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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!  

May 31, 2013

There was never a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin

Never a bad peace?  How about, for example, the terms placed on Germany after it lost World War One?



E-waste recycling. Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montebello City Hall. The City of Montebello has partnered with Boy Scout Troop 330 by sponsoring a community e-waste event for Montebello residents and businesses. This event will provide a free and easy way for you to recycle your outdated and unwanted electronic waste through a State approved electronics recycler. ...       To know which e-waste will be accepted, contact 323.887.1200, extension 450.

Montebello-Ashiya Sister City Association.
The Montebello-Ashiya Sister City Affiliation Association is scheduled to have a yard/garage sale fund raising event on Saturday, June 8, 2013. ... Donate your items by Wednesday, June 5. Contact Gloria Haro at (323) 722-1383 to deliver your items to be sold at the garage sale. ... We will also need volunteers to sell items. Please e-mail or call Gloria to inform her that you will be able to help. ... 9:00 AM – 4:00PM, 705 W. Avenida de la Merced, Montebello. // To All Sister City Association Members and Friends, Visit the Montebello-Ashiya Sister City website to meet the Montebello Student Ambassadors going to Ashiya, Japan, and the Ashiya Student Ambassadors who are coming to visit Montebello this summer. There are photos of the installation of the 2013 Montebello Ambassadors Christina Gonzales, David Delgado and Brianna Gallegos. ... The next meeting of the sister city association is Wednesday, June 12, 7:00pm, in the staff lounge of Montebello City Hall. The agenda will focus on finalizing the calendar of activities and hosting schedule for the August student ambassador exchange program. ...

At Beverly Hospital.  Our hospital has much going on in June: driver-safety program; a talk on diabetes and gastroparesis; a talk on nutrition and osteoporosis; maternity classes for expectant mothers and new mothers, including infant CPR and bonding with babies; free blood-pressure screenings; four different exercise classes; a movie; bereavement and caregiver support groups, including one for Alzheimer's and dementia.  Go to or call 323.725.4382 for details.

Free admission to children's day at the Sanchez Adobe.
Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old-time games, crafts—including making your own butter, treasure hunt. Bring your lunch; there are picnic tables. 946 North Adobe Avenue, Montebello. For more information, 323.721.8779, 323.721.3479.


“Buying a Tie for Father’s Day? One Word of Advice: Don’t.”  

Can the US military be a customer of Montebello businesses?
  “US Army Rolling Out $7B Renewable Energy Buy”,  

How might the greening of Montebello make our community a better place to live? 
“Africa Aims To Combat The Effects Of Climate Change By Greening The Desert”,  

“A Wooden Bike You Assemble Like IKEA Furniture”  

“Hyundai Unveils Flying Electric Car for Congested Cities”  

“MIT Developing Floating Wind Turbines That Produce Power Even When There's No Wind”  

“ÖKO’s NASA Filtration Bottle Turns Sickly Soda into Drinkable Water”  

“This Bike Seat Turns Into a Tire Pump”  

“6 Ways to Grow Edibles in Small Places”   


An alarming claim. Should this be fact-checked immediately? What should we do if the claim be found true?
       ... Toxic chemicals are everywhere. Not long ago, EWG research detected 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborns. Of that total, 180 are known to cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. The system that is supposed to protect us against toxic chemicals is profoundly broken. We need your help to make sure that policymakers don't cut a bad deal with chemical companies that will compromise our health. ...       Excerpted from an e-mail from the Environmental Working Group, May 23, 2013.

How concerned should we be
?       ... Superbugs are invading America's grocery stores - and ending up in the food we buy.  Which foods, you ask? I was wondering the same thing, so I asked EWG's researchers to do an analysis of government data on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in raw meat - and I think you should know the worst offenders ... Factory farms and industrial livestock producers routinely give healthy animals unnecessary antibiotics to get them to slaughter faster or prevent infection in crowded, stressful and often unsanitary living conditions. This misuse of antibiotics is one of the leading causes of superbugs in meat. ...       Excerpted from an e-mail from the Environmental Working Group, May 14, 2013.

This sounds interesting. 
"Stomach Exercises to Benefit the Heart”,  

This article should be priority reading.  “Is That Bug Spray Worth Your Health?”,  

Living after a Heart Attack”  

“News Is Bad for You – and Giving Up Reading It Will Make You Happier”. 
News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether ...  

“Want to Be Happy? Live Near a Park”  

A bad moon rising? Are we going to medicate more children? 
“Psychology Guide Risks 'Diagnostic Inflation'”, 

About Inspire! and “My Montebello”

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