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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!  

August 15, 2013

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.

Norman Cousins 

How do we avoid this death?


Concerts in the park. Free concerts at the City Park bandshell. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15, Bumptown; Thursday, August 22, Susie Hansen Latin Band; Thursday, August 29, the Wiseguys. For more information, 323.887.4540.

Dia de los Muertos and zombie makeup classes.
At Heavenly Choice, 534 North Montebello Boulevard. Sunday, August 18, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, August 21, 7 p.m. For more information, 323.728.2728.

Goings-on at MHDC. MHDC MENTORS WORKSHOP, "Stencil Making", Thursday, August 22, 2013, 5 PM to 7 PM, program recommended for ages 13 to 25, RSVP by phone, 323.722.3955, or email  // REALTOR PARTNER PROGRAM, information session, Thursday, August 22, 2013, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, RSVP by phone, 323.722.3955, or email  

Montebello-Ashiya Sister Cities Association.        ... August 17, Saturday, picnic at the home of Mrs. Linda McIntosh.  Meet the Ashiya Student Ambassadors. // August 19, Monday, bus to LAX to welcome back Montebello Student Ambassadors Christina Gonzales and David Delgado. // Bid farewell to the Ashiya Ambassadors, Marie Yano & Takayoshi Okuda, Sunday, August 25, at the Quiet Cannon, 12:00 — 4:00 pm.  Sayonara Event. Lunch - Entertainment - Raffle – Auction. ...       For more information, Mrs. Gloria Haro,, (323) 722-1383.

Our loss. Dr. Eugene Richard Odou, M.d., 39, of Montebello, California, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, June 24, 2013, from natural causes. ... Dr. Gene continued practicing medicine up until just last August. ... Beverly Hospital had documented over 8,000 babies delivered by Dr. Gene. ... He and his brother Bruce flew several mercy missions into Latin American countries bringing patients into Montebello to perform lifesaving surgeries at their own expense. He and Bibbie [wife] were actively involved with the Montebello Sister city Association and Ashiya, Japan, hosting many student ambassadors over the years. He also organized many fund riasing activities. He regularly supported Salerni Colligium and Beverly Hospital among many others. ...       From Spotlight on Montebello, August, 2013.


“5 Habits of the Most Creative People”  

“The World's Longest LEGO Railway is Awarded the Guinness World Record”  

“16-Year-Old Student Uses Fruit Flies to Investigate Benefits of Organic Produce”  

"Sparki - The Easy Robot for Everyone!"  

"Are You a Sheep or Sheepdog? Part I"  

“Best Beginner Telescope: Celestron FirstScope”  

“Apple Unveils MacBook Air with All-Day Battery Life”  

“Qatar's Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup”  

“New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete”  

“Sony, Lego Team Up to Create Programmable, Interactive Lego Bricks” 

6 of the World's Coolest Green Playgrounds  

“Online Universities: It's Time for Teachers to Join the Revolution”  

“Lessons from My Father: Thinking Like an Entrepreneur in Everyday Life”  

“L.A. School Board OKs $30 Million for Apple iPads”,0,6957151.story  

“Your Door Is about to Get Clever: 5 Smart Locks Compared”  

“Redesigning Abandoned Storefronts to Keep Neighborhoods Vibrant”  

“ARKYD: a Space Telescope for Everyone by Planetary Resources”  

“How Hurricane Sandy Brought 21st Century Design to NYC’s Beaches”  

"The 8 Steps to Creating a Great Storyboard"  

"IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing"  

"Dogchitecture: Mexican Designers Create Amazing Architectural Homes for Dogs"  


Interesting way to make an impression.
“Pregnant Boys Belly Up to Responsibility in Chicago’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign”,  

So, are soft drinks a form of birth control?
As men age, lower testosterone levels become a concern. Many men may think that this is just a consequence of growing older and there's not much that can be done. But that's not entirely true at all. In fact, a recent study found that testosterone levels are actually linked to blood sugar levels, and that consuming sugar cuts the levels of circulating testosterone in the blood significantly. ...  

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