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No confetti, choirs as Kevin Johnson leaves Sacramento mayor’s post

Former NBA star Kevin Johnson rolled into Sacramento City Hall as a superstar in 2008. A charismatic celebrity, he was the first African American to hold the job. Eight years later, he’s leaving the office on a more low-key note, having been politically damaged by allegations of sexual misconduct and the defeat of his strong-mayor plan for Sacramento.

City Beat

Air Force veteran held no grudge for internment camp imprisonment

Frank Nakamura was interned at Tule Lake but held no grudges. He served 20 years in the Air Force, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He died Nov. 11 at his home in Sacramento. Memories of his experience come as President-elect Donald Trump is proposing a registry for immigrants from countries with terrorist networks.

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This doctor runs against time and the two companions trying to kill him

Larry Saltzman, 63, will run part of the California International Marathon Dec. 4 to raise money to fight the dual cancers, leukemia and lymphoma, that threaten to halt every step he takes. Many Sacramento residents know him as Dr. Saltzman, a caring and compassionate retired family physician, who diagnosed himself as having diseases with no cure, only treatment.

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Elevated lead levels found in the yards of 11 homes near closed city gun range

Elevated levels of lead were discovered in the yards of 11 homes near a closed indoor gun range in south Sacramento’s Mangan Park, city officials said Tuesday. Tests of the soil in 29 yards near the James G. Mangan Rifle and Pistol Range last month discovered 11 with lead above the state Department of Toxic Substances Control screening level for residences. That means the lead in the soil was at levels that could be harmful to children after long-term exposure.

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'Art Street' hopes to build on success of temporary display

The group behind Sacramento's "Art Hotel" are planning bigger display with "Art Street."
Ed Fletcher efletcher@sacbee.com
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'Art Street' hopes to build on success of temporary display

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Sacramento arena artist is an edgy veteran of city's scene

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Transformation of downtown Sacramento will take some time

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Ballet dances become business people with Capital Dance Project