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News - June 17, 2011

New districts to shift Senate power on Peninsula

Palo Alto would keep its representatives but could lose political clout

by Gennady Sheyner

The map of state Sen. Joe Simitian's district currently resembles a rabbit gazing at the sky, its brain positioned somewhere around Los Altos.

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