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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Thursday

New Technology High to be discussed

Trustees of the Sacramento City Unified School District are to decide whether to renew the charter petition for Sacramento New Technology High School. District staff previously urged denial based on the school’s financial insolvency and lack of student academic progress. This time, the staff is making no recommendation but has noted that trustees would be on solid ground for a denial. Some parents have asked that the school remain open. Trustees also are expected to ratify a contract to hire Jorge A. Aguilar as the district’s next superintendent. The public meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento.

Talk will address Obamacare

Guest speaker Dr. Susan McGinty will discuss on short- and long-term goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the effect and impact of “Repeal and Replace Obamacare.” McGinty will also provide state and federal legislative updates. The event, sponsored by the Leage of Women Voters, takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Loomis Library, 6050 Library Drive. Go to www.lwvplacercounty.org for more information.

Come see cactuses

Cactus expert Norm Klein, who has one of the best cactus collections in California, will open his private garden to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. No reservations are necessary and admission is free. Klein’s garden is at 11139 Mace River Court, Rancho Cordova.

Four-day fest in Rocklin

The Rocklin Community Festival begins a four-day run Thursday at Johnson-Springview Park, 5480 Fifth St. The celebration, sponsored by Rocklin Kiwanis and the city of Rocklin, features carnival rides, entertainment, a food court and more. Event times are 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Go to rocklincommunityfestival.org for more information.

Saber battle at Fremont Park

Saber Battle Sacramento returns to Fremont Park, 1515 Q St. The event, scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m., features a massive saber in which participants pick a side, good or evil, and use a saber in a friendly fight.

‘Dr. Strangelove’ at Crocker

Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove” will be screened at the Crocker Art Gallery as part of its Summer Film Series showcasing the power of black and white. The event, at 216 O St., Sacramento, includes local film historian Jacob Greenberg and a black-and-white short film. Go to www.crockerart.org for more information.

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