I don't know if it's something every city should doSacramento mayor open to homeless camps Jan 23, 2009
These results support greater adoption of HIT and underscore the need for formal system-specific education for new trainees, faculty, and staff transitioning to a new system of careDoctors: Technology = efficiency, safety Jan 12, 2009
Making this investment and expanding ... is a great win for not only for our two companies, but also our collective users and advertisersMicrosoft to pay $240M for Facebook stake Oct 24, 2007
I think the school board made an inappropriate decision and they should have used progressive disciplineOhio teacher fired over class action Jun 13, 2006
In April of 1999, Centenary College made a bold statement hiring me as the head men's basketball coach and the first African-American head coach in the history of the collegeCentenary basketball coach steps down Mar 02, 2005
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).