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April 29, 2014 8:44 PM

Sterling controversy catapults Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson onto national stage

The episode has been a deeply personal one for Johnson. Not only is he a former NBA star, he is also Sacramento’s first African American mayor and a man whose office at City Hall is filled with history books on race relations.

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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.

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