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New Sacramento mayor ditches Kevin Johnson’s fancy SUV for a Ford sedan

December 14, 2016 02:58 PM

UPDATED December 15, 2016 11:25 AM

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact Lillis at rlillis@sacbee.com or 916-321-1085. Twitter: @Ryan_Lillis.