A great deal of the allure in "Taken" comes from the wild juxtaposition of its premise: the idea of Liam Neeson - esteemed, acclaimed, 56-year-old Liam Neeson - kicking all kinds of butt in a Euro B-revenge thriller.
We open on a gathering of the Scrappers Club, four women around a kitchen table pasting things into scrapbooks. The moment we hear one of them talking, we're not too surprised to find her name is Blanche Gunderson. Her sister Marge, the trooper, must have been the ambitious one. Not that Blanche isn't, just that she's relentlessly nice.
Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, has been recognized by the California Small Business Association (CSBA) for his support and dedication to small business issues. Smyth was awarded the distinction of Summa Cum Laude, the highest category of the CSBA Honor Roll.
Strange, how a man once so reviled has gained stature in the memory. How we cheered when Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency!
Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" hits the ground running. This is a breathless, exciting story, somehow heartbreaking and exhilarating at the same time, about a Mumbai orphan who rises from literal rags to literal riches, all on the strength of his lively intelligence.
The start of a new year is always flush with possibilities. This year, along with some of the usual resolutions, why not add "try something new"?
The City of Santa Clarita, with generous support from Mann Biomedical Park LLC, has wrapped a 45-foot commuter bus, highlighting the City of Santa Clarita's spring tourism events.
Employers looking to reduce overhead in 2009 by terminating employees due to the impacts of the bad economy should not assume that such decisions are free of the risk that a wrongful termination action could be filed by the terminated employee.
Hedman Partners announced Christopher J. Grodell, CPA, joined the firm as senior tax manager and Laura A. Peckham, CPA, joined the firm as Audit Manager.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Editor's note: Tim Haddock has an extensive motor sports background and is a former staff writer at The Signal. His motor sports column will run every other Friday in The Signal.
When I think of unique gifts for myself, they usually run into the realm of quantum physics and time travel.
There are a trio of plays performed by high schooler students at Santa Clarita Christian School at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. tonight.
ESCAPE Theatre and 220 children and teens will perform "The Music Man" at Hart Auditorium in Newhall on Saturday and Sunday.
Bandit, a 1-year-old Coonhound, is a handsome young lad looking for a home with a big backyard and someone to take him for long walks.
The Jewish holiday of Purim begins this Saturday at sundown. Many Jewish synagogues are celebrating the festive holiday this weekend, which commemorates the story of Esther and the deliverance of the Jews from Haman.
Looking for a wonderful canine companion? Adopt a dog from AngelDogs Foundation Deaf Dog Ranch in Acton. All of our dogs are fixed, up to date on shots, and trained using hand signals. Deaf dogs are highly intelligent and really bond with their owners. They make fantastic pets. Here are just a few of the dogs available at our ranch:
It's cold out there. In much of the country, now's the time when home serves as a cozy refuge from the ice and snow. We light our fireplaces and wish for springtime.