Jason Bennert was born at Good Samaritan Hospital and spent his childhood watching the orchards of the Valley of Heart's Delight being uprooted to make way for the subdivisions and office parks of Silicon Valley. During his 20-year career in South Bay journalism, he talked about the best item on the menu at Original Joe’s with former President George H.W. Bush, made Downtown San Jose restaurant recommendations to Clint Eastwood and his wife, and gave local traffic tips to celebrity attorney Mark Geragos. He stood on the tarmac at Moffett Field and watched three presidents disembark from Air Force One. He also watched four California governors drive off from parking lots throughout Silicon Valley (Pete Wilson and Gray Davis in limousines, Arnold Schwarzenegger in a fleet of black SUVs, and Jerry Brown driving himself in a Prius).
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