• 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.  […]

  • Local Organizations Raise $700,000 To Aid Farm-workers

    As Coachella Valley continues to combat the rise in Covid-19 cases, local organizations are providing relief to farmworkers who have been facing economic hardship. NBC Palm Springs spoke to a farmworker receiving the aid, and to one of the local organizations who helped make this happen. In the eastern part of the Coachella Valley, 50 […]

  • Farmworkers Continue Labor In Extreme Conditions

    Recent photos and videos on social media showing the tough conditions farmworkers are facing as fires continue to burn in northern California are receiving a lot of attention. NBC Palm Springs spoke to local leaders on this front to see what conditions farmworkers are up against not only during extreme fire conditions but all days […]

  • Coachella Valley advocates for farmworkers say ‘Enough is enough’

    With anguish Maria Irma Escobedo described witnessing a coworker die from covid 19 after contracting the virus at a primex farms packing plant, where they both worked in Kern County. Escobedo also said, “The unsafe working conditions could have easily been prevented if the company would have offered proper protective equipment.”  While this incident happened […]

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