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Montebello, CA

Why Did a Few Montebello Leaders Attend Expensive Contrac...

These sort of records are available online in many local cities. For example, if you do work for the city of Downey as a supplier, both the invoice and the check issued as payment are visible on Downey's website. One problem facing the city is their outdated servers, and the other is the lack of employees in the nearly deserted city hall to scan and insert the files. (Walk along the north side of the city hall and look at all the empty offices visible through the windows if you doubt). Also, why should a resident, or anyone else, have to make a formal PRA to see public documents about public officials. Because of the long-standing tradition of 'Everything's a Secret' in Montebello, transparency in the City of Montebello is virtually non-existent.  (Saturday Jun 27 | post #3)

Montebello, CA

Number of adults with asthma in San Gabriel Valley rising

The planning commission meeting or the last city council meeting was where the beverly foundation guy said it. If you google "norm witt indian remains" you get the 1996 story. With more Indian remains certainly in the Hills, especially buried around the original Mission San Gabriel site, can the local Indians look forward to more midnight transfers of remains to whomever comes to claim them?  (Thursday Jun 25 | post #4)

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Montebello City Council votes 4-1 to approve Montebello h...

Does that stellar advice also apply to the 2 councilmembers who live in their mom's houses? About 85 - 95% of the voters of Montebello actually care about our city, and will act to defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As to the rest, Benedict Arnold appears to have a few modern followers.  (Thursday Jun 25 | post #26)

Montebello, CA

Montebello City Council votes 4-1 to approve Montebello h...

I agree that it is difficult to tell from the drawings and diagrams. Keep in mind that some of what are shown are islands with trees and brush, not parking spots, and there will have to be some handicapped spots, and all that takes up space. That is how I got the 25 estimate. If you assume the drawings showing landscaped islands are incorrect, and there aren't any landscaped islands, and every space in the overhead diagrams are parking, then you get about 38 spots.  (Thursday Jun 25 | post #24)

Montebello, CA

Number of adults with asthma in San Gabriel Valley rising

It was a member of the Beverly Hospital Foundation who spoke, and he said the Hospital was doubling the size of the Emergency Room in time for the Montebello Oilfield Condo Project. Guess he knows how to drum up business.  (Wednesday Jun 24 | post #2)

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Montebello City Council votes 4-1 to approve Montebello h...

That's all that's shown on the developer's design.  (Wednesday Jun 24 | post #22)

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Montebello City Council votes 4-1 to approve Montebello h...

And where will they be walking from? There are only supposed to be 25 parking spaces. Grant Rea has over 400. Also, there won't be much space for the homeless in such a small micropark.  (Wednesday Jun 24 | post #20)

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Montebello City Council votes 4-1 to approve Montebello h...

It's safest to just post a link to the story and have a few choice sentences.  (Thursday Jun 18 | post #9)

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Montebello City Council votes 4-1 to approve Montebello h...

Printing the full version is a good way to get banned from topix and have all of your posts for the last two years deleted by its censors. This happened to two posters you may remember who posted huge, complete articles in their postings for several years. Topix monitors are paranoid about copyright infringement, and are reacting very violently to full articles being posted. Just a friendly warning.  (Thursday Jun 18 | post #8)

Montebello, CA

Did Jack Hadjinian Lie?

In the many years and the thousands of posts about Montebello, one constant remains: the corrupt will not answer uncomfortable questions about their unsupportable statements, and they eventually end up making personal attacks in place of arguments. As reliable as death and taxes.  (Thursday Jun 18 | post #50)

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Montebello City Council votes 3-2 to give city administra...

I seem to remember that one of the Bell charges revolved around exorbitant, over the top compensation packages. Should anyone get nervous?  (May 20, 2015 | post #108)

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Hill Condo Proposal 5/27 Public Hearing City Council Quie...

The time listed in on the city's calendar for the start of the meeting is 5:30 pm. The printed announcement mailed to interested parties says it starts at 6:30 pm. Who knows when it will really start?  (May 19, 2015 | post #2)

Q & A with 42 yr North Mtb resident

Headline:

Hilltop Park Above All

Hometown:

Montebello, CA

Neighborhood:

La Merced Area, Montebello

Local Favorites:

Middle East Restaurant Grant Rea Park Golden Ox The Last Open Hills

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Save the Montebello Hills Task Force Montebello Community Literacy Association

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm at work, fixing graffiti, reading, PC gaming, web surfing, reading my emails.

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I consider ALL sides of EVERY issue.

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NPR, K-Earth, 102.7, 99.9,

Read This Book:

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

Favorite Things:

Women, Conflict Simulations (Wargames), Live fire exercises, Honest government

On My Mind:

Possible destruction of our last undevel-oped Hills by carpetbaggers 'n scoundrels

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Google 'Save the Montebello Hills". We're #1.

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1. The power of an inflamed electorate to clean house when necessary, 2. USC, 3. The spiritually cleansing ability of Nature, 4. God, 5. The Constitution of US