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Old Posted May 18, 2012, 6:10 AM
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I'm not saying we should be part of an SF-SJ-SAC megapolis (although it might end up that way if things keep sprawling) but they might be a good business partner--along with Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong or other global cities. There are advantages to spatial proximity even in a digital age, after all. If HSR ever gets built, and the Peninsula keeps putting up resistance and it gets here first, Los Angeles would be just as close.

Networks are valuable because they are interconnected--at distances both near and far. We were at our best as a city when we were the hub of a network, and our most underrated industry, state government, is based on being able to serve that role. It's also an industry that is integrally tied to the well-being of the state: when California is doing well, Sacramento does well.
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