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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!  

June 15, 2013

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin

What has kept our Constitution going for over two hundred years? Has it always been a happy time? If not, how has the Constitution survived? Have there been influences from outside the Constitution which have kept it alive, like divine intervention or the wealth of America's land to keep people happy and agreeable?



At our library. Teen Advisory Board - Sat. June 15 2 - 3 p.m. Game Day - Tues. June 18 4 - 5 p.m. Leave No Trace - Sat. June 29 3 - 4 p.m. Learn to Be Green - Want to help the environment? Find out how. For more information, 323.722.6551 and ask for Librarian Beth Krupshaw.

"'MHDC Youth' Presents 'Youth Money Smart Workshop'".  Thursday, June 20, 2013, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ever wonder where your money goes? Looking to save money for a rainy day? Want to start saving for the next "must have"? This workshop is designed to take you step by step in the process of getting a bank account and maintaining it. There will be opportunity to open a bank account on site. ...       To be held at the offices of Montebello Housing Development Corporation. RSVP 323.722.3955.

At the Quiet Cannon. The Rio Hondo Chapter of the American Red Cross is honoring people who have made a difference in their community at its annual Hometown Heroes Awards Ceremony, June 27 at Quiet Cannon in Montebello. ... Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Lupita Garza at (562) 945-3944 or From Spotlight on Montebello, June, 2013.

Betty Boop. Applications are being accepted for the 22nd annual Betty Boop Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 20. Young girls ages newborn to five years are invited to compete for the Baby Betty Boop Look-a-Like Title. ... For complete contest information, call (323) 728-2728, visit, Facebook "Betty Boop Festival".  From Spotlight on Montebello, June, 2013.

The future is bilingual, even trilingual. The Montebello Unified School District is now accepting registration for Dual Language Enrichment Programs that will support the academic growth and development of both students who are English proficient and students who are still learning English. ... The Dual Language Enrichment Program is available at La Merced Elementary, Winter Gardens Elementary and La Merced Intermediate schools. ...       From Spotlight on Montebello, June, 2013.



Should we invite him to give a talk in Montebello?
“The Inventor”,  

“How We Can Pedal, Crank, Dance, and Walk to Create Electricity”  

“Biodegradable Wooden Lego Bricks Stack Up to Sustainable Play”  

“iPads as Cash Registers Are About to Go From Novelty to Norm”  

Wow. “Fluorescent Dye Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency by a Whopping 38 Percent”,  

Can this be a replacement for fireworks?
  “Antonin Fourneau's 'Water Light Graffiti': LEDs Activated by H2O”, 

What do we need to make Montebello into a home for inventors?
  “The Window Socket, A Portable Solar-Powered Electrical Socket That Affixes to Windows”,  

“The Wearable, Implantable, Personalized Future of Medicine”  

“Kinetic Energy Floors Convert Sweet Dance Moves into Power”  

This is far out. “MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group's 'Smarter Objects' Interface Design”,  

“Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You to Live without Breathing”  

“200-Year-Old Device Makes Comeback with Kickstarter's Help”  

“Patagonia Launches a Venture Fund for Environmentally Responsible Startups”  

How big is your backyard?
  “Airlounge Inflatable Seating”,  

“This (Theoretical) House Is Entirely Powered by Exercise”  

“Glowing Plant Project Creates Bioluminescent Plants for Natural Lighting”  

“Findables Case Turns Your Entire Smartphone into a Business Card”  

“How the Voice-Controlled Future Will Change Education Forever”  



“How to Recognize and Respond to a Natural Gas Leak”  

“Markers Indicate Most Major Pipelines near You”  

"Mental Illness in Youth: a Common Struggle",0,2644478.story  

Whom do you believe?  On May 28, I was at an Armenian function in Glendale. Sheriff Lee Baca, who is seventy-one, showed up. "Hello, Sheriff, are you still running?" His answer was that he had done a 5K the day before. "How about the knees?" He took out his business card, wrote "glucosamine" on the back, and gave it to me. How memorable is that?

About Inspire! and “My Montebello”

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