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Simitian to host high-speed rail hearing



Peninsula lawmaker Joe Simitian is co-hosting a State Senate informational hearing on high-speed rail on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Palo Alto City Hall Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave. San Mateo County residents and elected officials have expressed concerns about the California High Speed Rail’s route and above- or below-ground placement; several cities have joined a lawsuit against its Peninsula route.