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Steven Glazer, one of Gov. Jerry Brown's closest advisers, tweeted jubilantly Thursday about his hometown of Orinda's being rated the second friendliest community in America by Forbes magazine.

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, which covered six factors ranging from business costs to quality of life. California's lowest score was in business costs while its highest - No. 1, in fact - was in "growth prospects."

When asked whether he also embraces Forbes' business climate ranking, Glazer 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.



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