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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

June 30, 2014

It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare. Mark Twain

Do you think that this curiosity would exist today?


Many events.
There is now a page at the “My Montebello” Web site for institution and organization monthly and quarterly calendars.  Wish to know what is happening in Montebello?  Take a look at .  Have a calendar? Let me know at .

Did you know?
You probably received a copy of the 2013 annual water quality report if you are a customer of Montebello Land and Water Company. My eyes oftentimes glaze over when looking at information necessitating some thought, but this time I took a few minutes to read the background to the report and understood the report. A call went to the company to pose questions. Give that the company's water comes from wells, our tap water appears to be of good quality. We can improve the quality if we substitute modern plumbing for lead pipes in older houses. The company does not put fluoride into our tap water.

Should this not be a Montebello event?
“Football Fever Inspires Free 'Just Play' Kickabouts”,  

Spread the word.
The National Youth Leadership Council is seeking qualified young leaders between the ages of 14–21 to serve on its Youth Advisory Council for a two-year term from 2014–2016. The YAC is a team of young servant-leaders recognized for their dedication to promoting youth leadership, service-learning, and educational achievement for all. The YAC advises NYLC on its programming and brings a valuable youth perspective to the organization's work. We are accepting applications from any youth who have participated in one or more NYLC event or program (including the National Service-Learning Conference®, National Youth Leadership Training, Project Ignition, NYLC Board of Directors, or trainings provided by NYLC staff). Please forward this opportunity to qualified youth with whom you serve. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2014. To learn more about the YAC and apply, visit: ...       From an e-mail from the National Youth Leadership Council, June 25, 2014


Is Montebello missing an opportunity, given that we have a home-grown solar company here? 
"California to Approve $415M for Behind-the-Meter Storage, Fuel Cells, Wind and Turbines",  

A College Major Matters Even More in a Recession  

Something we could use more of in Montebello's schools?
"The Key to Happiness? Entrepreneurship, Duh", 
A new report finds that women business owners are happier than male entrepreneurs--and they're all happier than those with corporate jobs.  

Speaking of a man-made earthquake. 
"Elon Musk's Patent Move Made Him the King of Social Last Week",  

5 Inspirational Quotes from Obama's UC Irvine Graduation Speech 

Steve Ballmer to New Grads: 'I, Too, Don't Know What I'm Doing' 

5 Tips for Creating Playful Places in Your Town 

The Astroscan Telescope 

Good Times: Share Your Art about Celebrations 

Urban Schools Aim for Environmental Revolution 

Answer This: How Can You Get Involved in Your Local School's Community? 

Idea is good, title is misleading. 
"Restaurants Using Receipts to Shame Diners into Eating Healthier", 

This Is How a Football Is Stitched and Laced by Hand, As…  

Lithuanian Man Breaks World Record for Most Cars Pulled by an Individual 

Take a Seat on the Ergonomically Correct Toilet of the Future  

10 Landscape Design Projects That Turn Damaged and Neglected Spaces into Healthy, Beautiful Environments 

Sony Patents "Smart Wig" 


Fat Does Not Make You Fat  

Energy Drinks Affect Heart Function, Says Study  

Another reason not to drink soda? 
"Soda of Future Designed to Trick Taste Buds into Sweet Submission

Fat and Healthy Is a Myth, New Study Says,0,5532717.story#ixzz2mPxbcYKR 

Eating Wilder Foods for a Healthier Diet  

Perfect Potato Salad  

New Study May Explain Why Stress Can Cause Heart Attacks  

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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