June 21, 1987 |
The possibilities are amazing. Even "limited immortality" that would add only 50 years or so to our lives would humble the effects of TV, birth control and the H-bomb in terms of current impact on our lives. And what if science were able to make the human body endlessly renewable, subject to death only by disease, accident, war or choice? Were it possible to halt the biological clock indefinitely at age 25, what would happen to, say, conventional marriage?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2013 |
Midway through his election-night victory speech, Eric Garcetti turned toward the cluster of family on the stage behind him and invited his wife to step forward. He thanked her for "making our life work" under the stress of his run for mayor of Los Angeles, saying, "None of this would be possible without Amy Wakeland. " It was a rare moment in the spotlight for Wakeland, a powerful player in Garcetti's political life but one who fiercely guards their family's privacy. With Garcetti's inauguration five weeks away, Wakeland, 43, will soon need to reconcile her fondness for a low profile with the platform that her husband's position will offer to advance causes that she has worked on for years.
April 8, 2009 |
The great mystery of "Life" is why it isn't a big fat hit. The cop drama/transcendence tale that comes to its seasonal, and perhaps (cue critical wailing and gnashing of teeth) final, end tonight has all the ingredients of a successful show. There's the now-requisite quirky setup: Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) is a cop wrongfully convicted of a hideous murder and is now back on the force with millions in settlement money, a fresh-fruit habit and an equal need for Zen and revenge.
January 18, 2010
'Life Unexpected' Where: KTLA When: 9 tonight Rating: TV-PG-DL (may be unsuitable for young children, with advisories for suggestive dialogue and coarse language)
August 3, 2010
18 to Life infobox 8/3/10 '18 to Life' Where: KTLA When: 9 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Rating: Not rated
June 23, 2012
Re "Activists watching elephant lawsuit," June 19 The activist suing the Los Angeles Zoo says Billy the elephant is overweight, has cracked toes and is sexually frustrated. This probably describes half the adult male population, yet no one is suing on our behalf. The homeless could use the services that Billy's $42-million home at the zoo could buy. Don't our courts have more important cases to weigh? Clyde Richards Northridge ALSO: Letters: With friends like Pakistan....