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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!  

September 30, 2013

...Mathematics—the extreme example of the formalization of thinking—renounces thinking about what is at stake. The mental economics of mathematics might be good for industry, but not for reasoning about institutions, development, justice, equality, happiness: “…the statement that justice and freedom are better in themselves than injustice and oppression is scientifically unverifiable and useless,” complained Horkheimer, for whom the result of this suicidal change of direction in reason is a spiritual impoverishment, a constant dumbing down....  

Reality check: are we promoting the mathematics which is rebuked above? Should we redefine mathematics?


For homeowners, home buyers, and others.
HUD certified counselors, legal and tax professionals will provide information on how to prevent foreclosure and avoid modification scams. MHDC will present your possible options. Tuesday, October 1, 2013, and Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. To RSVP, contact MHDC at 323.722.3955 or // Comedy-night fundraiser, Friday, October 4, at Stevens Steakhouse in Commerce. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, 323.722.3955.

How I might finally learn something about plants.
Workshop about community gardening. Saturday, October 5, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Holifield Park on Greenwood Avenue, south of Washington Boulevard. // Saturday, October 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., "Community Beautification Day”, Reggie Rodriguez Park, near Mines Avenue and Bluff Road. For more information, Montebello City Community Services Coordinators, Nadine Hernandez (323) 887-1200 x558 and Crystal Jaimez (323) 887-1200 x552. 

Our sister-city program.
        ... Our Montebello Sister City Association will meet on October 9th, 7:00 pm, and we will have 2013 Montebello Student Ambassadors and Host Families report. We will then begin planning for the 50th anniversary of the Montebello-Ashiya Student Ambassador Exchange Program! Please calendar the October 9th meeting, at City Hall.  From an e-mail dated August 27, 2013. For more information,

The Montebello Historical Society.       ... 2013 “Evening in Italy” on Thursday October 17, 2013. Since this fund raiser supports the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Historic Site and Museum and community programs, we value everyone's kind assistance. We are also looking for additional raffle prizes.  Tickets are now available for a $25.00 donation. Please contact Gary Brougher at (323) 721-8779 for further information. Tickets will be gladly delivered to local addresses. ...


Is this something which Montebello can emulate? 
"RAPID RE(F)USE: Could New York City Be Rebuilt from Its Own Trash?", 

"Matt Hope's 'Breathing Bike' Creates Clean Air in Polluted Beijing as it Rides" 

"The AquaFarm Is a Fish Tank and Food Garden for the Countertop" 

Should we try this in Montebello?
  "A New System Turns Compost Back Into Fresh Produce", 

"LittleBits Bring Creative Electronic Building to a Kid-Friendly Level" 

"9 Year-Old Girl Creates 'Make a Stand Lemon-aid' & Donates Half of Profits to Help End Child Slavery" 

"Africa's First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria" 

"A Watch That Tells You The Time Just By Feeling" 

"The Best Skills To List On A Tech Resume, Ranked By Salary Value In Dollars" 

"'Prescription' Tattoos Could Monitor Blood-Glucose Levels in Diabetics"  

"How to Find Your Vocation" 

Looking for a side business? 
"Anatomy Tees Redux", 

"Bible Map" 

"Smart Streets Soon Will Know You're Walking On Them" 

"Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food" 

"Crowdfund for Education!"  


"Can You Really Trust TV Ads?" 

"For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live" 

... Our scientists reviewed the available safety and efficacy data of repellent chemicals in virtually every bug repellent for sale in the U.S. They highlighted four ingredients as top picks.  Click here to see EWG's brand new Guide to Bug Repellents and choose which bug repellent is right for you and your family.       ... From an e-newsletter of the Environmental Working Group, July 19, 2013, 

"The Diet Switch You Need to Make"  // "Safe Grilling Tips"  

"Overuse of Smartphones Can Cause Slipped Discs" 


About Inspire! and “My Montebello”

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