Tom Armstrong

Best, Worst of Monday Night Live

These two gentlemen—Dave Cortese, left, and Sam Liccardo—fit well in tuxedos considering the amount of money going into the San Jose mayor's race.

The 21st annual comedy show Monday Night Live! starred some of Silicon Valley’s biggest political players eschewing personal dignity for the sake of raising money for the San Jose Stage Company. For that we thank them.

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Bay Area Developers at Odds with City Hall over Lucrative Land Deal

The property at 2905 S. King Rd. in San Jose is being discussed as a lucrative site for development. (Image via GoogleMaps)

Big-time Bay Area developers Tom Armstrong and Chop Keenan have joined forces with former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery to push the city to change its zoning classification of a piece of property on South King Road. The land is currently home to Asian/Indian radio station KLOK 1170 and a sprawling field that would be better off as a massive lot of single-family detached homes, according to the power brokers. But in an effort to create jobs, the city’s general plan forbids the conversion of light industrial property to residential, and current Mayor Chuck Reed and city planning director Joseph Horwedel are trying to quash the proposal. That might not make a difference, though, as some men can’t be denied.

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