Mayor Kevin Johnson changed downtown Sacramento by keeping the Kings in town and getting an arena built. Sexual allegations changed the way he communicated.
Mayor Kevin Johnson changed downtown Sacramento by keeping the Kings in town and getting an arena built. Sexual allegations changed the way he communicated. José Luis Villegas Sacramento Bee file
Mayor Kevin Johnson changed downtown Sacramento by keeping the Kings in town and getting an arena built. Sexual allegations changed the way he communicated. José Luis Villegas Sacramento Bee file
Marcos Bretón

Marcos Bretón

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I tried to understand Kevin Johnson, but Kevin Johnson always got in the way

December 07, 2016 04:00 AM

UPDATED December 07, 2016 03:26 PM

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Hello, my name is Marcos Bretón, and I'm the news columnist with The Sacramento Bee. What’s a columnist supposed to do? I’m supposed to make you think, make you laugh, make you mad or make you see an issue in a different way. I also write a weekly baseball column during the baseball season. I am a native of Northern California and the son of Mexican immigrants. I’ve been at The Bee for more than 20 years, and I love Sacramento.

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