Coachella Unincorporated

Coachella Unincorporated is a Youth Media Startup in the East Coachella Valley, funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative of The California Endowment and operated by New America Media in San Francisco. The purpose of the project is to report on issues in the community that can bring about change. Coachella Unincorporated refers to the region youth journalists cover but also to the unincorporated communities of the Eastern Valley with the idea to “incorporate” the East Valley into the mainstream Coachella Valley mindset.

Posts by Coachella Unincorporated:

Coachella Valley Housing Coalition Summer Tennis Camp

Aug. 8, 2013 / By

For the past 13 years, the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition has provided the young residents of its low-income housing communities the opportunity to attend tennis camp at the prestigious Indian Wells Tennis Gardens...

From Small Town, to Big City

Aug. 1, 2013 / By


Different was the one word that couldn’t escape my mind getting off of the airplane inside John F...

Breaking My Family’s Teen Mom Tradition

Jul. 24, 2013 / By


While there are many family traditions I hope to pass down to my children one day, there is one tradition I hope ends with me...

Alejandra Hits Thrift Stores with $20 in Pocket

Jul. 21, 2013 / By



COACHELLA – Going to thrift shops is always fun, whether you are looking for something to wear or random knick-knacks...

Autism a Challenge for Coachella Family

Jul. 18, 2013 / By


KARLA MARTINEZ/Coachella Uninc

It was not too long ago that I had no idea what the word “autism” meant...

Youth: Don’t Battle Depression Alone

Jul. 12, 2013 / By


It is hard to believe that so many young people, with so much life ahead, are willing to give up the most precious gift ever given — their own life.  ..

Improving Access for Dialysis Patients in ECV

Jul. 3, 2013 / By


JOHNNY FLORES, JR/Coachella Unincorporated

COACHELLA — When the Indio dialysis center closed for renovation, Maura Halos had two options...

CV Study Reveals Disparities of East Versus West

Jun. 24, 2013 / By

IVAN DELGADO/Coachella Unincorporated

EASTERN COACHELLA VALLEY — With its lavish resorts and golf courses, the Coachella Valley is a getaway to some and a retirement home for others...

Movie Review: Bag It

Jun. 13, 2013 / By
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Editor’s Note: After reading Helpful Products, Dangerous Toxins by Fatima Ramirez, reader Adriana Garcia wrote in to commend Fatima for her article...

Kick Off Summer with Artchella June 14

Jun. 11, 2013 / By


AURORA SALDIVAR/Coachella Unincorporated

COACHELLA – As schools let out for the summer, local youth need look no further than Sixth Street...

CU Reporters Share Peaks and Pits of School Year

Jun. 7, 2013 / By


Our Peaks

Ivan Delgado
Beat Reporter

“This year has gone all too well to have one specific high moment of the year...

New Mecca Community Council Member Motivated by Family

Jun. 1, 2013 / By

JOHNNY FLORES, JR/Coachella Unincorporated

MECCA — Claudia Guevara was recently sworn in as a member of the Mecca Community Council, continuing her family’s tradition of making a difference in the unincorporated community they call home...