Pendersleigh & Sons‘ Official Map of Montebello
Mateo wore a white Ralph Lauren with popped collar and white trousers. Several other boys wore similar outfits, although some sported white dress shirts and vests and the girls all dressed like child brides.
Young Master Gareza Glamorous Montebello Town Center Mall
If you’ve never been to a Catholic ceremony, you probably wrongly assume (as I used to), that there’s scary hushed chanting in Latin, ominous hooded figures, incense and peppermints and statues of Jesus crying real blood.
Today Montebello is roughly 75% Latino (mostly Mexican and Salvadoran), 11% Asian (mostly Japanese) and 11% White (mostly Armenian). Montebello is home to the oldest Armenian community in Los Angeles County and home to the only Armenian Cathedral in California, Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral. The Armenian Martyrs Monument at Bicknell Parkcommemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Turks is the largest monument found on public property in the World. In the early 20th century, Japanese Montebellans ran four nurseries in town, but were sent to concentration camps during WW II. Japanese-Peruvianand Japanese-Hawaiian communities settled in Montebello after the Japanese interment ended.MONTEBELLO HISTORYAs with most of the area, the region now part of Montebello was for thousands of years Tongvaland. After the Spaniards arrived, most of the Tongva died out with almost none left by 1870. During Spanish and subsequently Mexican rule, most of the lands which now compose the city of were parts of Rancho San Antonio, Rancho La Merced and Rancho Paso de Bartolo. The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe, built in 1844, remains standing at the center of old Rancho La Merced in eastern Montebello and is the city’s oldest structure. The Battle of Rio San Gabriel took place in Montebello on January 8, 1847. After several decades as part of Mexico it became part of the US.In the 1860s, some 5,000 acres of the East Los Angeles region was owned by an Italian settler from Genoa,Alessandro Repetto. After his death in 1885, his brother sold his rancho to a consortium of five Los Angeles businessmen. It was out of the Harris Newmark and Kaspare Cohn share that Montebello was established in 1899. After consulting William Mulholland, it was incorporated as the Montebello Land and Water Company in 1900.
MONTEBELLO EATSThe annual Armenian Food Fair is hosted in May every year at Holy Cross Cathedral. As far as restaurants, there’s Alberto’s Mexican Food, Alexandras, Aloha Hawaiian BBQ, Alondra Hot Wings, Amy’s Pastry, Ani’s Chicken, Arry’s Super Burger, Astro Burgers, El Atacor No 7,Bakers Square Restaurant & Pies, Bamboo Express, Beverly Pizza & Subs, Big Submarine, BJ’s Suds & Grubs Pizzeria, Brioche Pastries, Broaster Kitchen, Bryan’s Super Burgers, El Bukanas, California Chicken Roaster, California Steak & Fries, Canton City Restaurant, Chela’s Tacos, Chicken Now, Chinese Food Express, Chinese Garden, Crabby’s Seafood and More, The Daily Brew Coffee House, Doublz, Fiesta Mexicana, Fruit Revolution, Gardunos, Gina’s Pizzeria, Golden Skewer, Golden Ox Burgers, Golden Wok,Great Wraps, Happy Family Restaurant, Happy Teriyaki Bowl, House of Kabob, Hye Bakery, J&S, JP’s Pizzeria, Jimmie’s Family Restaurant, Jin Ja Teriyaki, Juan Great Fiesta, Krazy Kabobs, Kuan’s Chinese, Lebizu, Maki Yaki, Massis Kabob, Mediterranean Express Grill, Miki Chan’s Okazu Ya, Modern Thai, Nevera, Nick Paradise Cafe, Ordonez Mexican Restuarant, Panderia y Pastaleria, El Patio, Piccolo Mondo, La Pinata Tortilleria, Los Pinos, Playa Baja Mexican Seafood, Playa Baja No 2, Playa Express, Polly’s Pies, Rafael’s Mexican Restaurant, Rio’s Pizza, Salvatore Italian Restaurant & Pizza, Sergio’s Tacos, La Sirenita, Submarina, Sushi Bar Cafe Hiraki, Sweet O Donuts, Taco Village, Tacos Don Chente,Tam’s Burgers, Tapia Mexican Food, Tokyo Grill, Tom’s Burgers,Tony’s Italian Delicatessen,Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, Two Sal’s Pizza, Venecia Bakery, Waba Grill, Whittier Peruvian Restaurant, Wild Coyote Steakhouse, Zankou Chicken and El Zipote Pupuseria.
STUFF TO DOA common criticism of Montebello is that there’s not much to do. Not exactly au contraire, but what about Beverly Bowl? Club Chico? Little Red Rooster?, The Paloma Room? Quiet Cannon?
MONTEBELLO IN MUSIC
MONTEBELLO IN FILM
Several actors from Montebello have gone onto receive a degree of recognition. Montebello-born and not-even-remotely-Kazakh-looking actor Jay Hernandez appeared in the Kazakh film Nomad.