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October 24, 2013 | By Scott Collins
"Why does the TV business hate people over 50?" That's one of the most common questions I get asked by viewers. This is not an idle query. The TV industry, like much of corporate America, chases youth. That pursuit has a major impact on programming. It helps explain why a low-rated show such as NBC's "Community" can keep going (and going, and going ...) while older-skewing shows are usually toast. Even if they have more total viewers. So now you know why "Harry's Law," the legal drama with sexagenarian Kathy Bates, is no longer on the air. NBC executives said as much when they canceled the show.
May 29, 2013 | By Michelle Maltais
If you've played chauffeur, calendar coordinator and cheerleading squad for your kids, you know how taxing their athletic commitments can be.  As part of our weekly 4Moms live video chats, The Times' Lisa Boone connects with Brooke de Lench of to talk about strategies for keeping parents' heads from spinning and maintaining a sane approach to kids' crazy schedules.  We invite your comments, experiences and questions....
June 13, 2013 | By David Ng
Los Angeles audiences had a brief opportunity to catch rising Broadway actor Seth Numrich in a local production of the play "Slipping" in April. The 26-year-old actor left the play early so he could begin rehearsals for a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" at London's Old Vic Theatre, with Kim Cattrall. "Sweet Bird of Youth" officially opened this week and has garnered enthusiastic reviews from London critics. The production is directed by Marianne Elliott, who previously worked with Numrich on the Broadway run of "War Horse.
April 14, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
INDIO - As a giant impenetrable scrum of attendees waited for New Zealand singer Lorde, 17, to take the Outdoor stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Nearby, MGMT played the main stage, and the chorus of its song "The Youth" gusted in toward Lorde's crowd like a portent. "The youth is starting to change," offered singer Andrew VanWyngarden as the band's psychedelic disco slow jam drifted in. "Are you starting to change? Are you, together?" A few minutes later, as if conjured by MGMT's query, arrived Lorde.
January 7, 2014 | By Shan Li
Stubbornly high unemployment among millennials costs the U.S. billions in lowered tax revenue and higher safety net costs, according to one study. Millennials -- defined as those 18 to 34 years old -- have suffered from double-digit jobless rates for almost six years, according to a study by youth advocacy group Young Invincibles. The youngest, aged 16 to 24, suffer from 15% unemployment, the highest rates among youth. The long-term consequences of high unemployment in an entire generation of young people has been well researched, with echoes throughout their careers in the form of lower earnings and fewer job opportunities.
November 17, 1990
I disagree with the theme that government should go into the business of developing character in youth. Addiction is used as an example of society's deterioration, but I remember its reply was Prohibition. And about the same time Hitler in Germany grabbed hold of youth to show them government spirituality. JOHN WARREN Hollywood
December 20, 1995
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center has a found a home in Hollywood for its new youth center, where young people who live on the streets can receive counseling, condoms, HIV testing and other services. The Hollywood location was the Community Services Center's second choice. It had leased a storefront in West Hollywood, but some nearby residents bitterly opposed having the youth facility there.
February 21, 1996
Hundreds of disadvantaged youths have found employment across Southeast Los Angeles County through a federally funded Youth Corps project. The program employs and provides education to 16- to 21-year-olds while maintaining parks, athletic fields and street medians throughout Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood and Norwalk.
March 7, 1993
We have now been successful in removing God entirely from our schools, and look what wonderful things it has brought about. Our children are shooting each other in the halls. DEBRA GREENFIELD West Hills
June 23, 1989
A 17-year-old Torrance youth was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting of a 34-year-old Carson man whose body was found Sunday in a van behind a liquor store on Crenshaw Boulevard in Torrance. Philipe Antonio Cruz, Jr., 18, of Torrance was arraigned earlier in the week for murder. Cruz, who is being held in County Jail without bail, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Torrance Superior Court in the slaying of Randy Dwayne Vicars. Police say they believe Vicars was shot with a .22 caliber handgun and robbed in the van, which was found behind Anchor Liquor in the 23800 block of Crenshaw Boulevard.
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