Sunday, October 30, 2011

Book Sale: Montebello Library, Saturday, November 12

Montebello Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Montebello Library
1550 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cookie Judging Contest: Monrovia, Saturday, November 12

Cookie Judging Contest

Saturday, November 12

Paint N Play
418 S. Myrtle, Monrovia

Bring a dozen of your home-made cookies and see if you have what it takes to be Top Cookie!  For entry form:  Entries submitted by 2pm, judging begins at 2:30pm.

Dia de los Muertos: Monrovia, Wednesday, November 2

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Build-a-Bear Spooky Bear Bash: This Weekend!

Halloween Event
Friday, October 28 - Monday, October 31

Stop by Build-a-Bear workshop anytime this weekend, wear your Halloween costume,
bring your bear and enjoy free virtual gifts and a Quaker snack!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fantasia Family Festival: Duarte, Sunday, November 20

Fantasia Family Festival

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Santa Teresita
 819 Buena Vista St., Duarte

  • Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Baked goods
  • Fun activities
  • Classic car show
  • Face painting
  • Holiday Boutique

Cut your monthly phone bill by $20, $50 or even more!

Earlier today we managed to cut our home phone bill by over $50/month!  Last week we received a letter from  the Hispanic Marketing Team at AT&T advertising some service bundles.  Although we already had most of the services they were offering , I decided to call and see if we could get a better deal.  This is what we got:

  • We were paying $35/month for high speed Internet service.  By committing to a 12 month service plan, we received a promotional price of $15/month for the next year.  Savings: $20/month. 
  • We had separate plans for local and long distance, with a combined monthly cost of $67 .  By subscribing to the All Distance Bundle (package code BPABC), and because we also had internet service, we received the promotional price of $35.  Savings: $32/month!
  • Combined savings of $52/month!

The AT&T promotions number we called was 877-910-0066. Additional bundles were available which combined DirectTV, but we did not inquire into them further. 

Your results might vary according to which services you subscribe to.  Make sure you have your latest phone bill handy, as they will ask you for some information from it.  My phone call with AT&T lasted about 30 minutes and I had to speak to two Customer Services Representatives to get this price reduction, so make sure you have some available time when calling.

Good luck!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Girl Scouts Informational Meeting: Montebello Library, 10/26

Girl Scouts Information Session for Parents

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
6:30 pm

Montebello Library
1550 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello

For more information contact

Mid-Week movies, Monterey Park Library, 3pm

Mid-week movies for teens at the Monterey Park Library

November 2, December 6, 7 and 8
3 pm
          318 S. Ramona Ave, Monterey Park

Trick or Treat: Albertsons Montebello, Saturday, 10/29

Montebello Albertsons located at 2469 Via Campo in Montebello

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dia de los Muertos Celebration: East L.A. Library, Wednesday, November 2

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Wednesday, November 2

11 am- 9:30pm

East Los Angeles Library
4837 E Third Street, East L.A.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Montebello Bus Lines Video Contest: Win $200!

Montebello Bus Lines is running a video contest.  Click here for more information on contest rules. Grand prize is a $200 shopping spree at The Shops at Montebello.  Must submit by November 10.

Smart Gardening Workshop: Monrovia, Wednesday, November 2

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin Carving Contest: Pico Rivera, Friday 10/28

The City of Pico Rivera will be hosting a pumkin carving contest open to all ages.  You can find the contest rules and entry form here.  Contestants must submit entry form in person by 5pm on Thursday, October 27 at the Parks and Recreations Department.  Pumpkins must be submitted at Smith Park before 5 pm on Friday, October 28.  Good luck!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Free Car Seat Inspection: Pico Rivera, Saturday 10/22

Free Car Seat Inspection

Saturday, 10/22

Call 626-401-1395 for appt.

Funeraria De Angel Morrow
9107 E Washington, Pico Rivera

This event is sponsored by the National Latino Peace Officers Association and Project Amiga

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rivera Library Activities, Pico Rivera

Family Friendly Activities at the Rivera Library, located at 7828 S. Serapis Avenue in Pico Rivera.  For more information click here.

Story Time
Wednesdays 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Picture It With Sand Art
(Teen Activity)
Tuesday 10/18

Teen Game Day
(For grades 6-12)
Tuesday 10/25

Trick or Treat: Shops at Montebello, Monday, October 31

Trick or Treat at The Shops at Montebello

Monday, October 31


Come trick-or-treat in an indoor and safe environment!  Many stores will be passing out candy to children dressed in costumes.  While supplies last.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rosemead Fall Fiesta: Rosemead, Saturday, October 15

City of Rosemead Fall Fiesta

October 15, 2011


Rosemead Park: 4343 Encinita Ave, Rosemead

Enjoy food, vendors, moon bounces, rock climbing and more.  Admission is free to the event.  For more information go to

Friday, October 7, 2011

Water Fest: Arcadia, Saturday, October 15

               Water Fest 2011

Saturday, October 15


Arcadia County Park
 405 S. Santa Anita, Arcadia

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is sponsoring this event to promote water conservation. There will be games, food, contests, raffles and more!  For more information click here.

