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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!  

December 31, 2013

A meaningful 2014 to everyone as we try to make sense of life.

... I mention these specific skills - leadership, coding, entrepreneurship - because they all have something in common: they are highly prized in contemporary work environments but their importance is not proportionately reflected in school curricula. ...  


At our library.   
    ...Wed. Jan. 8 Children's Winter Break Fun and Games 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.;   Thur. Jan. 9 Children's Winter Break Fun and Games 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.;  Tues. Jan. 14 Adult Book Club discusses "Forgotten Garden" 6:30 p.m.;  Wed. Jan. 15 Toddler Storytime - 10 a.m.;  Wed. Jan. 15 Adult Sack Lunch and Storytime 12:30 p.m. ...       For more information, 323.722.6551.

Interesting contest.       ... Have you ever been in a situation and thought "There ought to be a law?" Share your ideas with me. Now is your chance! For the first time, my office is holding a "There Ought to be a Law" contest for residents of the 58th Assembly District. This is your chance to submit ideas and proposals for a new state law! Entries can touch on a wide range of issues that can be addressed by legislation and will improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the state of California. Applications can be submitted online and are due by Friday, January 17, 2013. The contest is open to residents of the 58th Assembly District and people of all ages are encouraged to enter. I highly encourage high school and college students to participate. Please visit my website for contest details and application. ...       From an e-mail from Assemblymember Garcia, December 17, 2013.

Should we create a city-wide “New Year's resolutions” party?
Here are possible topics:  "INFOGRAPHIC: The Cost of Food Waste", 


What a fine way to greet the new year.
       ... HyperSolar magnifying film can increase solar panel efficiency by up to 300%, making solar competitive with fossil fuels. ...  

Habitat for Humanity to Reuse Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Build Homes for Those in Need  

An Ingenious Adjustable Desk That Could Extend Your Life 

10 Lessons For Design-Driven Success 

The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers 

5 Ways A Radically New Way To 3-D Print Could Change The World  

Pacsafe Bag Protector 

Meet The Entrepreneur Who Wants To Disrupt Western Union And Fix A Half-Trillion Dollar Economy  

Former Trader Joe's Exec Launches New Store Selling Expired Food 

This Is What Happens When You Teach High School Students To Code  

XploreAir Paravelo: World’s First Flying Bicycle Lifts Off the Ground 

Foot Cream Kills HIV by Tricking Cells to Commit Suicide  

Ericsson Aims to Bring Cell Signal Everywhere, One Dot at a Time 

Welcome to the Residential Solar Revolution 

George W. Bush’s Library Earns ‘Climate Hero Award’ 

Indiana Teens Built an Amazing 849 MPG Car Named Elroy 

Kickstarting: a Wi-Fi-Connected Light Socket Connects Any Bulb to Your iPhone 

Park(ing) Day Creates Tiny Green Spaces throughout the Asphalt Jungle 

“Year in Rap 2013.”  


Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings  

12 Easy Resolutions for a Healthier Home 

CDC: "We Will Soon Be In A Post-Antibiotic Era" 

Sugar Is 'Addictive and the Most Dangerous Drug of the Times'

Soft drinks should carry tobacco-style warnings that sugar is highly addictive and dangerous, a senior Dutch health official has warned. 

... Many companies are reformulating their products to remove formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, like DMDM Hydantoin, and four parabens linked to endocrine disruption. But Revlon and L'Oreal are holding on to their current formulations and leaving their customers at risk. ...       From an e-mail from the Environmental Working Group, September 30, 2013 

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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