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Gennady Sheyner

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly /

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About Gennady
Gennady Sheyner has been covering Palo Alto since 2008. His beats include City Hall, with a special focus on housing, utilities and transportation. He also covers regional politics for the Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Online and its sister publications. He has won awards for his coverage of elections, land use, business, technology and breaking news.

A native of Ukraine, Gennady grew up in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in English and from Columbia University with a master’s degree in journalism. Prior to joining Embarcadero Media, he spent three years covering breaking news and local politics for The Waterbury Republican-American, a daily newspaper in Connecticut. He is a massive fan of English football, marathons and churros.
Stories by Gennady
Malcolm Harris details the legacy of Stanford, Hoover, eugenics in interview
Malcolm Harris, author of "Palo Alto: A History of California Capitalism, and the World," joined our journalists to talk about the legacy of Leland Stanford and Herbert Hoover and his experiences in the city.
[Monday, March 20, 2023]

State Sen. Josh Becker revives effort to address police radio encryption
After falling just short in the final days of last year's legislative session, Becker is renewing his push for a law that would require law enforcement to make radio communications accessible to the media.
[Thursday, March 16, 2023]

After collapse, Silicon Valley Bank halts plan for branch on California Avenue
Silicon Valley Bank is halting its plan to open a branch on California Avenue in Palo Alto following its spectacular collapse late last week and its subsequent takeover by the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission.
[Wednesday, March 15, 2023]

Lifted by federal funds, Palo Alto Airport prepares to welcome electric aircraft
When Palo Alto took over operations of its namesake airport from Santa Clara County nine years ago, the busy Baylands hub was in a sad state: losing money and wearing down from insufficient upkeep. Now, things are at last looking up.
[Tuesday, March 7, 2023]

Man arrested for alleged hate crime after downtown Palo Alto altercation
A man was arrested in Palo Alto on Friday for an alleged hate crime after he reportedly flashed a weapon at a man who was sitting in a car and yelled, "Go back to your country," police said.
[Monday, March 6, 2023]

Woman killed in motorcycle crash on San Antonio Road
A woman was killed in a motorcycle crash on Thursday night, March 2, after she reportedly struck a pole while riding east on San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, near the Mountain View border.
[Friday, March 3, 2023]

Stanford sues Santa Clara County over tax exemptions for faculty residences
Seeking to cement a tax exemption for faculty homes on its campus, Stanford on Monday filed a suit against Santa Clara County contending that these residences should be treated like other educational facilities.
[Tuesday, February 28, 2023]

Redevelopment plan raises hopes, anxieties at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park
Residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park know what it feels like to have their lives upended by events beyond their control. And as new plans to upgrade the park advance, some are growing anxious about their future living conditions.
[Thursday, February 16, 2023]

What hath Palo Alto wrought?
In Malcolm Harris' expansive, engaging and explosive book, the image of Stanford racing to replace its beds to accommodate its increasingly tall freshmen serves as an apt metaphor for what he calls the Palo Alto System.
[Friday, February 10, 2023]

Plans underway to redevelop Buena Vista Mobile Home Park
Six years after it took ownership of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Housing Authority is moving ahead with a plan to construct an apartment building and replace all mobile homes at the property.
[Thursday, February 9, 2023]