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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

October 31, 2014

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.  Mark Twain

An imaginative way to point to a troubling aspect of the human condition.


A safe event on Halloween night. Harvest Fest, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live music, free games and candy. Parking lot of Beverly Foursquare Church, 1901 West Beverly Boulevard, catty-corner from the Montebello YMCA.

Something for your boys. “Camporee” is an amazing opportunity for lots of fun while practicing scout skills. It' s a district wide event where various troops compete in skills and games. There are three scored activities. The gateway competition, a structure made of poles and lashings that defines the entry to the campsite, the campsite competition which scores cleanliness and campsite appearance, and the games which are played throughout the day. The best troop overall gets the shovel, a symbol of excellence. Although Troop 330 did outstanding and won 1st place in gateway and campsite competitions, we did not bring the shovel home as we did not score enough on the games. In summary, Camporee is a greatly planned event with friendly competition! Jorge Salazar, Historian, Montebello Boy Scout Troop 330.

Many events.
There is now a page at the “My Montebello” Web site for institution and organization monthly and quarterly calendars, . Have a calendar? Let me know, . Also, if you have a recurring monthly activity, like a meeting or a fundraiser, as, for example, the monthly Montebello High swap meet, I will post that on the calendar page.

You are invited to a public joint study session with the Montebello City Council and Planning Commission for an overview and presentation on the Montebello Hills Specific Plan recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Quiet Cannon Banquet Center. ... There is a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report awaiting your comments. The comment period ends on Veteran's Day at 5:00 pm. The city has cds for sale of the RDEIR, or you can get a free copy from the Save the Montebello Hills Task Force ... 
      From Montebello resident Michael Popoff.  For a free copy of the report, contact . More information about commenting, Mr. Alex Hamilton, 323.887.1386 or .

“Holiday Boutique and Food Bazaar”.
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jewelry, crafts, handbags, tupperware, candles, sweets and nuts, handmade items, gifts for every occasion. Free admission and parking. Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral, 900 West Lincoln Avenue. For more information, including for vendors, Anita, 626.422.0002.

Around Montebello.  “Taste of the Town” wine and cheese sampling, hosted by the Montebello Chamber of Commerce, Friday, November 7, 2014, 6 p.m. Tickets, 323.721.1153. // “Beverly Hospital Employees Organize Clothing Drive”. // YMCA Disaster Preparedness Fair, Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10 a.m. More information, 323.887.9622. // “Montebello Elks Lodge 2051 opening Its Doors to Everyone in the Community!”  From Spotlight on Montebello, October, 2014.


12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday 

Don't you love it. 
“MIT: For Clean Drinking Water, All You Need is a Stick”,  

Jeff Bridges Helps Launch Breakfast Campaign 

Now Homeowners Can Turn to Crowdinvestors to Fund Rooftop Solar Panels  

Does our Montebello curriculum prepare our youth for jobs? 
"Crushing South L.A.'s Digital Divide by Teaching Youth to Code",  

Clean Tech Costs Fall, Renewable Power Use Rises.
The Department of Energy is reporting some hard figures that help explain the recent boom in the clean tech industry: 1) the cost of solar panels has dropped 75 percent since 2008 2) the cost of LED lights has fallen 85 percent in the same time and 3) electric vehicles now cost 50 percent less than in 2010. Lower costs have been predicted since the beginning of the renewable power industry, as innovations move to mass manufacturing and as R & D experiments result in scalable production and larger sales. Lower costs plus high consumer demand are generating new profits for those pioneering companies who are creating the energy of the future, now.   John Howell, 3BL Media, Justmeans e-newsletter, March 14, 2014 

Solar Power in a Bottle  


Chia as a superfood? 
“The Health Benefits of Chia”,  

Kiwi is good for more than satisfying a sweet tooth.
  “Kiwi Extract for Better Digestion”,     

See the list here. 
"It's Basic, A Primer on Why Excess Acid is Unhealthy",  

Azodicarbonamide, nicknamed ADA, is used in the plastics industry as a chemical foaming agent and in the food industry as a dough conditioner. What?! While the additive has not undergone extensive testing to determine its health effects on humans - it is not food! Many well-known brands, including Pillsbury, Sara Lee, Shoprite, Safeway, Smucker's, Fleischman's, Jimmy Dean, Kroger, Little Debbie, Tyson and Wonder have been using it for sheer convenience. ...       From an e-mail from the Environmental Working Group, March 3, 2014 

A counterpoint to the announcement above?
"Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care?",  

What Are Some of the Best Food Sources for Probiotics and Prebiotics?  

"BPA-Free" Plastics May Pose Equal or Greater Hazard than Predecessors  

In a meta-analysis of seven clinical trials and 32 observational studies, researchers found that consuming a vegetarian diet was associated with lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared with an omnivorous diet. ...      
An e-newsletter from Swanson Health Products, March 9, 2014 

Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health  

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea  

About Inspire! and “My Montebello”

To learn about this newsletter, Inspire!, and the accompanying, growing Web site, “My Montebello”, visit  Also, you will find instructions and contact information for submitting announcements for publication in this newsletter, and for submitting stories to “Montebello Memories” at the Web site.


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