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Around Town: Sage Hill School to host 17th Multicultural Fair

A performer demonstrates a Korean folk dance during a past Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School in Newport Coast. The campus will host the 17th annual fair Saturday.
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Sage Hill School in Newport Coast will host its 17th annual Multicultural Fair on Saturday.

The event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include international food booths, live entertainment, a bazaar and crafts.

Admission is $5; children 5 and younger get in free. Food tickets are $1 each; most items will cost two to four tickets. Family ticket packs are available.

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Costa Mesa State of the City luncheon set for Thursday

Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis and City Manager Tom Hatch will speak at the Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City luncheon Thursday at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel.

The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., also will honor the OC Fair & Events Center, the Los Angeles Chargers — whose headquarters is in Costa Mesa — Vans and restaurateur Mario Marovic.

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Laguna Beach offers free sandbags to residents and business owners

The city of Laguna Beach will offer free filled sandbags beginning Wednesday to help residents and business owners prepare for upcoming rain.


There’s a limit of 10 sandbags per resident. They can be picked up at the ACT V parking lot at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road or the Aliso Beach parking lot at 31118 Coast Hwy.

Unfilled sandbags are available at the city’s four fire stations. The bags cannot be filled with sand from Laguna’s beaches or playgrounds.

For locations where sand can be purchased, go to

Costa Mesa police DUI checkpoint nets 4 arrests

Four people were arrested during a weekend DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Costa Mesa, police said.

Police said 1,093 cars went through the checkpoint on Harbor Boulevard south of Sunflower Avenue late Friday through early Saturday. One person was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and two people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

The checkpoint also resulted in one drug-related arrest and two citations for people suspected of driving without a valid license, police said.

New Costa Mesa web page has info on group homes and code enforcement

Costa Mesa has launched a new web page containing information on code enforcement activities and group homes — including a list of facilities that are state-licensed, have received city permits, have been closed or have applications pending.

The page can be viewed by clicking the Community Improvement/Group Homes tab on the left side of the home page on the city’s website,


Women’s rehab program to hold Circle of Life Breakfast fundraiser

Costa Mesa’s New Directions for Women rehabilitation program will hold its 10th annual Circle of Life Breakfast on Monday to raise funds for scholarships for women, their children and families in need of drug and alcohol treatment.

The event will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Tickets are free. Donations are at guests’ discretion.

Entries being taken for Newport Beach Art Exhibition

Submissions are being accepted for the 54th annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition.

Artists 18 and older can enter one or two original works in the juried show, which is set for June 16 at Newport Beach City Hall.

Categories include photography, 3-D art and painting in watercolors, oils and acrylics. Fees are $30 for one entry and $40 for two entries.

Awards range from $100 to $300 and will be announced that day.

Last year’s exhibition featured more than 260 works by 130 artists.

The deadline for entries is May 25. Applications should be submitted online at



5:40 p.m.: This article was updated with the Costa Mesa State of the City item.

This article was originally published at 5:20 p.m.