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  • From La Cañada to Sochi, Kate Hansen's love of luge has carried her to Olympics

    From La Cañada to Sochi, Kate Hansen's love of luge has carried her to Olympics
    There really is nary a moment to ponder the romanticism of it all — the danger, the glory, the adrenaline. The slightest of wrong moves has the potential to produce the most phenomenal of falls. “If you think, then you’re on your...
  • Federal funds to foster healthy marriage have little effect, study finds

    Federal funds to foster healthy marriage have little effect, study finds
    Hundreds of millions of dollars in government spending to promote healthy marriages seems to have had little effect on marriage and divorce trends, a new study has found. The federal government will have spent roughly $800 million on its Healthy...
  • Kate Hansen 'focused' on eve of Olympics debut

    Kate Hansen 'focused' on eve of Olympics debut
    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....
  • Grant Gordon: 'Go Kate, go!'

    Grant Gordon: 'Go Kate, go!'
    “The Olympic games are coming and she’s on the luge team/ She’s the fastest on the ice that anybody’s ever seen/ Go Kate, go!” - Ukulele Bartt It’s hard to know somebody after just one phone call. It’s an...
  • Winter storms creating treacherous avalanche conditions; 6 dead

    Six people have been killed and two injured skiers were awaiting rescue after being struck or buried by avalanches--one 9-feet deep--across the West in recent days. In Oregon: Two cross-country skiers in Oregon were killed about noon Tuesday near...
  • Laboratory glass blowers find themselves victim of the digital age

    Laboratory glass blowers find themselves victim of the digital age
    Stan Sheldon places his blowtorch between two spinning glass tubes. He blows into a mouthpiece that looks like a cigarette perched on his bottom lip. Air enters one end of a tube and puffs up through smoldering, wilting glass. As the tubes appear near...
  • Sen. Flake's conservative quest to find Senate comity

    Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona likes President Barack Obama, voted to give him the authority to strike Syria, supported the comprehensive immigration legislation favored by the White House, and works comfortably with members of the opposing party. The six-...
  • Having a family can be good for your career

    If you haven't read Anne-Marie Slaughter's cover story in the July/August issue of The Atlantic, titled "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," you've probably seen part of the discussion it sparked. With her argument that "among those who have made it to...
  • Around Town: Tourney raises $40,000 for seniors

    Around Town: Tourney raises $40,000 for seniors
    FUNDRAISERS The Huntington Beach Council on Aging raised more than $40,000 during the 21st annual On Course golf tournament. First Bank and Capital Source Bank were title sponsors for the event, held in Huntington Beach. A silent auction and raffle...
  • Dr. William F. House dies at 89; championed cochlear implant

    Dr. William F. House dies at 89; championed cochlear implant
    Dr. William F. House, a dentist-turned-ear specialist who 50 years ago defied the medical establishment and many advocates for the hearing impaired to champion an implantable device, now widely accepted, that made everyday sounds audible to the profoundly...
  • In Theory: Is the Internet the enemy of faith?

    The Internet can be a source of information and illumination, but for some it's also a cause for worry, and in some cases, a loss of faith, as one Mormon man discovered. Hans Mattsson, a "solid believer" in his faith, began to have doubts after...
  • Coasting through California on skateboards

    Coasting through California on skateboards
    Cousins Mason Bennett and Kenton Durfee are skateboarders on a mission. Bennett, 23, from North Salt Lake City, and Durfee, 23, from Mesa, Ariz., are nearing the end of a 650-mile skateboarding trip along the California coast to raise money for the...