Friday, May 6


Tomorrow, we'll learn the location that's been selected to serve as the headquarters for California's initiative to conduct stem cell research. San Francisco seems to have the competition locked up, but the Mayor of Sacramento asked judges to keep an open mind:
"[Heather] Fargo said Sacramento was typically cast as the underdog in statewide competitions - who doesn't love to hate the capital? - but that it was perfectly suited for the headquarters. Not only would the institute's staff members be close to lawmakers and state agencies, but they would also be able to buy houses and arrive home from work in time to coach Little League, she said.

If prestige doesn't sell, maybe economic reality will nudge the totals in Sacramento's favor.