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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!  

January 15, 2014

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

On occasion, as in the “swift boat” controversy which hounded Presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004, we find that the American public becomes resentful of, if not indignant over, fraud, be that fraud imagined or real.


At our library.       ... Sat., Jan. 18, Teen Advisory Board Meeting 4 p.m.;  Wed., Jan. 22, Toddler Story Time 10 a.m.;  Wed., Jan. 22, adult program, "Manage your Medication";  Sat., Jan. 25, Children's Open House "Chinese New Year", 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.;  Wed., Jan 29, Toddler Story Time 10 a.m. ...       For more information, 323.722.6551.
For those looking for a turnkey project in February (Children's Dental Health Month): America's Tooth Fairy has partnered with Walmart to host "Smile Drives" at 3,900 stores. Each store will have an oral health display and collection box for toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and rinse. Schools, youth groups, and other organizations have the opportunity to either a) receive the donations, or b) be the distributor for the donations in their community. Students/Teachers/Advisors can "adopt" Walmarts here: ... 

Looking for sister-city ambassadors.
       ... The search for 2014 Montebello student ambassadors has officially begun. Once again we would like to remind you to spread the word about our program. If you know of any eligible high school students residing in Montebello please let them know about this great opportunity and give them the application. The 2014 student ambassador application is attached and available online at . The Sister City website is loaded with information and provides several videos and slideshows by past Montebello Ambassadors. Interested students can download the 2014 application and complete the form for submission. Only original signed forms can be accepted. Questions regarding the application and selection process can be addressed to Ms. Lydia Glasman, Chairperson of the Student Ambassador Committee at (323) 724-4480. The student ambassador application deadline is Thursday, March 6, 2014. ...


Should Montebello have “pocket parks”?
  If so, would we buy up corner properties for these parks? 
"L.A.'s Pocket Parks Are Flourishing, Supporters Say",,0,4422058.story  

Self-Assembling Robots Will Blow Your Mind  

MIT, Harvard Scientists Accidentally Create Real-life Lightsaber  

An important point. Sometimes a breakthrough comes from an improvement on an idea instead of an original idea.
  "A Different Kind of Bike Share Lets You Lock Your Bike Wherever You Want",  

New Hope for Treating Cancer?
  Patterns Seen in 12 Types of Tumors,0,7310104.story  

Want to Make Your Classroom Better? Try Design Thinking  

IndoorAtlas Hopes to Unlock the "Holy Grail of Advertising" with Magnetic-Field Mapping  

Think Like MacGyver:  Creative Resilience in the 'Developing World'  

iPhone Case Lets You Charge Your Device by Hand  

Could Simple Things Like Stretching, Smiling, and Sitting Up Actually Make You Work Better?  

Solar PV Cell Cost Has Decreased an Incredible 99% since 1977  


3 Weird Things Breakfast Does to Your Brain  

One way to trim belly fat.  

The Skinny on Healthy Cooking Oils      

A step in the right direction, but the journey is not over.
  "McDonald's Says Bye-Bye to Sugary Sodas in Happy Meals",  

The Fruit That Improves Your Cholesterol  

... Thousands of people in this country are going permanently blind due to regular aspirin use and no one seems to be the least bit concerned about it. ...  // 
Recommendations for Healthy Vision,  // What Causes Back Pain?,  

How Healthcare Can Work When It Is a Right, Not a Privilege,0,1359951.column  

Take a Few Minutes to Change the Way You Think about Health  

Older, Healthier and Working: Britons Say No to Retirement  

The Super Simple Way to Protect against Stroke  

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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