The Islamic Society of Palm Springs is trying to raise $1.4 million to build a new mosque that will be a “landmark for Muslims in the Coachella Valley,” said acting Imam Reymundo Nour. The Islamic Society originally planned to build the new mosque last year, but they had to put their plans on hold after their current house of worship, at 84650 Avenue 49 in Coachella, was firebombed in December 2015. Now that they’ve repaired the building, the Islamic Society is focusing on the new building.
A local nonprofit has secured more than $41 million in state and federal tax credits to build 149 affordable housing units for farmworkers in Indio and Mecca. “There is a persistent lack of safe, affordable housing available for farmworkers who do not earn enough to afford market-rate housing,” said Julie Bornstein, Executive Director of the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition.
Nearly one year after The Desert Sun reported on the lack of housing for migrant farmworkers in Mecca, the problem has gotten worse. The San Felipe Migrant Housing Complex, one of only two developments built specifically for farmworkers who come to the valley during the summer grape harvest, closed. “It was abandoned,” said Marin Zavala, who stayed in San Felipe last summer. “I saw cobwebs and overgrown grass.”San Felipe had 48 beds, air-conditioned rooms and clean bathrooms.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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