• 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.  […]

  • Electrical Work to Begin in Mecca Friday For Avenue 66 Bridge Project

    Imperial Irrigation District crews will begin work Friday relocating electrical equipment to accommodate construction of a new bridge in Mecca, but officials said the work is not expected to cause power outages. Crews will be working through mid-April to relocate 25 power poles and telecommunication lines, along with building an underground power source for new […]

  • Farmworker COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Eastern Coachella Valley

    As vaccines are becoming more available in the community, the Riverside Department of Health is offering mobile clinics to reach essential workers in underserved communities. Ezequiel Hernandez rolled up one of his sleeves to be one of the first farmworkers in Riverside County to receive a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. An opportunity presented to […]

  • Free Coronavirus Tests Offered At Churches In Coachella Valley

    COACHELLA (CNS) – Free coronavirus testing will be available at two Catholic churches in the eastern Coachella Valley starting this weekend, officials announced Wednesday. Riverside County, the Desert Healthcare Foundation and several community-based organizations partnered up with churches in Coachella and Mecca to provide the testing, which is set to begin Saturday and span several […]

  • 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. […]

  • Meet the two candidates running for city of Coachella mayor

    We are just a few days out from the election, but many local voters have already cast their ballots early to elect their city leaders. In the city of Coachella there are two candidates in the race for Incumbent Mayor Steven Hernadez, who is vying for his second term. “We’ve been knocking on doors, phone […]

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