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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

April 15, 2014

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. Steve Jobs

Can creativity be taught in school, in the workplace?



From the City of Montebello. 
In an effort to improve the City of Montebello's Dial-A-Taxi service, a Swipe Card system is being implemented. The new Swipe Card will replace the coupons currently used. ...       For more information, call 323.558.1625, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recycle e-waste.  In order to create a cleaner environment for our community, the Montebello Chamber of Commerce and City of Montebello are hosting an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling collection event on Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, in the parking lot at city hall, 1600 West Beverly Boulevard, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ... For more detailed information on the event, or qualified e-products, call the Montebello Chamber of Commerce, (323) 721-1153. // 2014 Montebello Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. ... April 25, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. ...       From Spotlight on Montebello, February, 2014.

Dear Colleagues, Please go to our Montebello Sister City website for our new posting on the 2014 Ashiya Student Ambassadors. Go to  . All members of Montebello-Ashiya Sister City Association and our friends in the City of Montebello can see the photos and read the "greetings" from Naoshi Yamazaki and Natsu Hirano, the 2014 Ashiya Ambassadors. My thanks to Daniel Gonzales III, our Web Master, for once again providing the tech support.
  Carlos Manuel Haro, Ph.D., President of the Montebello-Ashiya Sister City Association

Around Montebello.
“Montebello Rotary Club Celebrates 90 Years of Service” // “Montebello Lions Club Canned Food Drive; Can We Count on You?”, 909.598.0554 // “Sorooptimist Sixth Annual 'Go Red for Women' Walk”, ... to bring awareness of the number one killer of women in the United States [heart attacks] ... // “OLMM School Celebrates Cinco de Mayo at 37th Spring Festival May 2-4” // “Armenian Mesrobian School Receives Glowing Review from Western Association of Schools and Colleges” // Composer and conductor Greg Hosharian [a Montebello resident] took the stage March 9 at the Herbert Zipper Concert Hall, conducting his powerful Armenian Pops Orchestra in “Traditions, an Evening of Symphonic Interpretations of Timeless Melodies” ... // From Spotlight on Montebello, April, 2014

The recent earthquakes in Orange, Los Angeles and Napa Counties remind us all of the importance of being fully prepared for natural disasters. The Department of Homeland Security and FEMA have put together some helpful tips on what to do before, during and after an earthquake to help protect you and your family. ... 
      From an e-mail from US Senator Barbara Boxer dated April 8, 2014. For more information, 



How Coach Kevin Ollie Led Uconn to a Cinderella Comeback Season  

What to do to avoid a water shortage.
  According to the EPA, the toilet is the largest consumer of water inside the home, responsible for 30% of indoor water usage. ... The Tap-n-Flush (you can win one by entering the contest below) converts any toilet into dual flush regardless of the toilets age [even new ones], at a fraction of replacement costs. Plus, it can be installed without tools. ...  

Craft Works: Engineer Your Way to Rock Stardom with the LittleBits Synth Kit  

Ireland’s “Underwater Kite” Turns Ocean Currents into Clean Energy 

Latin Americans Combat Crime with Smartphones and Social Media 

The 5 Stages of a Breakthrough Idea 

New Study Finds Gaming Helps Children Learn 'Ethical Decision Making' 

The Coolest Cubicles in the World 

Russian Subways Now Accept Squats for Payment  

Infographic: How Architecture Can Save Your Life. 
      ... maybe not all buildings benefit from an elevator: people who climb at least twenty floors per week have a 20% lower risk of stroke or death than elevator-goers. ...  

Calling all inventors. "Quirky Lands $79 Million in Funding", 

I would love it if this kind of creativity came out of Montebello.
"BMW Solves L.A.'s Traffic Problem: Self-Driving Submarines on the L.A. River", 

8 Innovative Emergency Shelter Designs for When Disaster Hits 

Google to Help Build 6 More Solar Power Plants 

MillionTreesNYC Plants Its 800,000th Tree at Governors Island Park 



Superfoods are so named because of their unparalleled concentrations of essential nutrient groups: ... 1. Spirulina ... 2. Royal Jelly ... 3. Bee Pollen ... 

Chow Down, Live Longer! 

The Truth about Herbal Supplements 

New Heart Scans Could Identify Those at Highest Risk of Attack 

Gun Violence in PG-13 Films Tops Level in R-rated Movies 

Alzheimer's Patients' Brains Boosted by Belting out "Sound of Music" 

Exercise during Pregnancy Gives Babies' Brains a Boost,0,4976601.story 

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