, is now open at the Coachella Valley History Museum, located at 82616 Miles Avenue. The “Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon: A Source of Inspiration and Giving” exhibit and the reopening of the Jardin del […]

/ September 24, 2012 4:08 pm

OPINION: Student Reporters Respond to Congresswoman

[Translate]     Thank you!!!! I heard some of your remarks with the councliman (sic) from Coachella.  You were great!!!!!! Unbelievably great!!! Third World Toilet? That was too funny. This is the portion of an email written by Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack to radio host Gary Stone on May 2, 2006, that sparked anger in the Eastern Coachella Valley last […]

/ August 29, 2012 1:13 pm

Mecca Youth’s Journey from Fields to Starbucks

[Translate] By Tony Aguilar, 
Coachella Unincorporated MECCA, Calif. — This summer was unlike any other for 17-year-old Alejandro Ortega. For the first time in six years, Ortega’s summer job was in the air-conditioned indoors and not in the fields of the Eastern Coachella Valley in triple-digit heat. This summer, with the help of the Mecca Boys and Girls Club, Ortega […]

/ August 14, 2012 6:22 pm

Assemblymember Pérez Inspires Young Reporters to Push Envelope

[Translate]   By Brenda R. Rincón, Coachella Unincorporated   INDIO, Calif. –  A large poster hangs above Victor Manuel Pérez’s desk at his district headquarters, with the words “This is our moment, this is our time” etched atop a pensive Barack Obama. This certainly seems to be the case for Pérez. At 40, the Coachella Democrat is already in his […]