Kevin Johnson Calls for Clippers Owner Donald Sterling To Be Suspended, Fined

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SACRAMENTO – Former NBA star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has called for the NBA to suspend Donald Sterling indefinitely, appoint an executive or family member to run the team, and levy “the maximum fine possible” as punishment for the racist remarks purportedly made by the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner. Johnson is advising the National […]

Mayor Johnson Appointed to Presidential Task Force

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WASHINGTON – In recognition of Sacramento’s leadership in preparing for the impacts of climate change, Mayor Kevin Johnson was selected as a member of President Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. President Obama established the Task Force today as part of his Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for […]

Sacramento Area Leaders & Organizations Sponsor Health Enrollment Day

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SACRAMENTO – Forget plagued websites, Covered California is given area residents a chance to sign up for affordable health insurance in person. Enrollment Day in Sacramento will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. Individuals and families can find out more information and apply on-site at four different locations in four […]

Opening Night Rocked; Kings Beat Nuggets 90-88

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, right, and Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive, left, presents NBA Commissioner David Stern, center, with the keys to the city during opening night at Sleep Train Arena. Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 90-89. Oct. 30, 2013.
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NORTH NATOMAS – It was only one word to describe the Sacramento Kings opening night at Sleep Train Arena Wednesday night: Crazy. However, at the the end of night, the team made the evening worth all the while and ensured enthusiastic patrons that they are proud to keep playing in Sacramento for many more seasons. […]

Kevin Johnson Urges Accountability as Head of Black Mayors Group

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ATLANTA – Sacramento, Calif. Mayor Kevin Johnson, the newly-elected president of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM), told his colleagues that if they don’t improve the lives of their constituents, they don’t deserve to remain in office. “We got these good seats, we’ve been elected and we get honored and esteemed everywhere we go,” […]

Sacramento and Seattle Wrestle for the Kings in New York: Decision Still to Come

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, standing second to left, and Sacramento City Councilman Allen Wayne Warren, standing far left, take a photo with representatives that made a presentation to the NBA in hopes of keeping the Sacramento Kings in town.

NEW YORK – Sacramento laid out its “compelling case” of its plans to build a brand new sports and entertainment arena and financial efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings in town Wednesday to the NBA’s Finance and Relocation committees in New York. So did an investment group that has already agreed to buy 65 percent […]

Sacramento City Council Approves Arena Term Sheet

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 to approve a financial term sheet to build a new $447.7 million sports and entertainment arena in downtown Sacramento on Tuesday night. The City Council’s decision paves the way for the usage of the city’s parking operations. In reference to the term sheet, $258 million would be […]

Mayor Johnson Names Names for Kings During State of the City Address

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SACRAMENTO – Ending weeks of widespread speculation and rumors, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson told The OBSERVER that billionaire Ron Burkle and Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24-Hour Fitness, are the majority equity partners who will make a bid for the Sacramento Kings. “Yes, they are,” Johnson told The OBSERVER when asked if Burkle and Mastrov […]

LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME Premieres in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell and Mayor Kevin Johnson will be hosting the film’s Sacramento Premiere at the Historic […]

KJ Introduces Local Ownership Group Interested In Buying The Kings

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson warned the citizens of Seattle not to celebrate too early over the recent news that the Sacramento Kings have been sold to play in their city. Johnson assembled a group of 20 local business leaders — including African American physician Dr. Nate Allen — who are committed to keeping […]