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August 14, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
The men and women — especially the women — who helped win World War II were remembered Saturday with a wreath-laying next to where wartime B-17 bombers and fighter planes were built. The commemoration took place at Rosie the Riveter Park, an unusual three-acre interpretive center in Long Beach that honors women who worked at the Douglas Aircraft Co. plant and in other defense industries during the early 1940s. Finishing touches were made last month on the $200,000 installation at the corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street.
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December 6, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Diane Keaton received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award on Wednesday at the Hollywood Reporter's 21st annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast celebrating the magazine's picks for 100 most powerful women in the industry. Actresses Mindy Kaling and Elizabeth Banks and THR's editorial director, Janice Min, and publisher, Lynne Segall, were among the speakers at the event in Beverly Hills, keynoted by women's rights activist Sandra Fluke. [THR] Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady's second child is due any day now, sources say. [The Cut]
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
They dished and dined, but mostly the hundreds of women who came to honor Carol Channing, Tippi Hedren and Esther Williams listened. The three stars had some tales to tell. And KTTV news anchor Christine Devine got them talking the minute she welcomed them to the Hope Is a Woman Awards in the ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2012 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
Kareen Sandoval was among the first to spot her tree, a skinny little thing about 9 feet tall with dark shimmering leaves. "Look how beautiful you are," she said, reaching for the trunk. "I want you to grow big and strong and never get knocked down. " Along 8th Street in Westlake on Saturday, volunteers planted 62 trees, but this was about more than mere beautification. Every tree honored a mother from the neighborhood, each one a woman whose volunteer work has made a difference in Westlake and Pico-Union, just west of downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1995 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
They didn't ask for the honor or the money, and that makes their prize all the sweeter. A Pasadena-born science fiction writer, a former teen-age runaway turned filmmaker and a UCLA musicologist were among five California women who were named geniuses Monday--rich geniuses. They are among this year's 24 recipients of MacArthur Foundation fellowships, often called "genius awards," recognizing individuals who have made original contributions to fields ranging from theater to neuroscience.
NEWS
March 5, 1986 | Associated Press
President Reagan on Tuesday proclaimed this week as Women's History Week in recognition of women's "unique and immense contributions to our nation and its well being."
NEWS
October 17, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of female veterans are expected to attend four days of events celebrating the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, ready for dedication Saturday. The $21.5-million memorial at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery will honor the military service of nearly 2 million women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1996
Costa Mesa's Learning for Life foundation will honor nine Orange County Women of Excellence Nov. 7 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach. The foundation is an educational arm of the Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council, that teaches values and ethics to schoolchildren. Every year, the organization recognizes women accomplished in law, business, education, the arts, health and social services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
To commemorate the 78th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, a Mission College instructor has combined photographs, timelines and brochures in a display that students can view between classes. On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote became law. In addition, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y.
TRAVEL
July 15, 1990
One hundred years after the start of the decade that proved pivotal for the U.S. women's movement, an exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C, commemorates women's political contributions. "From Parlor to Politics: Women and Reform in America, 1890-1925" offers about 275 photographs and more than 700 objects, including sheet music, playbills, silk banners and buttons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
The men and women — especially the women — who helped win World War II were remembered Saturday with a wreath-laying next to where wartime B-17 bombers and fighter planes were built. The commemoration took place at Rosie the Riveter Park, an unusual three-acre interpretive center in Long Beach that honors women who worked at the Douglas Aircraft Co. plant and in other defense industries during the early 1940s. Finishing touches were made last month on the $200,000 installation at the corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2011 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Esther M. Broner, a Jewish feminist whose egalitarian vision led her to create a Passover Seder and other Jewish ceremonies that emphasized women's perspectives, died June 21 in New York City. She was 83. The cause was multiple organ failure from an infection, said her daughter, Nahama Broner. The author of 11 books, including four novels, Broner was best known for "The Women's Haggadah," which combined feminist commentaries, songs and other activities in a new ritual recognizing women's role in the commemoration of the ancient Israelites' exodus from Egypt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2010 | Sandy Banks
Watching Fanchon Blake make her way to the microphone, it was hard to envision the firebrand who helped remake the Los Angeles Police Department. Her gait was slow, her speech was halting, her bearing unlike that of the legendary policewoman old-timers recalled. But to the luncheon crowd in the Police Academy gym — women wearing pearl earrings and police uniforms, carrying Gucci bags and holstered guns — the elderly woman had rock star status. They cheered and applauded, then lined up to pose for photos with her. It was, after all, Blake's 1973 lawsuit that ushered many of them into and up the ranks of the LAPD.
SPORTS
February 8, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
They watched dreamily as videotape reeled off their accomplishments and triumphs. They beamed as they walked through the luncheon crowd to accept sculptured-glass awards. They smiled for an appreciative audience that included Olympians who'd competed as far back as 1936. But when asked about the rates of progress in the sports in which they'd made their reputations more than 20 years ago, Gwen Adair, Lucia Rijker, Lilly Rodriguez and Shannon Williams Yancey had to pause and take stock.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
They dished and dined, but mostly the hundreds of women who came to honor Carol Channing, Tippi Hedren and Esther Williams listened. The three stars had some tales to tell. And KTTV news anchor Christine Devine got them talking the minute she welcomed them to the Hope Is a Woman Awards in the ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
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October 6, 2002 | From Associated Press
Pilot Emily Howell Warner recalls basking in the accolades that greeted her assignment as the first woman to join the flight crew of a U.S. airline in February 1973. But the glory faded fast. On her second flight, when the captain stepped into the cockpit, "I walked over and put out my hand," she said. "He looked at me and said, 'I don't shake hands.' He only said six more words to me, 'Don't touch anything on the airplane.' And I said 'OK, sir." ' That was then.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1997 | REGINA HONG
A lifelong Ventura educator, an administrator for the Camarillo Health Care District and a Camarillo businesswoman and lifetime volunteer will be recognized next week as three of California's Women of the Year. Dorothy Jue Lee, Jane McAndrew Rozanski and Florence LaManno were chosen by local legislators and will be honored Monday during a ceremony in the state Senate chambers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2000 | ANN CONWAY
Orange County visionaries who serve their communities and inspire leadership were recognized at the Women of Valor 2000 benefit Sunday at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach. Sponsored by the Orange County chapter of the American Diabetes Assn., the dinner drew 350 guests and raised more than $100,000 for diabetes education and research. Honored were Dr. America Bracho, executive director of Latino Health Access; Allayne Yackey, vice president of Abbott Resource Group Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the struggle for women's equality, sometimes it's the littlest things that count. Like having a restroom of their own. When she became Los Angeles County's first female firefighter in 1983, Cindy Barbee found that the department's restrooms and dormitories were designed for men.
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