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Kevin Johnson

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  • Contest for California schools chief heats up

    Contest for California schools chief heats up
    California voters haven't booted out a state schools chief in 32 years. They're not likely to this year, either. But don't bet the kids' college money on it. This is a weird election, especially the June 3 primary. There's nothing really compelling on...
  • Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race

    Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race
    In next month's contest to lead the state's public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement. Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions,...
  • Top candidates for state schools chief in close money race

    Top candidates for state schools chief in close money race
    The top contenders to be the state’s public schools chief are neck-and-neck in campaign funds leading into the June primary, according to finance reports filed Thursday. Current state superintendent Tom Torlakson has just under $200,000 in the...
  • Mayors Urge California to Expand Production Tax Credit

    Seeking to boost prospects for expanding California's production tax credit, mayors from 10 of the state's largest cities announced their support for legislation to make the Golden State more competitive with dozens of other states that are luring...
  • Sale of Sacramento Kings to California investors is a done deal

    Calling it one of the great comebacks in sports, Mayor Kevin Johnson announced on Friday at City Hall that the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a local group of investors has been finalized. The Maloof family is reportedly selling a 65% controlling...
  • An outside-the box candidate for baseball commissioner: Kevin Johnson

    SACRAMENTO — There is hope for the rundown downtown here, and for the hometown basketball team. The Sacramento Kings were as good as gone in January, when rich boys from Seattle put up half a billion dollars to load the team into a moving van headed...
  • Ron Kaye: Wishing PACs would pack it in

    Ron Kaye: Wishing PACs would pack it in
    Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals.  The event was...
  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's top 9 flops, from Tablet PC to Xbox One

    Microsoft's tumultuous fall on the stock market during the last 13 years has largely been fueled by missteps in the consumer products market. Though Bill Gates had significant control until 2006, soon-departing Chief Executive Steve Ballmer ultimately...
  • Slow Obamacare start doesn't reflect coverage demand, union says

    A spokesman for a large labor group active in enrolling uninsured people in the California's new healthcare insurance marketplace said his organization has been encouraged by the early reaction to Obamacare. The comments came as initial enrollment...
  • Sacramento wins big victory in fight for Kings

    Sacramento wins big victory in fight for Kings
    SACRAMENTO — In a town normally obsessed with political power plays and legislative minutiae, the only thing people wanted to talk about Monday was the Kings. The Capitol, the city and the metropolitan area were all buzzing with the news that an...
  • Skelton: Sacramento steps up to save the Kings

    Skelton: Sacramento steps up to save the Kings
    Without question, Mayor Kevin Johnson has been the central player in the effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento. But it's also clear, George Skelton says in his Thursday column, that he had an all-star team of high-powered politicos on his side.   For...