The San Francisco Chronicle reported last night that Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) who recently vacated his job for a medical leave, was seen on the company’s campus recently and was “looking good.”

The paper said that Matthew Cross, an author and consultant for big banks, noticed Jobs walking out of Apple's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters on January 31 and that he wrote about it on his blog, The Divine Code Blog. []

Cross, who was in California doing work with Bank Of America, decided to visit Apple's campus before flying out of San Francisco, the Chronicle said.

“As he entered the front door of 1 Infinite Loop, he saw Jobs just ten feet away yakking on his iPhone walking out the building,” the paper reported. “Cross chased after him as he left the building, but Jobs was on the phone and couldn't (or wouldn't) talk.”

Jobs apparently then “hopped into a waiting car and took off” and that he had a healthy spring in his step, his voice was strong, it sounded like him on stage, and he had a nice smile on his face, according to Cross.