After weeks of telling residents to stay indoors, L.A. officials this week started easing strict stay-at-home rules.

But Angelenos desperate to return to the beaches, mountains and trails as summer approaches, just learned there is a catch. Both city and county officials said residents must wear face coverings when going outdoors.

The rules apply “any time you’re out and there are people around, whether it be at a trail head or a parking lot or a sidewalk,” Barbara Ferre...

August 27, 2019

Women’s Equality Day celebrates the 19th amendment’s adoption, but it’s also an opportunity to commit to achieving pay and leadership parity.

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the adoption of the 19th amendment, which granted women suffrage.

But experts say that Monday’s observance is also an opportunity to talk about pay and leadership parity in the workplace. Women in the U.S. make an average of 80 cents on a man’s dollar, and the pay gap has traditionally been wi...

August 23, 2019

There is simply no better food for an infant than a mother’s breast milk. The body is truly amazing; it creates and produces breast milk to support a growing and developing baby, and it’s why breast milk has often been called nature’s perfect first food. When you think about it, breast milk is an evolutionary guarantee that our offspring will survive—and thrive—long term, which is why the health benefits of breastfeeding are extensive.

Breastfeeding exclusively for at l...

July 20, 2019

Films

Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell

Thirty years in the making, documentary “Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell” continues to follow one of the most indelible subjects of “Streetwise,” a groundbreaking documentary on homeless and runaway teenagers. Erin Blackwell, aka Tiny, was introduced in filmmaker Martin Bell, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and journalist Cheryl McCall’s earlier film as a brash 14-year-old living precariously on the margins in Seattle. 

Now a 44-year-...

July 10, 2019

"They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly."

US forward Megan Rapinoe lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy following her team's victory in the World Cup final Sunday.

Days after the United States women's soccer team won their fourth World Cup, a US senator introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent the use of federal funding for the 2026 men's World Cup until the US Soccer Federation agrees to equal pay for the women's and men's teams.

The bil...

May 15, 2019

The anti-abortion movement pays lip service to caring for women, but there is only one thing they care about: the unborn. I care about all lives.

“Fetal heartbeat” laws are all the rage right now.

Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Mississippi have passed bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Similar bills are working their way through the legislatures of South Carolina, Louisiana and Alabama.

Of the bills passed, only...

April 3, 2019

A San Diego hospital faces a lawsuit re-filed earlier in March from 81 women who claim they were filmed during gynecological procedures without their consent.

Between July 17, 2012, and June 30, 2013, about 1,800 women were allegedly filmed in secret while undergoing procedures at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, BuzzFeed News reported Sunday.

The parent company of Sharp Grossmont Hospital near San Diego said the cameras were installed to catch a drug thief.

Scores of...

March 27, 2019

New summit in Texas aims to help women step into board leadership positions

AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is open for the inaugural 2019 Texas Women's Summit (TWS), a one-day event dedicated to women who want to break barriers, build bonds and step into leadership positions. On April 29 at the Austin Fairmont, over 600 inspiring female professionals, including a speaker lineup of influential CEOs, presidents and female board directors from a...

March 18, 2019

March is Women's History Month. It's a time when we reflect on the achievements and contributions of our nation's remarkable women. Many of these heroes might be people close to you: mothers and daughters, aunts, and grandmothers. Each of them plays a special role in our lives as they provide love and support.

Social Security plays an important role in providing economic security for women. Nearly 55 percent of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women. In...

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