Basketball / NBA Mar 11, 2017

Former mayor Kevin Johnson now sports agency executive

Ex-Sacramento mayor and NBA star Kevin Johnson is joining the sports agency Independent Sports and Entertainment. Power agent Dan Fegan has been ousted as part of the shake-up. ISE said Friday that Johnson will serve as vice chairman, addressing the company's "corporate vision and strategy" ...

Olympics Apr 27, 2016

Two-time Olympic weightlifting champion Kono dies at 85

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Tommy Kono died Sunday in Honolulu due to complications from liver disease, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. He was 85. Kono won gold medals at the Olympics in Helsinki in 1952, and Melbourne in 1956, and captured six World Championship titles. ...

World Mar 19, 2016

French train hero's father charged in California arson fraud scheme

Three people including the father of French train hero Spencer Stone have been indicted in a scheme to set fire to commercial buildings in the Sacramento area in order to collect insurance money. The indictment unsealed Friday says that Jamal Shehadeh, 57, was the ringleader, ...

Basketball / NBA Oct 22, 2015

Kevin Johnson won't seek third term as mayor

Calling it a tough decision, former NBA star and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Wednesday he will not seek a third term next year now that the capital city is heading in a positive direction. Johnson, a 49-year-old Democrat, told reporters at a bookstore ...