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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!  

December 15, 2013

Refusing to accept anything less than the specific job you trained for (or the one you feel you deserve) means that you are stuck waiting for the world to provide for you. That’s a recipe for frustration and financial ruin. ...
“How Not to Make Your Parents’ Money Mistakes”  

Useful advice for college graduates contending with our economy?


Montebello-Ashiya Sister City Association Christmas social and election of officers.
All are invited. Sunday, December 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, .

At our library.
“Santa's Workshop: Open House”. What are the elves reading? How to make cards and presents for family and friends. Tuesday, December 17, 6 – 7:30 p.m. // “Toddler Story Time”, Wednesday, December 18, 10 a.m. Stories, rhymes, music, play. For more information, 323.722.6551.

... many Californians will be moved off their current policies because their plans don't meet the minimum coverage benefits of the Affordable Care Act. To help these transitioning enrollees, a special customer care unit has been established. The hotline, (855) 857-0445, will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...       From an e-mail from Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, December 6, 2013.

Helping the less fortunate.  
     ... The Gas Assistance Fund enables local nonprofit agencies to provide emergency bill payment assistance to seniors, disabled individuals or newly unemployed with a one-time grant for the amount of their gas bill (not to exceed $100). The Gas Assistance Fund doubles the effect of your donations through matching shareholder contributions. If you donate $25, then shareholders will also donate $25. ...       From an e-mail from Southern California Gas, December 13, 2013.


Make Your Own Lighthearted Lego Ornaments This Holiday Season  

14 Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Alternatives to Green Your Holidays  

SFO Joins Other Airports In Welcoming Therapy Dogs To Relieve Stressed Holiday Travelers 

13-Year-Old Makes Solar Power Breakthrough by Harnessing the Fibonacci Sequence 

Roseville Girls Look to Help Santa Cruz Teen Pay for a Heart Transplant 

North America’s Largest Urban Orchard Transforms an Old Gas Station in Downtown Vancouver 

CDC: Hard-hitting anti-smoking ads save lives 

How Video Games Will Make Individualized Learning Possible 

How The "Made In NY" Media Center Will Connect Filmmakers and Entrepreneurs 

The 10 Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Sustainability 

Bicycle Donation Program Gets Orphans in Kenya Up and Riding,0,5860133.story 

50 Creative Ideas to Make Better Cities, Presented pn Gorgeously Designed Posters  

Phonebloks: Modular Phone Snaps Together Like LEGO Bricks So You Never Have to Throw It Away 

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits of the Super Successful 

15 Things Inspiring Leaders Do Differently 

Bike Sharing Programs Transform Transportation in Cities 

Entrepreneurship for Artists and Other New Business-School Trends 

Eco Chic: This Fashion Line Generates No Waste  

A resource for our youth: free tutoring. 

I wonder what our schools would do with this.
“Welcome to Our 'Hour of Code'!”,  


Can a Video Game Rejuvenate an Elderly Brain?  

Are we missing something important?       ... For some reason, the mainstream media continue to ignore research showing the astounding success of using vitamin D supplementation to prevent flu and colds in the first place. Instead, they have focused their reports on vaccines and the pharmaceutical industry’s efforts at developing silver-bullet antiviral medications that can be produced by the hundreds of millions of doses and fed to the public. ...  

Measles Cases Spiked in 2013, US Health Experts Warn 

5 Delicious Winter Superfoods to Try Now 

5 All Natural Flu Remedies For Babies and Kids 

The 10 Happiest Countries in the World, and Why We're Not One of Them 

8 Ways Violent Games Are Bad for Your Kids  

Researchers: Regular Bedtimes Lead to Better Behaved Kids,0,4572328.story  


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