Familia Macias & Rodriguez
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Familia Macias & Rodriguez

Rosario Macias recalls that after many years of following the “corrida,” her parents brought all the children and settled in Oasis, a colonia in the southeastern desert of Coachella Valley, in 1989. In the Rodriquez family, it was the grandfather, an uncle, and his father, who first came to California and settled in Coachella Valley in 1979, in 100 Palms. Today, Jesus, Rosario and son, Angel, live in North Shore, where they frequently visit their parents and relatives, who also live in the colonia of North Shore, adjacent to the Salton Sea. Jesus and Rosario no longer work in the fields. Jesus works for a desert sign company as an installer and Rosario is employed as a resource center coordinator for the Desert Communities Empowerment Zone in Thermal.