Martha Ross, East Bay Times

Martha Ross

East Bay Times

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Martha:

Is it safe for babies to sleep in car seats? New law raises questions

The new federal Safe Sleep for Babies Act addresses the risks of ‘positional asphyxiation,’ which can happen when a baby falls asleep in an upright position. → Read More

Sadly for Britney Spears, miscarriage is common at 40

Even if miscarriages are relatively common, they are never easy and they are rarely anyone’s ‘fault,’ experts say. → Read More

Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick and the agony of an unintentional killing

Broderick’s fans have been reminded that he killed two women in a car accident 35 years ago, while former co-star Baldwin continues to grapple with his role in the death of Halyna Hutchins. → Read More

Bette Midler upsets moms by tweeting ‘try breastfeeding’ amid formula crisis

Midler’s tweet sets off a cascade of reactions showing the extent to which breastfeeding is a fraught issue for many women in the United States. → Read More

Queen to be protected from Harry, Meghan and Netflix by ‘ring of steel,’ report says

A royal editor has said that Buckingham Palace aides would be advising Harry and Megan ‘to not even think’ about using the queen for content for any of their Netflix projects. → Read More

Ashley Judd describes the ‘lie’ Naomi Judd believed about herself before suicide

The legendary singer’s mental illness told her ‘you’re not enough, you’re not loved, you’re not worthy,’ her daughter Ashley Judd explained in a new interview. → Read More

Matt Damon’s crypto ad blamed for losing people money

The actor is getting roasted on Twitter for encouraging people to invest in cryptocurrency, as the value of bitcoin and other currencies has plunged in recent months. → Read More

Is Prince Albert so needy he pays his wife to stay with him?

A report that Monaco’s Prince Albert pays his wife, Charlene, $12.5 million to continue her royal duties is the latest twist in the couple’s rollercoaster marriage and in his beleaguere… → Read More

Acclaimed writer Jesmyn Ward to help Mills College say goodbye

The Stanford graduate, known for her acclaimed novels about rural Mississippi, will share messages about overcoming adversity at the final commencement address at the all-women’s college → Read More

California summer: Why drought makes us scared, edgy, angry

Climate anxiety is real, according to a growing body of research showing that drought and hot weather are associated with stress, depression and even suicide. → Read More

3 Coping tips for climate anxiety

If climate anxiety or the specter of endless drought are unnerving you, here are three ways to find help. → Read More

Ant Anstead accuses Christina Hall of using 2-year-old son for social media popularity

Mired in a custody battle, Anstead and Hall, star of HGTV’s “Christina on the Coast,” have both been prolific in posting photos of their 2-year-old son on social media. → Read More

Ant Anstead and Christina Hall both appear to have used son, 2, for social media popularity

Anstead and Hall have both been prolific in posting photos of their 2-year-old son on social media, possibly gaining public relations and commercial benefits in the process. → Read More

Death of ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ star rocks hometown, child pageant world

Long after Kailia Posey appeared on the reality TV show at age 5, she pursued the life of a regular teenager while still competing in the cutthroat world of beauty pageants. → Read More

‘Was that Will Smith?’ Chris Rock’s joke after Dave Chappelle attack highlights fears among comedians

After Smith slapped Rock at the Oscars, Kathy Griffin raised concerns about who would be the ‘next Will Smith’ and attack comedians like Dave Chappelle for jokes they don’t like. → Read More

‘Appalling’: Kim Kardashian slammed for glamorizing crash dieting to wear Marilyn Monroe’s dress

Kardashian boasted about losing 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into a famous dress that a deeply troubled Marilyn Monroe wore to sing to JFK in the last months of her life. → Read More

Elisabeth Moss’ defense of Scientology challenged by Leah Remini, new abuse allegations

The actor's claim that Scientology isn't a 'dangerous cult' is at odds with investigative reports and a new federal lawsuit, which allege systematic abuses, including mind control and force labor. → Read More

Netflix could pressure Meghan and Harry to dish royal dirt in remaining projects

Netflix dropped Meghan’s animated series, ‘Pearl,’ as she and Harry reportedly face pressure to produce content as part of their $100 million deal with the streaming service. → Read More

Ant Anstead drags Renee Zellweger into custody fight with Christina Hall COVID claims

In the custody battle between the TV personalities, Anstead said Christina Hall exposed his new girlfriend, Zellweger, to COVID. → Read More

Katie Holmes’s love life moves on, but what what about Tom Cruise?

For a decade, things have been strangely silent on the Cruise dating front, ever since he said Katie Holmes ‘blindsided’ him and asked for divorce. → Read More