- Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone likes to rise with the sun — about 5 a.m. most days. But Thursday morning, he found himself up an hour earlier than usual so he could go live on KNTV to talk about the county's historic drop in property values.
- And boy, was it lonely. Channel 11 didn't even bother to send a reporter out for Stone's live appearance on the 5 a.m. news in front of the shuttered Mervyn's on Hamilton Avenue in Campbell. It was just Larry, with an earpiece, a bleary-eyed cameraman and, for a brief spell, a passing police officer who wondered what the heck was going on.
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