dwedeking - 10:22 pm on Mar 14, 2001 (gmt 0)
If they are located near the Bay area it's probably just living expenses. I worked in that area 2 years ago on loan from a company in Southern California. I was amazed at the prices for things, such as milk. Only 8 hours away by drive, and ouch! You would think they would relocate to someplace alot cheaper to operate.