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April 25, 2014
Approximately 200 people turned out April 16 to hear Olympic athlete Kate Hansen speak at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Foothill Boulevard about her journey from the streets of La Cañada to the luge world championships and to Sochi, Russia. Hansen gave an inspirational talk explaining how by perseverance and her faith, she was able to succeed in her sport. -- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @CarolCormaci .
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | December 25, 2013
Kate Hansen, a 21-year-old who recently qualified to participate in the 2014 winter Olympics celebrated her achievement in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday night. Hansen, a La Cañada High School graduate, was selected to be a member of the U.S. luge team . She gathered with friends, family, and supporters at Los Gringos Locos. She held a fundraising event at the restaurant, which her uncle Bent Hansen owns, in September. Joining the U.S. Olympic team is a bittersweet victory for Kate Hansen, who has been competing since she was a child and narrowly missed getting a spot on the team in 2010.
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By Dan Loumena | January 26, 2014
Steven Holcomb, the veteran bobsled champion, and Kate Hansen, a promising slider in the luge from La Cañada Flintridge, made it a banner day for U.S. competitors in season-ending World Cup competitions on Saturday. Holcomb became the seventh two-man bobsled pilot in World Cup history to win a second season title when he and brakeman Curt Tomasevicz finished seventh in Konigssee, Germany, on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reports .  Hansen became the first American to win a major singles luge competition since 2009 and a World Cup event since 1997 when she took the victory in Sigulda, Latvia.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
“When you talk to Kate Hansen, even if it's just for 35 minutes or so, it doesn't take that long to believe you've gotten to know her. And it takes even less time to know you're going to root for her.” -Excerpt from Feb. 5 'Second String' Upon sports' grandest and most majestic stage, myriad images of Kate Hansen resonated. She smiled, she danced, she pranked and, of course, she luged. In other words, as the Winter Olympics played out in Sochi, Russia and before our eyes, Kate Hansen was herself.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 9, 2014
With members of her family now having joined her in Sochi, Russia, Kate Hansen is zeroing in on her Winter Olympics debut . Hansen, a 2010 La Cañada High graduate, will make her first Olympics run in the women's singles luge on Monday at 6:30 a.m. PDT (6:30 p.m. in Sochi). “Kate [is] doing well,” emailed Kathie Hansen on Sunday morning from Sochi. “She is focused.” Kate's parents Kathie and John made the trip to Sochi earlier in the week along with two of their children and are joined by a small contingent of friends from La Cañada Flintridge.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 26, 2014
Though the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia loom huge on the horizon, for Kate Hansen and the United States luge team nothing changed as it relates to carrying on with the World Cup season. But Hansen changed Team USA's momentum heading into the games, as, along the way to Sochi, the La Cañada High graduate made history on Saturday in Sigulda, Latvia. [UPDATED: Jan. 29, 2014 at 1:17 p.m. ] For the first time since 1997, an American won a World Cup singles race, with Hansen posting a winning time of 1 minute 23.976 seconds over her two runs on Saturday in Sigulda.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
LA CAÑADA - Living out her dream at 80-plus miles an hour upon the storied stage of the Winter Olympics for all to see across television screens, Internet streams, newspaper covers and social media platforms, Kate Hansen smiled wide, shined bright and very much became a star in the Sochi, Russia Games. PHOTOS: Olympian Kate Hansen visits YMCA for autographs and dodgeball Roughly a month removed from making her Olympic debut as part of the Team USA luge team and concluding her four runs with a 10th-place finish in the women's singles race, Hansen returned home to the states and her native La Cañada Flintridge.
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March 10, 2014
Following a memorable Winter Olympics debut in Sochi, Russia, La Cañada Flintridge's Kate Hansen will be back in her hometown this week, making an appearance at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA on Tuesday before appearances at Los Gringos Locos Wednesday and Thursday. Hansen, who took 10 th place in the women's singles luge at the Olympics in February and became a social media darling in large part due to her pre-luge dancing that was part of her warm-up routine, will be on hand from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA.
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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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April 25, 2014
Approximately 200 people turned out April 16 to hear Olympic athlete Kate Hansen speak at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Foothill Boulevard about her journey from the streets of La Cañada to the luge world championships and to Sochi, Russia. Hansen gave an inspirational talk explaining how by perseverance and her faith, she was able to succeed in her sport. -- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @CarolCormaci .
