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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

March 15, 2014 

... I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition [Robinson Crusoe stranded alone on an island], and less upon the dark side, and to consider what I enjoyed, rather than what I wanted: and this gave me sometimes such secret comforts, that I cannot express them; and which I take notice of here, to put those discontented people in mind of it, who cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them, because they see and covet something that he has not given them. All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have. ... 
Excerpted from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Words of wisdom regardless of one's faith?


Memorial service.  Alan Bushaw, a long-time Montebello resident who graduated from Montebello High in the mid-Thirties, passed away  in February at age 96.  The public is welcome to the memorial service, to be held at St. Benedict Church, 1022 West Cleveland Avenue, Montebello, at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Many events. There is now a page at the “My Montebello” Web site for institution and organization monthly and quarterly calendars, .  Have a calendar? Let me know.

From a Montebello resident, March 4, 2014.
Since we live at the very top of [a street in the La Merced area], we have dealt with coyotes for nearly 50 years. What I have noticed over the years is the lack of small animals for them to eat. We used to see lots of rabbits, snakes and mice. Now these small animals have disappeared and I believe the coyotes are in search of food. The coyotes have dug a hole under the fence by our house and that is their escape route. I have heard from other people that the coyotes have attacked dogs and cats all the way down as far as Whittier Blvd. The owners of the hill need to do something about this like planting cactus along the fence or place sandbags like they did in one spot. I hear the coyotes howling every now and then and it sounds like a very large pack. People need to keep their small animals indoors and be careful when small children are playing outside. I don't think they would ever attack an adult but caution is the word of the day. More information about coyotes,  

Montebello-Ashiya Sister City Association. 
      ... General Membership Meeting, March 26, 2014 at 7:00pm, City Hall Staff Lounge. The Sister City website provides valuable information on the Montebello Sister City Association along with a gallery of videos on the 50th anniversary trip to Ashiya, Japan, and slideshows by past student ambassadors. There is now a link from the Montebello City website to the Sister City website. Visit the website at: 


Like a Good Neighbor ... 

Electric School Bus Idea Set to Debut in California 

Hovenring, a Flying Saucer Bike Bridge in the Netherlands 

Billions of Earth-Like Planets Exist, Scientists Say 

Plastic Bag Charge or Ban 'Could Cut Use in Europe by 80%' 

The Shoot:  How to Make a Film in Six Days 

O.C. May Create Map Showing Dangerous, Vicious Dogs,0,4059477.story 

Health Maintenance Need Not Be Expensive. “9 Great Bikes on a Budget”  

Brain Games: 3 Easy, Scientifically Proven Ways to Train Yourself Smarter 

Can we be inspired by an unhappy recounting of history? 

"'Secret' WWI Diary Paints 'Vivid and Visceral' Picture", 

If I needed a reason to get out of the house.

Awesome Old School Map Shows Native American Villages, Waterways and Gold Mines In L.A.: LAist, 

Wind Turbine Placement Study Yields Staggering Results 

Help or hindrance to creative writing?

"The 5 Best Free Word Processors", 

Five Reasons the Fashion Industry is Greening Its Act  

IKEA Partners with Customers to Sell Used Furniture in Virtual Flea Market 

More Bikes Were Sold Than Cars Last Year in 23 European Countries!  

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It's Probably a Bad Idea to Resolve Arguments via Text, Science Says 

HOW TO: Make Aloe Vera Toothpaste  

Cardiovascular disease steadfastly remains the number-one killer of men and women in the US. It now accounts for over 50 percent of all deaths. But over 100 years ago, cardiovascular disease was responsible for only 15 percent of deaths. One of the reasons for this dramatic increase in cardiovascular disease has to do with our diet—specifically the kind of fat we eat. ... // ... Commonly, low back pain is caused by overuse, strain, injury, aging, and chronic conditions like arthritis or osteoporosis. However, in my experience, I've found that there are two other major—and often overlooked—causes of low back pain: * Over-Acidity in the Body * Poor Sleeping Position ...  

Kraft Removing Yellow Artificial Food Dyes from Some Mac and Cheese  

US Kids Missing Out on HPV Vaccine, CDC and Doctors Say  

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