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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

July 31, 2014

You will observe with concern how long a useful truth may be known, and exist, before it is generally received and practiced on. Benjamin Franklin

Not a happy observation about the human condition. In how many ways are we Montebelloans lagging?


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 .

A good way to get the blood flowing. Come out and walk around Montebello City Park this Saturday with State Assemblymember Cristina Garcia and members of the Hook Up Internet Café and Resource Center, they provide special assistance to veterans in the community. The walk is an informal setting for the community to catch up, share ideas, build and expand on our community circles. See you there. 8 – 9 a.m. For more information, 562.861.5803.

Are you participating?  I would like to invite your organization to the 2014 Montebello P.D. National Night Out. It will be held on August 05, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Attached is a flyer containing information about the event and instructions for vendors. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact me by phone at the number listed below or by email. Cpl. Brandon Contreras, Montebello Police Department, (323) 480-8000 Ext. 277.

Have a good walk with neighbors. March for Montebello, Saturday, August 9. Registration begins at 8:30 am in front of Heavenly Choice, 534 N. Montebello Blvd. March proceeds north, ending at the Shops of Montebello. Bus rides will be available for those unable to walk the route. Thank you to Montebello resident Michael Popoff for this information.

Keep your boys busy this summer and beyond. Montebello Boy Scout Troop 330 is vibrant. Something going on every week. Life skills for boys. For more information, Scoutmaster Cindy Farber, .  Here is a report by a Scout about summer camp:  For the first time since 1999,Troop 330 was thrilled to attend Camp Emerald Bay! It was amazing with lots to offer. We completed Kayaking, Canoeing, Rowing, and Oceanography. We snorkeled and did stand-up paddle boarding too. "War Canoe" was great. We canoed to Parson’s Beach and cooked a Dutch oven stew and cobbler dinner, hiked and slept under the stars! At waterfront we capsized our vessels then learned to re-board safely. "Aquacade," or Water Olympics was exciting. Troops compete against each other to show off skills. We were unfortunately defeated; still it was fun. Overall, Camp Emerald Bay was great and we will surely return! Jorge Salazar, Historian, Troop 330.


What are we doing in Montebello
? “L.A. Leaders Are Crafting New Plan to Help Homeless on Skid Row”, 

To Get Kids Exercising, Schools Are Becoming Creative  

How to Always Be Getting Smarter 

Turns Out Those Old-fashioned Ways of Farming Were Actually Pretty Smart 

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans 

Where is Montebello in this?
  "This Chart Shows the Bike-share Boom Like Nothing Else!",  

It's Almost Impossible to Make Bad Music with This App  

Forsaking GMOs Helps Some Farmers Rake in the Cheddar 

9 Products Powered by Unusual Means 

Harry Seidler: Australia's King of Concrete and Curves 

Take a Tiny Tour of America--With Lego Dioramas of All 50 States 

Foodini 3D Printer Will Make All Your Meals for You Like the Star Trek Food Replicator 

The Case For Building Cities Underground 
Meet Revolv, The Missing Link to The Modern Smart Home 

This "green house" is probably not what we think.
  "Sustaining Seniors with the Green House Project", 

How Farms across America Are Using Cow Manure for Renewable Energy  

Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December 

How One Company Is Making Mosaics High-Tech 

Andre Johnson Again Spreads Holiday Cheer, Buys $17K Worth of Toys for Kids  

Danielle Trofe's Hourglass LED Lamps Use the Kinetic Power of Sand to Produce Light 

The Beginner's Guide to Vine 


Tell your neighbors. 
Community: **PHONE SCAM ALERT** Be advised! Hi L. A. County Resident,  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been advised that citizens are receiving phone calls from individuals who are representing themselves as Department employees. The caller usually tells the citizen that there has been a warrant issued for their arrest for failure to appear for Jury Duty. The caller will tell the victim that they have to pay a sum of money or deputies will come and arrest them. The caller will instruct the victim to either get a Money Order, conduct a wire transfer, or buy a Gift Card (usually Green Dot) and send it to “pay the fine.” BE ALERT, BE ADVISED, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department or any Government Agency will NEVER call and solicit money for fines. ...       From the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, July 25, 2014 via Montebello resident Michael Popoff.

Lemonade is delicious, and chia is full of nutrients. Put them together, add a splash of pomegranate, and what do you get? Pomegranate Chia Lemonade! This drink is perfect for a summer evening, and has a fun gel-like consistency that kids will love. Chia is loaded with fiber, protein, calcium and essential fatty acids. This refreshing drink is not only full of nutrients, but it's super easy to make! ...  

Not Just What You Eat, When You Eat Matters 

Stressed UC Davis Students Get Mobile Mental Health Help  


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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