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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

December 31, 2014

... sugar is a killer. You don't have to take my word for it; researchers have recently found a direct relationship between the amount of refined carbohydrates (not naturally-occurring, as in fruit) and the risk of dying from a heart attack. ... If someone eats a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet, one can of soda increases the risk of dying from a heart attack by one-third. ...
David Williams, M.D., Alternatives newsletter, August, 2014

In case we were looking for a personal new year's resolution. 


Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.  

Mark Twain

In case we were looking for a new year's resolution for our society.


Many events.
There is now a page at the “My Montebello” Web site for institution and organization monthly and quarterly calendars. Wish to know what is happening in Montebello? Take a look at . Have a calendar? Let me know at

You are invited.  Montebello Friends of the Library. Election of officers and planning for 2015. Monday, January 5, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the Montebello library. For more information, 323.722.6551.

Wrap a new year's resolution around this.
The Montebello Book Club has a new date and time as the new year begins. It will be held the first Mon. of the month from 3p.m. - 4 p.m.  Books we will read and discuss for the next 3 months are Jan. 5, 2015, The Snowman by Jo Nesbo;  Feb. 2, 2015, Light Between Oceans;  March 2, 2015, Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.  For more information, Beth Krupsaw, Montebello Library, 323.722.6551.

Flapjacks, anyone?  Breakfast at Applebee's is a Boy Scout fundraiser.  Only $10.  Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  For tickets, Rocio Garcia, 562-556-2871.  Ticket orders must be made no later than Monday, January 12.  I went last year and enjoyed it.

“Middle-Class Scholarship” available for your children. ,  
from e-newsletter from Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, October 28, 2014. 


A new year's resolution for Montebello?
“Homeless Services Leaders Vow to Abolish L.A. Homelessness”, 

Beyond 'Screen Time:' What Minecraft Teaches Kids 

Study Examines Achievement Gap between Asian American, White Students,0,6320893.story 

Coming soon: A Better, Poison-free Solar Cell 

Google Unveils Classroom, a Tool Designed to Help Teachers  

11-Year-Old Serbian Artist Dušan Krtolica Creates Astonishingly Detailed Nature Illustrations 

A Standing/Sitting Desk You Can Afford 

Individuals in Spain Turn to Community Collectives for Renewable Energy 


Three articles worth a look.
“Trying to Lose Weight? Master Your Metabolism”, // “Chia: An Excellent Source of Omega-3s”, // “7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Garlic”,  

Hype or cause for concern?
“Fracking May Induce Quakes at Greater Distance than Previously Thought”, 

We can do this.
"The One Snack You Need to Eat", 

Better than nothing?
"Are Kids' Breakfast Cereals Horrible or Helpful?",  

Stay Healthy with These 3 Free iPhone and iPad Apps 

10 Unexpected New Recipes That Feature Yummy Winter Vegetables 

Six Steps to Preventing Kidney Stones 

Southern California Gas,, has information to answer these questions:

» How do we recognize and respond to a natural gas leak?
» Should we call 811 two days before digging?
» Can we avoid hazards by maintaining gas lines on our property, as the lines are not the responsibility of the gas company?
» How must we maintain pipelines on our property to stay safe?
» Are major pipelines located near you?

Start a Medicinal Herb Garden with Culinary Herbs 

Going Undercover: How to Protect Your Privacy Online  

In fact, exercise appears to help all women reduce their stroke risk, regardless of age or hormonal status. ...  

Health Warnings Issued as Snow, Rain, Extreme Cold Approach L.A. 


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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