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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

August 15, 2014

It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it. George Carlin 

Trenchant humor?


Making friends.  The Montebello-Ashiya Sister City Association has a month full of activities:

Hight adventure.  Venturing Crew 461 of the Rio Hondo District reached the top of Mt. Whitney (14,508 feet above sea level) on Thursday, August 7th. They left Horseshoe Meadow Trailhead on Sunday, August 3rd in the rain for a 45 mile, 6 day trek. Being Scouts, they came prepared for inclement weather. They camped at Cottonwood Lake #2 on Sunday evening. On Monday, they hiked up over New Army Pass with an elevation of 12,300 feet in the rain. They found a good campsite along Rock Creek, where they were able to build a fire that evening. Yes, the wood was damp, but they are Scouts and got the fire started, using some of the wood that was lying underneath big trees. Tuesday was a layover day where they dried out wet clothing and relaxed. On Wednesday, they headed to Crabtree Meadow. Just before Crabtree Meadow, they found a great spot along Whitney Creek to set up camp. The weather was beautiful – no rain. On Thursday, they packed up and headed toward Hitchcock Lakes at an elevation of 11,900 feet, situated just below Mt. Whitney. They reached an area where they could camp, packed up their daypacks and headed toward Mt. Whitney. They reached the peak, celebrated, signed the register, took pictures and had lunch! It was a beautiful day and they experienced a full panorama of the High Sierras. On the way down, the weather looked as if it were going to rain again, but it held off and they were able to set up camp, fix dinner and then hit the sack. The next day, Friday, they climbed up the trail again toward Mt. Whitney, but this time, went over the crest at Trailcrest at an elevation of 13,777 feet and then down 4 hours to Whitney Portal. The four Venturers are Nick Duskin, Camille Griego, Marcus Gerges and Vivianna Gerges. The adults are Greg Ziers, David Griego, Richard Farber and Cindy Farber. By Scoutmaster Cindy Farber. And photos from a hike in the wilderness, . To participate, contact Cindy at 213.369.7742.


We have a Montebello High alumnus living in Montebello who went to Cal Tech and works as an engineer and inventor. Why are we ignoring him? “Why Now Is a Good Time to Invest in Solar Manufacturing and Marketing in the U.S.”,  

A new way to teach empathy?
"The Compassion Experience Visits Anaheim, CA August 15-20", 

Air-purifying Bicycle Concept Eats Pollution, Generates Oxygen 

Too Seldom Is Heard an Encouraging Word: Why and How to Offer More Compliments 

The Rites of Manhood: Man’s Need for Ritual 

8 Toys That Will Turn Your Kid into an Entrepreneur 

Amazing Tree Houses from All Over the World 

92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Amazingly Complex Temari Balls  

The Napwell Knows When You Are Sleeping, Then Coaxes You Awake 

8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing  


Dangerous ‘Fire Challenge’ Game Spreads Online  

FDA Asks for Proof That Antibacterial Soaps Protect Health  

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy  

More Teens Think Pot Is Safe, Alcohol and Drug Use Down, Survey Finds,0,4063336.story#ixzz2o295MHoX  

Aspirin May Help in Fight against 'Anger Syndrome'  

High Anxiety? It Could Give You a Stroke, Study Finds  

Is Fast Food Causing ADHD?  

Health Myth: Is Agave Nectar the Best Sugar Substitute? 

50 Ways to Use Coconut Oil to Better Your Life  

Is the Swimming Pool Making You Sick?  

Is That Bug Spray Worth Your Health?  

Q&A: Why Am I Always Tired? 

About Inspire! and “My Montebello”

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