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Breastfeeding City Employees May Get Some Privacy
After banning smoking near outdoor dining areas, the Los Angeles City Council this morning took on the issue of breastfeeding at work. No, there's nothing wrong or illegal about doing it on the job at a desk, but state law does encourage employers to set up a private area so women feel more comfortable.
Introduced by City Councilmember Tony Cardenas last August during World Breastfeeding Week, his motion seeks to find "the feasibility of creating lactation rooms for mothers with newborns in City facilities with 250 or more occupants," according to today's agenda (.pdf).
"Backers of the proposal said it would cut down on absenteeism by city employees who are new mothers," noted the LA Times.
The idea, which also instructs city staff to study the costs associated with creating the rooms, was passed unanimously.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.