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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

October 15, 2014 

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. W. Somerset Maugham

Then should we always set our goals high?


Important deadlines.
* The last day to register to vote is on October 20, 2014. * The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot from your county elections office is October 28, 2014. * Election and Voting day is on November 4, 2014. Polls will be open from 7:00 am-8:00 pm. ...       From Montebello Housing Development Corporation.

Yummy for the tummy and sight for the eyes.
Montebello Lions Club pancake breakfast, Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Montebello Senior Center, 115 South Taylor Avenue, donation $5.00 per person. // Lions eye clinic. Free. It is going to be on Saturday, October 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. First come, first served. To be held at the Applied Technology Center, 1200 West Mines Avenue. All ages and people welcome. People will receive their eyeglasses that day. More information on either event, Chris Ohrmund,

Have you gotten your tickets for the “Citadel Extravaganza” this Saturday?
  Contact Maria Gaona,, of the Montebello-Ashiya Sister City Association for tickets. 

Another fundraiser this Saturday. 
Ralph Mosikian Memorial Poker Tournament, 4 p.m. check-in and dinner at Commerce Casino, followed by tournament at 5 p.m. To benefit Mesrobian Armenian School.

E-waste recycling. 
This Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. City Hall parking lot. More information, 323.721.1153.

Metro would like to thank those of you who participated in the recent Draft EIS/EIR public hearings held on September 27, 29, 30 and October 1, 2014 for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2. Attendance for the four public meetings was over 525 people, including 275 comments submitted or verbally given, demonstrating the continued support and interest in this important project. If you were not able to attend a public hearing, the meeting presentation is now available online for your review....       From an e-mail from Metro Transit dated October 8.2014. More at

Looks like fun.
“City of Montebello First Annual Salsa Fest and Mariachi 5K Run / Walk”, Saturday, November 1, 2014. A full day of fun beginning at 7 a.m. For more information, Vicente Gutierrez, 323.887.4547.


26 DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Create with Cardboard  

Next-Generation Wood Fiber Solar Cells Could Dwarf Current Efficiency Levels  

New USC Master's Program to Breed Business-Savvy Social Entrepreneurs,0,220826.story#ixzz2tnUxEypJ  

How Paris Would Look with Outdoor Ads Replaced by Art  

If You Can Go 10 Minutes without Touching Your Phone, Giorgio Armani Will Fund a Day of Water for a Child in Need  

Ton Matton's Chicken Cabinet Produces Fresh Eggs Right in Your Backyard 


A short video worth watching. 
"What Does 'Natural' Really Mean?",  

A bad moon rising?  "Convergence: What Happens When Virtual Realities Take Over?", 

Worth reading.      
... There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones, decreasing production of others, imitating hormones, turning one hormone into another - and much more. The EWG/KAB Dirty Dozen includes BPA, phthalates and other endocrine disruptors that are widespread in consumer products such as plastic containers, food cans and fragrances. ...       From an e-mail from the Environmental Working Group, February 3, 2014,  

More of the same.
       ... Atrazine. It's a chemical so potent that male frogs exposed to low levels of it can turn into female frogs - producing perfectly viable eggs. This same chemical is a widely-used herbicide whose residues have been found on most American corn crops and atrazine contamination of U.S. drinking water is widespread. This is not a joke. If atrazine can - and does - alter the anatomy of frogs, imagine the havoc it could wreak on the human body. ...       From an e-mail of the Environmental Working Group, February 6, 2014. 

How to Use Turmeric to Stop Asthma  

How to Maximize the Benefits of a Walking Regimen  

Five Steps to Speed Recovery From Surgery  

How to Deal with Sugar Cravings  

Replacements and Substitutions for Healthier Cooking  

Six Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Life  

7 Strange, But Great, Alternative Uses for Honey  

'Low T' and the Peril of Medicating Grumpy Old Men,0,4108179.story  

Have You Been Eating Cilantro? 

Quite a claim. Worth looking into?
       ... Recent studies have conclusively shown that, for most people: * Eating cholesterol-rich foods doesn't raise cholesterol levels in the blood. * Eating saturated fat does not increase cholesterol levels in the blood over the long-term (though it often does in the short-term). ...       From an e-mail dated January 16, 2014

Quite a claim by a doctor.
       ... The most significant blood-pressure breakthrough in 25 years. The coffee I’m talking about is extracted from the unroasted, green coffee beans. And it’s a potent tonic for healthy blood pressure like nothing I have ever seen before. As I write this report, I can’t recall a single nutritional discovery more significant than green coffee. ...       From an e-mail advertisement from True Health, March 20, 2014

About Inspire! and “My Montebello”

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