Newsom sends gifts to Sacramento mayor

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A California mayor whose garment bag was swiped during a visit to San Francisco received a gift basket from that city's mayor as a means of mending ties.

Sacramento plans homeless tent city

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Officials in Sacramento, Calif., plan to set up a safe campground for the homeless with running water and trash pickup.

Mayor's problems could cost city aid

SACRAMENTO, April 1 (UPI) -- A lawyer says that Sacramento, Calif., could have trouble getting federal aid because its mayor is on a list of those excluded from federal contracts.

Sacramento plans to move tent dwellers

SACRAMENTO, March 20 (UPI) -- Sacramento will find shelter for as many as 150 homeless people who have been living in a tent city just north of the downtown area, officials say.

Sacramento mayor open to homeless camps

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says he is willing to listen to proposals for legal campsites for the homeless including portable toilets and running water.

Doctors: Technology = efficiency, safety

NASHVILLE, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Technology makes doctors feel efficient and losing it makes them feel vulnerable, U.S. researchers said.

Microsoft reoganizes as Johnson departs

REDMOND, Wash., July 24 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. Thursday said it would split a 14,000-employee division in two, the result of a high level executive departure.
Microsoft gives up bid for Yahoo

Microsoft gives up bid for Yahoo

SEATTLE, May 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. announced it is giving up its bid to buy Yahoo! Inc. after a Saturday meeting in Seattle between top executives of the two companies.

Former NBA star running for mayor

SACRAMENTO, March 12 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Kevin Johnson is running for mayor in Sacramento, his home town.

Kevin Johnson seeks Sacramento mayorship

SACRAMENTO, March 6 (UPI) -- Former NBA all-star point guard Kevin Johnson says he is running for mayor of his hometown of Sacramento, Calif.

Ohio court: Consecutive terms not required

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday state law does not require consecutive sentences for certain major crimes, including rape.

Teens get life in prison for knife killing

NEWCASTLE, England, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Three British teenagers were given life sentences for the fatal stabbing of a young man who complained they were too noisy.

Microsoft to pay $240M for Facebook stake

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft beat Google and Yahoo! in the stakes race for social network Facebook, agreeing to pay $240 million for a stake in the company.

Ohio teacher fired over class action

TRENTON, Ohio, June 13 (UPI) -- A high school teacher in Trenton, Ohio, reportedly was fired last week after complaints were made on his handling of a recent assignment.

Lions' receiver lost for season

DETROIT, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions have lost wide receiver Kevin Johnson for the rest of the season after he suffered an Achilles' tendon injury.
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Kevin Johnson
CLE2001100701 - 07 OCTOBER 2001 - CLEVELAND,OHIO,USA: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Kevin Johnson loses control of the ball after a short catch but was able to recover the fumble during second quarter action at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Ohio, October 7, 2001. The Browns went to 3-1 as they defeated the San Diego Chargers 20-16. gh/Gary Harwood UPI

Kevin Maurice Johnson (born March 4, 1966) is the current mayor of Sacramento, California. He is Sacramento's first African American mayor. Prior to entering politics Johnson was a basketball player in the NBA, playing point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns. As a basketball player, he was a three-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection who holds many records for the Phoenix Suns franchise. At University of California, Berkeley, Johnson had been a two-time All-Pac 10 Conference player who was also an honorable-mention All-American by the Associated Press sportswriters.

As mayor of Sacramento, Johnson has met with President Obama and his administration three times about critical regional issues. He regularly consults with the nation's leading mayors, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; former Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty; former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom; Newark Mayor Cory Booker; and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, among others. Johnson has served as a guest commentator on several networks including CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, and has been featured on Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, and The Colbert Report.

Johnson was born and raised in Sacramento, the son of Georgia West and Lawrence Johnson. After Johnson's father drowned in an accident in the Sacramento River, he was raised by the Peat family, Johnson's grandparents. He would go on to become a local standout at Sacramento High School, where he starred in both baseball and basketball, leading the state of California in scoring as a senior (32.5 ppg).

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