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Costa Mesa Fish Fry starts sizzling today at Lions Park The 63rd annual Fish Fry, sponsored by the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club, will take place today and Sunday at Lions Park, which is on 18th Street between Park and Anaheim avenues.

The event features music, games, raffles and activities to raise money for schools, clubs and nonprofit organizations.

The schedule of events is:

Today Noon to 1 p.m.: Opening and Davis Choir

1 to 2 p.m.: CMHS Jazz Band

2 to 3 p.m.: SOY Youth Group

3 to 4 p.m.: Endeavor School of the Arts

4 to 4:30 p.m.: Raffle

5 to 8 p.m.: The Fabulous Nomads

8 to 8:30 p.m.: Raffle

Sunday Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Lou Larocco's Music

1:30 to 2 p.m.: Cheer Groups

2 to 3 p.m. Baby Contest

3 to 4 p.m.: Starlight Stage Group

4 to 4:30 p.m.: Raffle

4 to 6 p.m.: Avalon Highway

6 to 8 p.m.: Latino Band

8 to 8:30 p.m.: Raffle

— Staff reports

Newport Beach Henry Segerstrom to receive Carnegie medal Newport-Mesa businessman, philanthropist and arts patron Henry Segerstrom will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence on Monday for his work with the Orange County Performing Arts Center and other arts institutions.

Segerstrom, the founder of South Coast Plaza, will receive the laurel Monday evening at the Waldorf-Astoria's Starlight Roof in New York. He is the fourth recipient of the award, which will be give to him by the 2008 winner, Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive of Macy's.

— Staff reports

Balboa Island Parade takes place Sunday The Balboa Island Parade, an annual tradition that signifies the beginning of summer, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday along Marine Avenue. The key to viewing the event for non-Islanders is arriving early, as the bridge closes at 10 a.m.

The 17th annual installment, which has adopted "Family, Friends and Fun" as this year's theme, is sponsored by the Balboa Island Home Improvement Assn.

For more information visit www.balboa-island.net/eip.htm.

— Staff reports

Huntington Beach Interim superintendent takes position full time The school district has named Kathy Kessler as superintendent. Kessler has been serving in the job on an interim basis.

Kessler has been filling in the position since former Supt. Roberta DeLuca retired in July 1. She had a one-year contract that was extended for another two years.

Kessler has spent more than 37 years in education, a dozen of those as the district assistant superintendent of human resources.

She started served serving as an elementary school teacher, reading specialist and principal.

The district oversees seven elementary schools and two middle schools in Huntington Beach.

— Britney Barnes

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