Steven Glazer, one of Gov. Jerry Brown's closest advisers, tweeted jubilantly Thursday about his hometown Orinda being rated by Forbes magazine as the second-friendliest community in America.
Glazer, an Orinda city councilman, was dismissive, however, about California's poor showing in Forbes' annual ranking of the states on business climate, which also was published Thursday.
California was rated No. 41, just behind Alabama and just ahead of Wisconsin, in the annual survey.
The magazine considered six factors, ranging from business costs to quality of life. California's lowest score was in business costs. Its highest score it was ranked No. 1, in fact was in "growth prospects."
Glazer was asked whether he also embraces Forbes' business-climate ranking.
He responded on Twitter: "Of course not. This is all abt fun. Best 2 argue abt criteria, laugh @ conclusions 4 both. Go Orinda!"
Forbes ranked Utah as the No. 1 state for business, with Maine last at No. 50.
Now that the Caltrans Choir's performance has come and gone, readers have just today and Sunday to catch the season's musical offerings under the dome. The State Capitol Museum Singers lead a singalong at 1 p.m. today in the rotunda, followed by vocalist Catherine Cheshire at 2 p.m. The final concert at 1 p.m. Sunday features Festival Brass.
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