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  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson brings NBA showmanship to White House

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson brings NBA showmanship to White House
    President Obama is used to getting a very earnest, often heartfelt introduction from a nervous ordinary person before he takes the podium for a speech. But on Friday, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson broke the mold. Introducing the president at a...
  • Crossover Basketball improves youths' skills, on and off the court

    Every Sunday, more than a hundred kids ages 11 to 18 come to south Sacramento's Valley High to shoot hoops and let basketball change their lives. They're part of Crossover Basketball, a faith-based nonprofit that has been helping steer youths off the...
  • Baltimore mayor seeks more federal aid to combat police misconduct

    Baltimore mayor seeks more federal aid to combat police misconduct
    As calls persist for greater police accountability in communities across the nation, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told a White House panel Tuesday that the city needs money for increased training and body cameras, and to add supervisors to the office...
  • Rawlings-Blake to testify in D.C. about policing in Baltimore

    Rawlings-Blake to testify in D.C. about policing in Baltimore
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to testify Tuesday afternoon at the first public listening session of President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing to discuss "building trust and legitimacy between police and the communities they...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.):...
  • 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...