Thank you, California!

Last evening started out as a nail-biter when early returns suggested that voters were going to reject Proposition 30. But by the early morning hours, when more than 60 percent of the vote was counted, it was clear that the initiative would pass, and I could go to bed with a reasonable chance of sleeping. Today, I am feeling relieved and very grateful.

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of welcoming newly reelected Congressman Sam Farr to the campus, along with his DC and district staff. Sam reminded me that in 1960, his father informed Governor Pat Brown that Brown had carried all but three counties in California on his way to the governorship. When he was told that one of those counties was Santa Cruz, Brown responded not to worry, he'd locate a UC campus there and better educate the populace!

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