Capt. Lewis is passionate about family, job and the SCV
Capt. Robert Lewis in his office at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station in Valencia. Dan Watson/The Signal

Capt. Lewis is passionate about family, job and the SCV

Robert Lewis was named captain of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on April 4, 2017. He replaced Sheriff’s Capt. Roosevelt Johnson who was promoted to commander. Lewis is a…

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UPDATE: Sloan Incident fully contained
A water-dropping helicopter flies past homes at the top of Sloan Canyon Road in Castaic on Sunday. Dan Watson/The Signal

UPDATE: Sloan Incident fully contained

By Ryan Mancini Signal Staff Writer Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a 2-acre brush fire, called the Sloan Incident, at the 29000 block of Barringer Road near Sloan Canyon…

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Spelunking California’s cool caves and caverns
The Lake Shasta Caverns are a network of caves located near the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake in California. It was formerly named Chalk Cave and Baird Cave, named after Spencer Fullerton Baird.

Spelunking California’s cool caves and caverns

California spends a lot of time, and money, bragging to the outside world about its giant trees, miles of beaches and “must see” theme parks. However, there’s one natural wonder…

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Why shelter cats make purrfect pals
Volunteer Sheila Cannon, right, and domestic shorthaired female, Ally in the Cat Habitat at the Castaic Animal Care Center in Castaic. Dan Watson/The Signal

Why shelter cats make purrfect pals

Puma steals hearts with his stealth good looks and independent nature. Dublin, a former mom, loves everyone she meets -- people, other cats and even dogs. Ranger loves to play…

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UPDATE: Sky Fire now at 20% contained, Six Flags closed until Monday
Guests at Hurricane Harbor watch as clouds swarm the park as the Sky Fire grows nearby. Courtesy photo: Darcy Hoek

UPDATE: Sky Fire now at 20% contained, Six Flags closed until Monday

UPDATE 6:30 p.m. While fire officials have not yet called for a 100% knockdown of the Sky Fire, supervisor Flores said the fire is contained and will be monitored into…

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David Hegg | We’ve Stopped Taking Umbrage; Let’s Start
David Hegg is senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church and a Santa Clarita resident. "Ethically Speaking" runs Saturdays in The Signal.

David Hegg | We’ve Stopped Taking Umbrage; Let’s Start

By David Hegg I have come to believe if you say something outrageous loud enough and often enough people come to believe it. Over time even the most illogical, nonsensical…

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