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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!  

November 15, 2013

It is a very confusing world for our kids. This is why things happened the way they did [inappropriate remarks by boys at summer camp] . They listen to music which has all of these non accepted names in them and they then think it is okay to say these things in public. Also, TV does not help either. In these sitcoms, the actors call each other names all of the time and the kids think it is okay in real life. ... So, we all have to be careful what we say. Plus, there is a lot of reverse issues as well. Knowledge is our key.
Scoutmaster Cindy Farber, Boy Scout Troop 330, Montebello, August 14, 2013

Might we drive ourselves crazy with cultural and racial sensitivity, more so because of the accompanying double standard?



Montebello Housing Development Corporation.
November 16, 2013, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, homebuyer education class in Spanish. For more information and to register, 323.722.3955.

At our library. Tues. Nov. 19 , Family Fun Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Wed. Nov. 20, Last Pre School Storytime of the Month, 10 a.m.; Wed. Nov. 20, Adult Sack Lunch and Short Story, 12:30 - 1 p.m.; Wed. Nov. 27, Adult Program "Holiday Depression", 3-4p.m.; Sat. Nov. 30, Teen Bingo for Books, 3-4p.m. For more information, 323.722.3955.

Golf tournament. Join us the day after Thanksgiving for our 13th Annual Golf Tournament in memory of Katie Millan our foundation's namesake and inspiration. This event is a beloved tradition that brings together friends new and old, to celebrate the good that we can do when we all come together. Friday November 29, 2013, Montebello Country Club, 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, Ca. 90640. For more information, 



Meet the Veterans Launching Nonprofits to Change the World 

USAID Offers $25 Million for Solutions to Global Food Crisis  

6 DIY Holiday Greeting Card Projects for Kids 

Art can take many forms.
  "Artists Display Killer Hand-Carved Pumpkins at the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze",  

Happy November! We're celebrating Thanksgiving the best way we know how: with fresh videos. Don't miss these brand new vocabulary animations. ... 

... Traditions, and the stories they tell about one’s family, play an important role in shaping a child’s personal identity. Psychologist Marshal Duke has found that children who have an intimate knowledge of their family’s history are typically more well-adjusted and self-confident than children who don’t. There’s something about understanding your past and knowing you belong to something bigger than yourself that instills confidence. ... Researchers have consistently found that families that engage in frequent traditions report stronger connection and unity than families that haven’t established rituals together. Traditions provide an all-too-rare chance for face-to-face interaction, help family members get to know and trust each other more intimately, and create a bond that comes from feeling that one is part of something unique and special. ...       "Creating a Positive Family Culture: The Importance of Establishing Family Traditions",

Can our Montebello businesses be like Tiffany's? Luxury brands aren’t often mentioned in the same sentence as CSR and sustainability, but Tiffany’s latest news turns that truism on its head. The high-end purveyor of classy jewelry and accessories traces 98 percent of its precious metals and all of its rough diamonds to known mines. All of its suppliers for bags and boxes are Forest Stewardship Council-certified, and a new bag made with 50 percent post-consumer recycled content has been introduced. There’s more, spelled out in its 2012 CSR report, but you get the idea. When top value consumers look for their premium purchases to be provided by a company that integrates CSR and sustainability into its operations at every level, that’s a real change in business as usual. ...       From an e-newsletter from Justmeans, August 23, 2013 

What keeps Montebello from making a similar effort?  "
Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens",  

Where is Montebello's hero? 
"2013 Unsung Hero Ron Finley: Empowering L.A. Residents to Grow Their Own Food", 
Worth reading.  "
What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity – Part IV: The Power of Moral Reminders", 



Must read.
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; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones. Here are 12 of the worst hormone disrupters, how they do their dirty deeds, and some tips on how to avoid them. ...  

Another “must read”.
  "12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media,"  

Good winter food. 
      ... As we move into the Fall, there should be a greater emphasis on including warming foods into our diet to aid in our digestion as the temperature gets colder. This can be easily done since many warming foods are common in seasonal meals, which we already enjoy, made in the Fall and Winter. * Cinnamon * Pumpkin * Sweet Potatoes * Ginger * Winter Squash ...  

More good winter food. 
      ... Veestro makes delicious, chef inspired, plant-based meals delivered straight to your home anywhere in the US. We are the healthy alternative on those days when you're too busy or too tired to cook. JUST DEFROST, HEAT AND ENJOY! ...  

Kids Involved in Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer, Sicker Adults  

Another announcement worth reading.
  "Research Reveals How Kids Learn From 'Sex-Saturated' Online Culture",  

Children Need More Exercise - Especially Girls, Study Says  

... Strawberries mean summer. But sometimes growers use dangerous chemicals like the fumigant chloropicrin on their strawberries. Sprayed on fields before planting, this volatile pesticide is known to drift to neighborhoods with residences, schools, playgrounds and businesses. It poses serious risks to the health of people who live and work near strawberry fields. ...       From an e-mail from the Environmental Working Group, August 20, 2013 

Harvard Scientists Urge You to Stop Drinking Milk 


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