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

Forum examines internment, treatment of Muslims

Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, is the keynote speaker for “Hysteria, Racism, Politics: Parallels Between the WWII Japanese American Internment and Attitudes Toward the Muslim Community.” The free public forum is scheduled at the Harper Alumni Center at California State University, Sacramento. A reception is from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by opening remarks and the keynote address from 5 to 5:45 p.m. After a brief break, a panel discussion is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Go to www.csus.edu for more information.

A chance of showers

There’s a slight chance of rain Friday in Sacramento, but don’t look for a downpour. The little weather system making its way into Northern California will not pack much of a punch. The National Weather Service expects clouds to clear for a sunny weekend.

King-sized honor for teachers of year

The 2016 Sacramento County Teachers of the Year will be honored during halftime of the Sacramento Kings-Denver Nuggets game at Sleep Train Arena. The county’s reigning top teachers – Jennifer Ruby, who teaches sixth grade at Bell Avenue Elementary in the Robla School District, and Stephanie Smith, a third- and fourth-grade teacher at Oak Ridge Elementary in the Sacramento City Unified School District – will be among the 15 instructors to be honored at center court around 8 p.m.

CSUS president to speak in Rancho Cordova

California State University, Sacramento, President Robert Nelsen is the guest speaker at the Rancho Cordova Luncheon. Nelsen will detail his plans for leading Sacramento State students and faculty into the future. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive. Go to www.cordovacouncil.org for more information.

Deadline arrives for first benefit drawing

Friday is the deadline for the first early-bird drawing for the Sacramento Dream House Raffle benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California. All tickets purchased by Friday will be entered in the March 2 drawing. The winner will get to choose between a 2016 BMW 5 Series or $50,000 cash. Three early-bird drawings are scheduled throughout the raffle. All tickets entered into each of the early-bird drawings are re-entered into the grand prize drawing scheduled for June 3, when the winner will get to choose between an El Dorado Hills Serrano Golf and Country Club dream house or $2 million in cash. The final day to purchase a raffle ticket is May 20. Go to www.sacramentoraffle.com/Overview.aspx for more information.

Local sports

  • Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets, 7 p.m., Sleep Train Arena
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