Costume Exchange Party: Industry, Saturday, October 22

Costume Exchange Party

Saturday, October 22
9am - 2pm

18430 San Jose Ave, Unit B City of Industry
Accessory Geeks is sponsoring this costume exchange party.  Bring a gently used costume ages infant to 12 years old to exchange for another.  There will be face painting, a jumper and a temporary tattoo station.  For more information, visit

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Craft Events at Michaels Stores

The Crazy Pumpkin Event*
Saturday, October 8
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Paper Bat Event
Sunday, October 9
1:00 - 3: 00pm

Halloween T-shirt Event*
Saturday, October 22
10:00 - Noon

Paper Pumpkin Event
Tuesday, October 25
10:00 - Noon

Halloween Visor Event*
Wednesday, October 26
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Halloween Mask Event*
Thursday, October 27
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Halloween Clay Pot Event*
Friday, October 28
6:00 - 8:00pm

Halloween Extravanza Event*
Saturday, October 29
11:00 - Noon Duct Tape Pail/Tote
Noon - 1: 30 Face Painting
1:30 - 2:00 Halloween Parade

Halloween Crayola Pumpkin Patch Event
Sunday, October 30
1:00 - 3:00pm

Most events are for ages 3+. 
Events with an * require a purchase of a particular item to participate.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Duarte Festival of Authors: Duarte, Saturday, October 8

What: Duarte Festival of Authors

When: Saturday, October 8

Time: 10am-5pm

Where: Westminster Gardens, 1420 Santo Domingo Ave, Duarte

For more information click here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Free High Efficiency Toilets, West Covina, Saturday October 8

What: Free High Efficiency Toilets available for qualifying homes

When: Saturday, October 8, 2011

Time: 8am

Where: West Covina High School, 1609 E Cameron Ave, West Covina

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is giving away free high efficiencly toilets to qualifying customers.  For more information about qualifying cities and restrictions, click here or call 626-443-2297. 

Montebello Mom Daytrip Report: Angel's Flight and Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market BroadwayEntrance
Today’s Montebello Mom Daytrip will take us to Angel’s Flight and Grand Central Market, one of my favorite downtown lunch spots.  Part food court and part open air market, the Grand Central Market in Downtown L.A. has been serving the city since 1917. 

When travelling downtown, I prefer to ride the bus to avoid the hectic driving and expensive parking.  Montebello Bus Lines Route 40 starts at the intersection of Beverly and Norwalk Blvd. in Whittier and ends in Downtown L.A.  Once in Downtown, we stepped off the bus at Hill and 3rd Streets, across the street from the Grand Central Market. 

Angel's Flight Railway

Before lunch we rode Angel’s Flight up to the California Plaza Water Court.  Its 325 feet of track make Angel’s Flight the shortest railway in the world, and for 25 cents it climbs up the 33% grade to the top of Bunker Hill.  A walk up Angel’s Knoll steps is an alternative for those looking for a cardio workout. 

The Water Court at California Plaza
California Plaza is an expansive multi-level open space replete with large fountains and sculptures, making it a great place for a downtown stroll.  At the northwest corner sits the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).  The MOCA store has a separate entrance from the museum, and its shelves are stocked with thousands of art books as well as artsy shirts, mugs, and other accessories. 

Grand Central Market
After our stroll, we took the railway back down to Grand Central Market, where dining options include Mexican, Salvadorian, Middle-Eastern, Chinese, Teriyaki and Hawaiian BBQ among others.  Marketplace stalls offer produce, seafood, meat, spices, candy, Hispanic products and liquor. 

After enjoying our lunch, we exited on the Broadway Street side and crossed the street to the Bradbury Building on the corner of 3rd and Broadway.  Although the name might not be familiar, its center court featuring intricately ornate iron and wood banisters might be recognizable, as it has been filmed numerous times for movies, TV shows, videos and commercials.   

Bradbury Building Courtyard
To return home, we boarded the Montebello Bus Lines Route 40 bus at 4th street, between Broadway and Spring Streets.   

Grand Central Market is open daily from 9am-6pm and is located at 317 S. Broadway in Downtown L.A.   

Click here for more information about Montebello Bus Lines. 

The opinions expressed are solely of the author’s.  We would like to thank Montebello Bus Lines for their consideration.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Kids Day at Albertsons: Montebello, Saturday, October 8

What: Kids' Day at Albertsons

When: Saturday, October 8

Time: 10am-3pm

Where: Albertsons, 2469 Via Campo, Montebello

This Halloween event will feature:
  • Petting zoo
  • Cookie & Cupcake decorating
  • Costume contest
  • Kid friendly haunted house

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kidgits Club Story Time: The Shops at Montebello mall

On Friday, September 23 The Shops at Montebello hosted its first monthly Kidgits Story Time and Craft Activity.   

The event took place on the play area on the second level.  It consisted of a story reading featuring books published by Simon & Schuster, followed by play time and a craft activity where the kids decorated a bookmark.  Afterwards, a second story reading and a book raffle rounded up the event. 

Story Time and Craft Activities are scheduled on:

Friday, October 21
Friday, November 11
Friday, December 9

The Simon Kidgits Club is for children up to 10 years old.  For a $5 annual membership fee your kid will receive a t-shirt, badge with lanyard, a prize every time they visit the mall and more.  Visit the official Simon Kidgit website, where you can get more information about the program and your kid can play games and activities.

Membership in the Kidgits Club is not required to participate in the Story Time events.

Halloween Spooktacular: Monterey Park, Monday October 31

What: Halloween Spooktacular

When: Monday, October 31

Time: 4pm

Where: Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, 318 S. Ramona Ave, Monterey Park

Carnival games, food, costume contests and fun for the whole family!  For more information click here.