Mailing address: 31855 Date Palm Drive, No. 3-263

Cathedral City, CA 92234


Mission Statement

The Coachella Valley Independent is the valley’s source of independent news, arts coverage, commentary and culture. 

We believe in true, honest journalism: We want to afflict the comfortable, and comfort the afflicted. We want to be a mirror for the entire Coachella Valley. We want to inform, enlighten and entertain.

We will never let advertisers determine what we cover, and how we cover things. In other words, we will always tell it how we see it. For example: Some other publications in this valley do puff-piece reviews or feature stories on advertisers to make said advertisers happy. We will never, ever do that. If we lose an advertiser due to an unflattering story, a negative review or something else, so be it.

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Editor/publisher: Jimmy Boegle

Staff writer: Kevin Fitzgerald

Contributors: Beth Allen, Max Cannon, Kevin Carlow, Charles Drabkin, Katie Finn, Bill Frost, Bonnie Gilgallon, Bob Grimm, Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume, Clay Jones, Matt Jones, Jocelyn Kane, Matt King, Keith Knight, Kay Kudukis, Cat Makino, Brett Newton, Dan Perkins, Guillermo Prieto, Theresa Sama, Dan Savage, Andrew Smith, Jen Sorenson, Robert Victor, Dennis Wodzisz, Madeline Zuckerman

The Coachella Valley Independent is a proud member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, CalMatters, the Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION), the Desert Business Association, the Desert AIDS Project and the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert. Coachella Valley Independent, LLC, is a certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE) through the NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative.

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