A ‘riveting’ life story

Cory Bilicko -Managing Editor- Redevelopment has not only helped Signal Hill grow through residential development, it has increased the city’s population and substantially boosted sales-tax revenue through construction of major retail centers that are now anchored by Costco, Home Depot and numerous car dealerships. Without redevelopment, the small city on the hill might have remained…

Larger Than Life

Ashley Fowler Staff Writer Signal Hill has hosted a number of colorful characters over the years. Among them, the memory of the multifaceted “Kid Mexico” lives on. Tod “Kid Mexico” Faulkner was born on Nov. 22, 1900 in Hope, New Mexico. Shortly, thereafter the family moved to Taft, California, near Bakersfield. As a child, Faulkner…

How Spud Field Got Its Name

By CJ Dablo -Staff Writer- It rained on Jan. 12, 1954. Perhaps the lack of visibility from the storm clouds could have at least partially explained away the horrific accident that day when an Air Force pilot commandeering a jet made a fateful left turn on his approach toward Long Beach Airport and then crashed into…