| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:44 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:41 AM
In predicted order of finish:
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:47 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:23 PM
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.):...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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...