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

Parents to be honored in Placerville

As part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office hosts a special event at noon at Placerville Town Hall, 545 Main St. The first Inspiration Award will be presented to Ron and Sharon Swanson, parents of Richard Swanson, who was killed in 1980. The Swansons will be recognized for the commitment to seeking justice for their son. According to the the District Attorney’s Office, Swanson’s killer was not identified until 2010. In April 2014, Andrew Sanford was convicted of first-degree murder in the case.

Veterans to be saluted at cemetery

The Sacramento Valley National Cemetery honors veterans who have no next of kin during a 2 p.m. ceremony at 5810 Midway Road, Dixon. Veterans and the public are invited to attend. The ceremony includes rifle volleys, taps and a flag presentation to a veteran in attendance. The cemetery holds the event quarterly, with others scheduled July 13 and Oct. 12. Call 707-693-2460 for more information.

New water efficiency feature at center

The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners host a grand opening for a new educational feature, Ultra Water Efficient Landscape area. The free event is from 9 a.m. to noon at at the Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Master Gardeners will be available to talk about vegetables, citrus trees and compost. Go to ucanr.edu/sites/sacmg for more information.

Maidu culture to be discussed

Mark Murphy, senior supervisor with The Maidu Museum in Roseville, speaks about the native culture of the Maidu and the museum from 6 to 7 p.m. at Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento. The talk, part of A Night at the State Library series, is free, but a reservation is required. Go to www.library.ca.gov for more information.

Things to do

▪ Comedian Will Durst stars at the Humor Times’ 25th anniversary celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. at Laughs Unlimited, 1207 Front St., Old Sacramento. The show features a “Short History of the Humor Times” slide show, which showcases many cartoons and covers for the political humor publication. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Go to www.humortimes.com for more information.

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