Casey McMichael: Leaders making moral decisions
Santa Clarita mayor Cameron Smyth speaks at a press conference on Monday, Feb. 26, 2017, about the $20,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who hit and killed 15-year-old Desiree Lawson on Dec. 26, 2016. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Casey McMichael: Leaders making moral decisions

To me, it says a lot when public leaders speak out against the “normal” flow of society. In the midst of everyone’s “rights,” it’s nice to see some of our…

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Hart infielder overcomes injuries to earn All-American honor
Hart's Brooke Marquez (3) throws to first base for an out during the CIF- Southern Section Division 3 championship game against Murietta Mesa in Irvine June 3, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Hart infielder overcomes injuries to earn All-American honor

The injuries hurt. The injuries were frustrating. The injuries kept Hart High’s Brooke Marquez out of roughly 11 games this season. A broken wrist and a broken thumb, however, couldn’t…

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All-State softball teams released
Valencia softball catcher/pitcher duo Alyssa Shipman, left, and Shea O'Leary, earned all-state honors on Thursday. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

All-State softball teams released

Cal-Hi Sports released its annual all-state softball teams on Thursday. Here are the local girls who made the cut: All-state teams Second team catcher Valencia's Ally Shipman Second team pitchers…

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Young girls test new robotic surgical system at hospital
Members of the Boys and Girls Club robotics team watch as their teammate works to place rubber bands onto a practice structure to simulate robotic-assisted surgery at the Henry Mayo Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017. For each successful rubber band placement, Henry Mayo donated $10 to the team. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Young girls test new robotic surgical system at hospital

A group of elementary school-aged girls geared up to perform surgeries at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Thursday afternoon. Well, they were given demonstrations of the hospital’s new da Vinci…

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SCV residents get to weigh in on 2 Newhall Ranch projects
Proposed site of Newhall Ranch development, looking southeast state Route 126 in Castaic. Dan Watson/The Signal.

SCV residents get to weigh in on 2 Newhall Ranch projects

Residents concerned about 21,000 homes being built on Santa Clarita Valley’s west side can voice their concerns Tuesday when Los Angeles County Supervisors consider certifying updated assessments of the project’s…

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Truck driver faces 6 counts of vehicular manslaughter
Law enforcement personnel examine a vehicle involved in a fiery crash on Interstate 5 that killed six people. Photo courtesy of Rick McClure

Truck driver faces 6 counts of vehicular manslaughter

  A commercial truck driver was charged Thursday with the deaths of two women and four children killed last summer when the truck crashed into their disabled van on Interstate…

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