Best Park To Host a BBQ in Montebello

If you are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, do not over think things. Just go with a good old fashioned BBQ. Gathering your friends and family at a park to enjoy the final three-day weekend of the year is a great way to end the summer. If you are looking for a place to host, here is a quick list of three wonderful parks that allow BBQs. Just be sure to show up early and reserve a spot because Labor Day tends to be one of the biggest BBQ days on the calendar.


Grant Rea Park

600 Rea Dr

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 887-4591


Montebello City Park

1401 West Whittier Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640


Almansor Park

800 S Almansor St

Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone number(626) 570-5081

Tips For Keeping Your Houseplants Alive

Owning an indoor plant is tough than it seems. Particular if you want to keep them alive. However, if you are not a gardening expert, then caring for a plant can be harder than it seems. Here are three quick tips for keeping your apartment plants alive.



Right amount of lighting: giving your plants the proper amount of light is huge. Different plants require different lighting situations. Some require lots of light, while others prefer dimly lit rooms. Figure out what type of lighting your living space has and then purchase the correct plant accordingly.

Clean your plants: just like anything else in your home, plants get dusty and need to be cleaned. Dust particles can block sunlight and cause your plants to wither.

Add humidity:  if the tips of your plant leaves are brown, your home is probably too dry. Try to add a bit of humidity by grouping plants together.


Where Can I Watch the Olympics in Montebello

Even if you are not into sports, the Olympics is still a huge event. The world essentially stops when the summer Olympics rolls around, so instead of fighting the issue, why not just embrace these amazing events? They’re going to be on nearly every channel anyway. For best way for the non sports fan to watch the events is at a sports bars, where you can enjoy the fun while still having a beer and maybe some food. Here are three great places to watch this summer’s events near your Montebello apartment.


Mr M’s Hot Wings And Things

886 N Garfield Ave

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 477-1345



1493 N Montebello Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 278-0250


Gardens Bar & Grill

9425 Telegraph Rd

Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Phone number(562) 949-1112

Get Your Tickets for the Beauty and the Beast Community Play

Community plays are an amazing way to add a bit of culture in your life, while also getting to know people in your area. This September the Whittier Community Center will be hosting the Disney “Beauty and the Beast” community play. Tickets are on sale and very affordable for this wonderful event. Watching a rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” can cost hundreds of dollars, but the Whittier play house will present the show at a fraction of the price.


If you have little ones who love Disney, this event is the perfect way to end summer. Here is a bit more information about the play.


September 9, 2016

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Whittier Community Center

7630 Washington Avenue

Whittier, CA 90602

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3 Mistake Not To Make During your Next Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaways are wonderful ways to spend the summer. They can also be stressful, however, with the condensed time period. If you have a getaway coming up soon, here are three mistake to avoid making.

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Booking hotel. when you book a hotel, be conscious about distance. Being too far away from the action can take all the fun out of your trip. At worst, you’d like to be a short taxi’s ride away from where you will be hanging out.


Planning activities. planning activities is a huge part of the weekend trip, as long as you don’t over plan. The key is to have fun, while leaving yourself with enough time to relax and remain stress free.


Not bringing snacks. being hungry and irritable is a surefire way to get stressed out and angry on a trip. Take a bag of snacks so you can have access to food whenever you need it.

Montebello Fun Activities for the Entire Family

If you are looking for fun ways to keep the family busy during the summer, we have quite a list for you this week. The city of Montebello has a barnyard zoo, an aquatics center (for swimming), and park to let the kids roam free. Spending time outdoors and enjoying nature might be the best way to spend a summer evening. So here are a few fun and family friendly ideas. Click the links provided for each location to get detailed information and reviews. Have fun and enjoy your family this summer.

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Montebello Barnyard Zoo

600 Rea Dr

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (213) 718-5442


George Hensel Aquatic Center

1300 W Olympic Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 887-4580


Montebello City Park

1401 West Whittier Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Quick and Easy Grilling Tips

Group of friends dishing up food at table

Do you need a little help grilling this summer? Maybe cooking and BBQs just aren’t your thing. But there is no need to worry, because grilling is a low pressure way to cook that anyone can get the hang of. You might not become a grill master in a week, but with our quick and easy tips, you’ll be serving great meals in no time. Here are a few tips.

Don’t pierce the meat: piercing the meat will only cause the juices to leak out and the meat will dry up faster. If you are cooking chicken, let the meat take its time cooking on low or in direct heat.

Grilling veggies: grilled veggies can be tough to do during a BBQ. Instead, wrap your veggie mix in foil, toss in some butter or olive oil and let them cook off to the side.

Let it cook: most of us have a tendency to want to constant check on the meat. But the best way to cook is by closing the meat and letting it cook uninterrupted.

2016 Summer Parks and Rec Classes in Montebello

The city of Montebello has a packed summer schedule of classes and events for its residents beginning in July and heading into September. If you have an apartment filled with bored kids this summer, why not get them out of the house and doing something productive, while you get a little peace and quiet? Here is a quick look at the class the Montebello parks and rec department will be offering over the next few months.

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Dance Ball Fitness



16 years and older, $32


Cooking Classes

Tuesdays and Thursday

5:30 to 6:30 pm, ages 5 to 15 years old


Zumba Fitness


8:30 am to 9:30 am

16 years and older

For more information, or to sign up for a class visit: all classes are held in the city of Montebello.


Montebello Summer Concert in the Park Series

Do you have plans for the summer? The City of Montebello parks and rec department will be hosting a summer concert in park series every Sunday beginning the first week of July and heading into August. The concerts will begin at 6pm but the festivities will start at 4:30pm with food, music and games for the kids. If you are looking to try a few free activities this summer, head over to these concerts in July. Have fun and enjoy a summer filled with great music.

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Summer Concerts Series

Info Line

323 – 887 – 4540


Concert Schedule

Cold Duck July 7 –

Tierra- July 14 –

Mariachi Divas – July 21 –

Stone Soul – July 28 –

The Wiseguys – August 4 –

Montebello United Concert – August 11 –

BomBam Boom & Joe May


Location: 1700 W. Victoria Avenue in the City of Montebello


Easy Father’s Day Gifts To Make Any Dad Happy

Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you are stumped about what to get dad for his special day, skip the ties and “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee mug and get him something he really wants this year. Here are a few great ideas to try.

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Netflix or Hulu subscriptions: we are living in the “Golden Age” of television, so why not get dad a subscription for a month or two so he can finally put his tablet to good use?


SlingTV: speaking of great TV, you can now steam live television for $20 bucks a month on SlingTV. You can get over 20 channels, which is great for those dads who are on the go and never get to watch the game or the latest episode of Modern family.


Fitbit: if you have an active dad, a Fitbit wrist monitor is a great gift to help count his steps, monitor his sleep and overall heath. Fitbit monitors are in the $100 range and above.