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  • Safe Family: Does owning a gun make you safer?

    February 2, 2011 9:02 PM

    More people are buying guns, even as crime rates decline.... but does being armed really make you safer? According to the latest stats from the F.B.I., gun sales reached an all-time high in 2010... even as violent crime declined nationwide. The agency reports gun sales have also jumped 12... more »
  • Safe Family: Women and Guns

    February 2, 2011 3:02 PM

    After a recent drive by shooting in Santa Maria, we received an email from a viewer scared about violent crime in Santa Maria. Tonight, we will take a look at a class teaching women how to confidently use guns and explore some of the benefits and risks associated with... more »
  • Food coupons for low income mothers and mothers-to-be now specifically for healthy foods

    September 2, 2010 3:42 PM

    Federal changes to a nutrition program will have pregnant women and mothers making healthier choices, including right here on the Central Coast. The Women, Infants and Children program, better known as WIC, offered through county health departments helps low-income pregnant women and mothers with children under five lead healthier... more »
  • Event at Marian Medical Center educates women on health issues

    May 6, 2010 2:21 PM

    An event at Marian Medical Center Thursday highlights health issues affecting local women. The Women's Day Tea event is meant to be a relaxing way for women to learn about osteoporosis, bone health, menopause and breast cancer. Those taking part were asked to sit back, relax and enjoy a... more »
  • Local WWII pilot receives nation's top honor

    March 10, 2010 9:59 PM

    A 91-year-old woman from Los Osos was just one of the World War II pilots honored with a Congressional Gold Medal in Washington DC today. 91- year-old Dorothy Rooney of Los Osos and her fellow servicewomen are finally getting the recognition they deserve. . .a congressional gold medal. ... more »
  • Local organization helps women start their own business

    January 29, 2010 9:25 PM

    With unemployment near record highs, a local non profit is helping women on the road to self- employment. Women's Economic Ventures, or WEV classes are taught in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. It's business as usual for Olivia Alvarez of Guadalupe. She works at home as a small business... more »
  • Study points to way to find out whether chemo will work, before treatment

    December 11, 2009 6:19 AM

    An analysis of a group of post-menopausal women finds there is a small percentage of women in which chemotherapy does not work. Researchers examined the results of genetic testing called Oncotype DX. Women who had low scores had little to no benefit to chemo, while chemotherapy had major benefits... more »

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