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 17, 2014
No doubt buoyed by the overwhelming popularity gained by Kate Hansen during and following her Winter Olympics debut, USA Luge announced via email Monday afternoon it will bring its USA Luge Slider Search to La Cañada Flintridge. On May 31-June 1, the slider search, which is the same program that began Hansen's involvement with the sport, will take place on Foothill Boulevard, according to an email from Gordy Sheer, the USA Luge marketing director. “I'm so excited to have a slider search in La Cañada,” said Hansen, who is set to attend the clinic.
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By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 14, 2014
The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA held its first-ever Indoor Triathlon Saturday, with individuals and family teams swimming laps in an indoor pool, then riding stationary spin bikes and running on treadmills in a friendly competition designed to promote active lifestyles. The event was an overall success, drawing more than 30 participants, who ranged in age from 6 into the 60s, Healthy Living Director Craig Strazzeri said Monday. "We always want to find more ways for people to stay active and healthy," Strazzeri said.
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From Staff Reports | March 14, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Olympian Kate Hansen is one of 12 athletes who will be lauded at a celebratory parade on Sunday for returning stars of the recently-concluded Sochi Winter Games. The parade will take place in Lake Placid, NY, at 3 p.m. (PDT) down the city's main street and will conclude at The Cottage Café. Speeches will be made by four medal winners and elected officials that will be followed by a lighting of the Lake Placid cauldron and a concluding fireworks show. The four Olympians scheduled to speak are Andrew Weibrecht (silver medal in alpine skiing)
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 13, 2014
The city of La Cañada Flintridge is editing its local filming ordinance, most recently discussing the matter with stakeholders Monday in a Public Safety Commission meeting. Administrative staff, in an attempt to accommodate concerned citizens, pro-filming advocates and the production companies themselves, are refining the ordinance last drafted nearly 20 years ago. That language delineates the process by which production companies must seek permission to film in public and residential areas and notify homeowners after approval.
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By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 13, 2014
Among the 14 local students who participated Sunday in La Cañada Unified School District's TEDx event, where students shared their hopes, dreams and ideas with the community, one speaker caught the attention of the audience - 10-year-old Ray Wipfli. The Paradise Canyon Elementary School fifth-grader explained in his talk, "The Game of Life," how a recent trip to Africa helped him realize the power that global sports, like soccer, have to unite people from different backgrounds and cultures.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
“When you talk to Kate Hansen, even if it's just for 35 minutes or so, it doesn't take that long to believe you've gotten to know her. And it takes even less time to know you're going to root for her.” -Excerpt from Feb. 5 'Second String' Upon sports' grandest and most majestic stage, myriad images of Kate Hansen resonated. She smiled, she danced, she pranked and, of course, she luged. In other words, as the Winter Olympics played out in Sochi, Russia and before our eyes, Kate Hansen was herself.
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March 12, 2014
Families gathered at the Community Center on the first Saturday of March to take part in the 21st annual Western Round Up, the largest fundraiser of the year for the center's preschool program. The event featured games and other attractions, as well as a catered barbecue meal. Adults had the opportunity to bid on more than 300 items in the silent auction, including children's party packages, tickets to sporting events, restaurant certificates, toys and gifts. -- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com Follow @CarolCormaci on Twitter.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
LA CAÑADA - Living out her dream at 80-plus miles an hour upon the storied stage of the Winter Olympics for all to see across television screens, Internet streams, newspaper covers and social media platforms, Kate Hansen smiled wide, shined bright and very much became a star in the Sochi, Russia Games. PHOTOS: Olympian Kate Hansen visits YMCA for autographs and dodgeball Roughly a month removed from making her Olympic debut as part of the Team USA luge team and concluding her four runs with a 10th-place finish in the women's singles race, Hansen returned home to the states and her native La Cañada Flintridge.
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March 10, 2014
Following a memorable Winter Olympics debut in Sochi, Russia, La Cañada Flintridge's Kate Hansen will be back in her hometown this week, making an appearance at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA on Tuesday before appearances at Los Gringos Locos Wednesday and Thursday. Hansen, who took 10 th place in the women's singles luge at the Olympics in February and became a social media darling in large part due to her pre-luge dancing that was part of her warm-up routine, will be on hand from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA.
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