• Daughter of Purepecha, Mexican tribe earns full ride to Harvard

    Elizabeth Esteban’s mother’s first language is the Purepecha dialect from Michoacan, Mexico, she is expressing how proud she is of her daughter for being accepted to Harvard on a full ride scholarship. “Well I felt proud and excited, every sort of emotion because I never would have believed that a person like me, would be […]

  • Students Soar High in CVUSD Aviation Program

    Joseph Howard Marrotte, a senior at Desert Mirage High School, never thought aviation would be in his reach. “Policemen, lawyers, things that you grow up thinking, that’s the only thing that is out there,” said Marrotte. Coming from a low income family, Joseph said it was difficult to see himself as a future pilot.  His […]

  • Coachella Passes ‘Hero Pay,’ Local Companies Opposed

    The city of Coachella has passed a ‘Hero pay’ ordinance for essential workers mandating a 4-dollar-an-hour raise for employees of large businesses.  The so-called hero pay is aimed to provide additional pay for restaurant, pharmacy and grocery store workers for at least 120 days. However the city of Coachella extended these hazard benefits to farmworkers.  […]

  • Residents Sue Property Owners of Oasis Mobile Home Park

    Sewage problems, high levels of arsenic in their drinking water and retaliation from the property owner are just a few of the complaints found in the lawsuit filed by residents at Oasis mobile home park, against property owners Scott Lawson and Sabrina Lawson. “We’ve heard stories that the owner has been violent in the past […]

  • Remembering our farmworkers during Thanksgiving

    It started as a simple prompt on twitter from United Farm Workers.  A tweet that reads : “Tell us your favorite Thanksgiving dish, we’ll share what we know about the worker behind the ingredients.” Then it quickly grew into a thread that was viewed nearly 3 million times. Americans from all over reminiscing about old […]

  • City of Coachella names traffic lights after local student

    A celebration made by the city of Coachella on Saturday was to honor Frida Arriaga, a former student at Coral mountain Academy.  Arriaga started a petition four-years-ago to install traffic lights at the intersection in front of the school, where multiple traffic violations brought fear to students walking.  “She was10 years-old when she started and […]

  • Four candidates eyeing two Coachella city council seats

    An interesting race is unfolding in Coachella with four candidates vying for two city council seats. “One of our strong points is talking to our voters directly and knocking on doors and so we have been doing that to make sure we are connecting,” said Incumbent Emmanuel Martinez who is hoping for a fourth term. […]

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