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Kevin Johnson

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  • Young teammates see LeBron James as somewhat of a sage

    An hour after Cleveland suffered its worst defeat of the season, a 29-point blowout to Atlanta on Wednesday night, LeBron James sat in a chair on the baseline with a cold drink in his hand and watched his young teammate, point guard Kyrie Irving, work...
  • Obama's immigration announcement draws praise and bitter criticism

    President Obama's announcement that he would take executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally to stay and work drew quick reaction across the political spectrum Thursday. Here's a sampling: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.):...
  • Celtics Rally Twice, Come Up Short Against Suns

    Celtics Rally Twice, Come Up Short Against Suns
    BOSTON -- The Phoenix Suns blew double-digit leads in both halves but still pulled out a 118-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. The Suns (6-5 after ending a two-game losing streak) led by 13 points in the first half, lost the lead and...
  • AAC Men's Preview Capsules: UConn, SMU Cream Of Crop

    AAC Men's Preview Capsules: UConn, SMU Cream Of Crop
    In predicted order of finish: UCONN Last year: 32-8, NCAA champion Coach: Kevin Ollie, third season Top players: G Ryan Boatright, Sr.; G Rodney Purvis, So.; C Amida Brimah, So. Keep an eye on: Freshman Daniel Hamilton, an elite recruit, will be...
  • Starbucks teams with city to address community problems

    Starbucks teams with city to address community problems
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to meet over coffee at Starbucks to talk about youth employment, and she's inviting Baltimore residents, business people and community leaders to stop in. Baltimore is one of five U.S. cities teaming with Starbucks...
  • Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown

    Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown
    "Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller. "Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
  • California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill

    California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill
    A group representing 69 California mayors, including Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign legislation that would make it easier to temporarily remove guns from individuals believed to be...
  • Eric Garcetti, Other Mayors to Lobby Sacramento to Expand Film Tax Credit

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other California civic leaders will lobby Sacramento on Wednesday to push for extension and expansion of the state's tax incentive program for movies and TV shows. Garcetti's schedule includes a meeting with...
  • Michelle Rhee to step down as head of advocacy group StudentsFirst

    Michelle Rhee to step down as head of advocacy group StudentsFirst
    Michelle Rhee, the controversial education figure and founder of the influential advocacy group StudentsFirst, announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as chief executive of the organization. Rhee, who served as Washington D.C. schools chancellor...
  • L.A. Mayor Expects Incentives Bill to Provide Around $400 Million Per Year for Movies and TV

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that he expects the authors of film and TV tax credit legislation to insert a figure "that is north of $400 million" per year, an amount that would put the state about on par with New York. "It will be close to $400...
  • Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says

    Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says
    The U.S. has regained the 8.7 million jobs lost in the recession, but the average wage has dropped 23 percent, according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors study released today. The report, “U.S. Metro Economies: Income and Wage Gaps Across the U.S.,&...