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Why 'World' Series?

Can the baseball editor (or knowledgeable sports writer) please explain to me why the Major League Baseball Championship is called the World Series? Other than Canada (I think), there are no other countries participating in the U.S. Major League Baseball.

November 08, 2009 | Robert Joubert Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Cougars regroup in thriller

PASADENA - The College of the Canyons football team somehow overcame crushing fumbles, untimely penalties and a stagnant offensive effort in the first half to claw its way into overtime against Pasadena City College on Saturday night.

November 08, 2009 | By Craig Leener For The Signal | SCV College Sports


House passes health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday night to expand coverage to tens of millions who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous.

The 220-215 vote cleared the way for the Senate to begin debate on the issue that has come to overshadow all others in Congress.

November 07, 2009 | By David Espo Associated Press Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Driver killed after crashing into pole

A lone driver lost control of his vehicle just before 6 a.m. Saturday and collided with a power pole on Soledad Canyon Road between Gladding Way and Commuter Way, sheriff's officials said. County Fire officials pronounced him dead at the scene.

November 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'No Drugs Down the Drain' week comes to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - California American Water has designated the week of Nov. 9, 2009 as "No Drugs Down the Drain" Week for its

November 07, 2009 | Source: California American Water | SCV Raw


UPDATED: The Signal launches 'The E' e-edition

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal newspaper, the No. 1 source for Santa Clarita Valley news in print and on the Web, officially launched an online e-edition Sunday, Nov. 8.

Dubbed "The E," The Signal's e-edition is a completely interactive digital duplicate of the paper, making The Signal even more portable and convenient. To find out more about The E, view the tutorial and find out about the FREE seven-day trial, visit thesignalEedition.com.

November 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


SCV Young Republicans to hold vigil

The Santa Clarita Valley Young Republicans are scheduled to hold a candle-light vigil tonight in honor of the 13 people killed in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex.

November 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Faith Calendar

Alternative Gift Fair

November 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Michael Picarella: Redefining ‘worthless’

As part of a homeowners association, I've come to expect home exterior upkeep in the area, corresponding colors throughout the neighborhood and a lack of rogue vehicles on the street or on front lawns and porches for months at a time. In general, I've come to expect aesthetic bliss.

November 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Scams target SCV seniors

Scam artists have been preying on Santa Clarita Valley seniors, especially residents in the Friendly Valley area, sometimes using a grandparent's concern for grandchildren as leverage, sheriff's officials confirmed Friday.

November 07, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Extreme Neighborhood Makeover’

TV shows are great when you see them on TV. You know that most of the time blood is tomato juice and tears and anger are fake.

November 07, 2009 | By Ged Jodele Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 7, 2009

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:

November 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Janice France-Pettit: Answers to common life insurance questions

While life insurance might be a difficult topic to discuss, it can be a very important family decision that shouldn't be avoided, especially if anyone in your family depends on you financially.

November 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Lunetta has labor unions all wrong

The dignity of labor was earned, not given voluntarily.

November 07, 2009 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Consumer Watchdog: Google Dashboard a small step for user control

SANTA MONICA - The new Google Dashboard touted by the Internet giant as offering users "transparency, choice and control" of user data stored by the company doesn't give consumers adequate control over protecting their information from Google's marketing machine, Consumer Watchdog said today.

November 06, 2009 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


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Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Century-old pipe break points to national problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's governor wraps up trip to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House threatens to veto House border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 30, 2014

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July 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Newhall Zone 6: thefts probed

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

July 30, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields - deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Broken water pipe floods UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

NEW YORK (AP) - Think you're in control? Think again.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legalize marijuana — but with restrictions

There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana is gaining favor throughout the country, and I have to say that I am for it - but with some very strong reservations.

July 30, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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