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Fischer fits Ducks’ bill

Katherine Fischer of Los Altos last week was named Student-Athlete of the Week by, the official website of University of Oregon athletics. The Homestead High graduate is a senior outside hitter on the Ducks volleyball team. Fischer was named All-Tournament at Ohio University’s Baymont Invitational, notching a season-high 20 kills and 11 digs in Oregon’s win over the host team in the Sept. 2 title match. Over the Ducks’ three matches at the tourney, Fischer averaged 3.80 kills and 2.70 digs per set, with a hitting percentage of .431.

Shoreline stuff for sale

The Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center’s 12th annual Sale of Cool Stuff is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Shoreline Park, 3160 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Gently used kayaks, sailboats, and windsurfers, as well as sails, booms, rigging supplies and other watersport-related items will be sold at discounted prices. Admission is free. For more information, call 965-3779 or visit

Free bike repair class

REI in Mountain View is scheduled to host a free bicycle repair class 11 a.m. to noon Sunday. Led by an REI bike technician, the class will cover safety inspection – how to check wheels, derailleurs, gears, cranks, handlebars and stems for wear and tear. REI is located at 2450 Charleston Road. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 969-1938 or visit

Swing for the Oaks

The ninth annual Tony Makjavich Memorial Golf Tournament is slated Sept. 22 at Monarch Bay Golf Course in San Leandro. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto Oaks semipro baseball team, founded by Makjavich and now run by Los Altos High graduate Steve Espinoza. Shotgun start for the scramble-format tourney is set for 1:30 p.m. Cost is $150, which includes greens fees, cart, prizes, range balls and tri-tip dinner; $35 for dinner and raffle only. To register or for more information, call 302-3279, email [email protected] or visit

Trail running 101

REI in Mountain View is scheduled to host a free presentation on trail running 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20. It will cover the basics of trail running. REI is located at 2450 Charleston Road. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 969-1938 or visit

Benefit bike ride

The second Canary Challenge – a bike ride offering 100-mile, 50-, 75- and 100-kilometer courses – is scheduled Sept. 29 in Palo Alto. Multiple food and water stops and mechanical and medical assistance will be provided along the course, which begins at VMware, 3401 Hillview Ave. The Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding, discovering and developing tests for early cancer detection, hosts the ride. Registration is $100, plus a fundraising goal of at least $400. Proceeds will be donated to the Stanford Cancer Institute, according to organizers. For more information, call 646-3200 or visit

Cycle the city

The inaugural Historic Bike Tour of Los Altos, a leisurely 12-mile bicycle ride to celebrate Los Altos’ 60th birthday, is scheduled 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The tour – set to start behind Los Altos City Hall and end at the Bleibler house on Cherry Avenue – will feature more than 35 points of interest. Cost is $10, which includes lunch and raffle. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets and more information, call 383-7540 or visit

Sports film screenings

The only Bay Area stop of the 2012 Radical Reels Tour – featuring screenings of action sports films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival – is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Sept. 21 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave. Cost is $17-$20; proceeds benefit the Snowlands Network. For tickets and more information, call 969-1938.

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