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By Seth Amitin | November 17, 2009
La Cañada luger Kate Hansen, a senior at La Cañada High, has qualified to race as a member of the U.S. National Team at the 2009 Luge World Cup after finishing first at the fourth and final qualifying race on Sunday. Hansen took first place at the fourth qualifying race, held at the 2010 Olympic track in Vancouver, Canada, with a two-race combined time of 1 minute, 40.975 seconds. “We never dreamed that she would have such a successful string of races,” said her father John Hansen.
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By Seth Amitin | March 26, 2009
She?s no Odysseus, but the five-month long journey around the world came to an end this past week for La Cañada junior Katie Hansen as she wrapped up the luge season with a sixth place showing at the U.S. Senior Nationals. The 2008-09 season was tumultous, but ultimately a good one for Hansen. ?In October she placed fourth in the race offs to determine the U.S. Senior Team,? said her father, John Hansen. ?By finishing fourth she qualified for the US Senior Women?s Team. She went with the Senior Team to Vancouver to train on the new Olympic track.
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By Seth Amitin | November 12, 2009
La Cañada resident and LCHS junior Kate Hansen finished first in the third of four qualifying races at the USA Luge?s World Cup qualifiers at Park City, Utah, on Friday. The victory all but solidified Hansen?s spot on the World Cup roster before the final qualifying race. Hansen took first place with a total time of 1 minute, 30.132 seconds. Her chief competitors in the race finished just behind her. ?Looking at the numbers, even if Kate finishes last at this next race (which would be fourth place)
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March 23, 2006
La Cañada Flintridge resident Kate Hansen, 13, has recently finished the luge racing season as a member of the U.S. Luge Junior Development Team. Hansen, who is an eighth grader at La Cañada High, and 16 other young women from throughout the U.S. were picked for the development team last fall by the United States Luge Association. The team has been competing in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Park City Utah, Utah, since early November. The season starts in late October and ends in February.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | December 18, 2013
An eight-year dream backed by more than a decade of training, preparation and sacrifice came true for 21-year-old La Cañada resident Kate Hansen. The luger and La Cañada High alumna was officially selected to the U.S. Olympics luge team on Sunday, two days after turning in the best performance of her career at the fifth Viessmann Luge World Cup in Park City, Utah. Hansen was one of three women's singles competitors out of a total 10-athlete luge contingent to earn a berth to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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May 25, 2006
Local community leaders, physicians and long-time friends of Verdugo Hills Hospital filled the field at the Valencia Country Club golf course on Monday, May 8, all in an effort to support the not-for-profit community hospital. It truly was a sunny day for the hospital's foundation, which exceeded its goal and raised $170,000 for patient-care services, programs, and equipment. The 15th Annual Golf Classic, one of the hospital's signature fund-raising events, attracted 143 golfers and featured demonstrations by Patrick Dempsey, one of the top long-drive professionals in the world, and a chance to beat the pro with former LPGA player, Cherie Zaun.
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June 15, 2006
Team Red split its games against Team Blue in the second annual La Cañada's Best Girls Softball Game held May 26 as part of the Fiesta Days activities. In the 12 years and younger contest, Team Red defeated Team Blue, 12-11, on the La Cañada High varsity baseball field. The older girls' game, 13 years of age and up, featured stronger pitching. The Blue Team was triumphant, 5-3, at the LCHS junior varsity field. In the older girls' contest, the game ended in dramatic fashion as the bases were loaded with two out in the bottom of the seventh and final inning and Blue Team pitcher Kellsey Butler saved the contest with a strikeout.
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April 1, 2004
by Carol Cormaci Lest any Valley Sun readers be caught unaware, today is April Fool's Day, an annual observance that's been a favorite among practical jokers for more than 400 years. The media, too, has enjoyed using the holiday to play elaborate jokes on the public, running everything from fake ads to manufactured stories. In 1954, the La Cañada Valley Sun printed a cover featuring the Edgar F. Davis family of Fairlawn Drive, posed in their living room in mock seriousness - and playing a variety of absurd "tricks" on the readers' eyes.
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August 10, 2006
Alex Tarrand As time has proven, and most people will say, the most important day in a man’s life is when he wins a prize for eating lots and lots of food. For Carlton Spindle, Aug. 3 was that day. A gifted carnivore, Spindle won Los Gringos Locos’ taco contest by purchasing the restaurant’s 500,000th taco. With his family at his side, and platters of tacos weighing down the table, he claimed the prize — a year’s worth of tacos. The promotional contest was a celebratory giveaway marking the restaurant’s accomplishment of selling a half-million tacos over the past decade.
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June 12, 2008
Nearly 400 members of the Class of ’08 at La Cañada High School will collect their diplomas on June 18, when commencement exercises are held in Spartan Stadium on the same Oak Grove Drive campus most of them have attended since they were in the seventh grade. The ceremonies are set to take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and will be viewed by the graduates’ family members, school staff and administration, including Principal Damon Dragos, as well as La Cañada Unified School District officials, headed by Superintendent of Schools Jim Stratton, and members of the LCUSD Governing Board, which is led by President Susan Boyd.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | December 18, 2013
An eight-year dream backed by more than a decade of training, preparation and sacrifice came true for 21-year-old La Cañada resident Kate Hansen. The luger and La Cañada High alumna was officially selected to the U.S. Olympics luge team on Sunday, two days after turning in the best performance of her career at the fifth Viessmann Luge World Cup in Park City, Utah. Hansen was one of three women's singles competitors out of a total 10-athlete luge contingent to earn a berth to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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By Seth Amitin | November 17, 2009
La Cañada luger Kate Hansen, a senior at La Cañada High, has qualified to race as a member of the U.S. National Team at the 2009 Luge World Cup after finishing first at the fourth and final qualifying race on Sunday. Hansen took first place at the fourth qualifying race, held at the 2010 Olympic track in Vancouver, Canada, with a two-race combined time of 1 minute, 40.975 seconds. “We never dreamed that she would have such a successful string of races,” said her father John Hansen.
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By Seth Amitin | November 12, 2009
La Cañada resident and LCHS junior Kate Hansen finished first in the third of four qualifying races at the USA Luge?s World Cup qualifiers at Park City, Utah, on Friday. The victory all but solidified Hansen?s spot on the World Cup roster before the final qualifying race. Hansen took first place with a total time of 1 minute, 30.132 seconds. Her chief competitors in the race finished just behind her. ?Looking at the numbers, even if Kate finishes last at this next race (which would be fourth place)
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By Seth Amitin | March 26, 2009
She?s no Odysseus, but the five-month long journey around the world came to an end this past week for La Cañada junior Katie Hansen as she wrapped up the luge season with a sixth place showing at the U.S. Senior Nationals. The 2008-09 season was tumultous, but ultimately a good one for Hansen. ?In October she placed fourth in the race offs to determine the U.S. Senior Team,? said her father, John Hansen. ?By finishing fourth she qualified for the US Senior Women?s Team. She went with the Senior Team to Vancouver to train on the new Olympic track.
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March 23, 2006
La Cañada Flintridge resident Kate Hansen, 13, has recently finished the luge racing season as a member of the U.S. Luge Junior Development Team. Hansen, who is an eighth grader at La Cañada High, and 16 other young women from throughout the U.S. were picked for the development team last fall by the United States Luge Association. The team has been competing in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Park City Utah, Utah, since early November. The season starts in late October and ends in February.
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