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.
SANTA CLARITA - Actor and Paul Walker co-star Vin Diesel greeted fans of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise late Monday following a private memorial on the Valencia road where Walker died Saturday.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
SANTA CLARITA - Officials from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office are performing autopsies on two people - believed to be actor Paul Walker and Santa Clarita Valley business owner Roger Rodas - who were killed in a car crash in Valencia Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement.
LONDON (AP) - Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to refocus the public's attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.
I have been a cat lover for many years. Being retired and disabled, the one thing that keeps me busy during the day are my two cats.
Regarding the Gary Morrison letter "Don't like Obamacare? Show us something better" (Nov. 20), your letter and the facts about Obamacare are scattered, flawed and subjective, I'm sorry to say.
Whenever people discuss where religious liberty should begin and end, I have a standard answer: It should begin in your heart, but end when it demands the compliance of people who don't share your religious beliefs.
SEATTLE (AP) - A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform.
The Santa Clarita City Council officially opened the new six-acre McBean Park and Ride facility last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Castaic Lake Water Agency is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors following the resignation of former Director Peter Kavounas.
Roads in a mostly industrial area of Santa Clarita were closed shortly after 7 p.m. today so a private memorial could be held at the location where "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, local businessman Roger Rodas, were killed Saturday.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing from Apple after police found him hiding in the bushes near the company's corporate campus in Northern California.
It's not Christmas yet, but a Santa Clarita woman is scheduled to receive a life-saving gift from her sister this week: a kidney.