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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
Governor signs two Berman bills that target greater gun safety
On Sept. 26 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills, authored by Assembly member Marc Berman, that empower the state DOJ to conduct firearm inspection and that require sellers to provide information about the risks of gun ownership.
[Thursday, September 28, 2023]

New studies aim to speed up Palo Alto's redesign of rail crossings
Eager to take advantage of recently acquired federal and state grants, Palo Alto is preparing to speed up its tortuous, decade-long effort to choose preferred alternatives for redesigning three rail crossings.
[Thursday, September 21, 2023]

City hopes to lure growth -- and grants -- to San Antonio Road
In designating San Antonio Road as a "priority development area," the Palo Alto City Council is hoping to attract grants and gradually transform the industrial area into a residential one.
[Tuesday, September 19, 2023]

Becker bill seeks to end 'cruel' price markups at prison stores
Seeking to curb what he calls cruel and egregious markups at California prisons, state Sen. Josh Becker is spearheading a law that would cap prices on items sold at canteen stores.
[Monday, September 18, 2023]

Palo Alto looks to extend 'safe parking' on Geng Road
Nearly three years after opening a public parking lot on Geng Road to unhoused individuals, Palo Alto is preparing to extend its partnership with Santa Clara County to keep the city’s largest "safe parking" program near the Baylands.
[Monday, September 18, 2023]

Palo Alto urged to think bigger as it rezones San Antonio Road for housing
As Palo Alto prepares to transform an industrial area around San Antonio Road into the city's next residential hub, housing advocates and developers are calling for the city to think bigger when it comes to zone changes.
[Friday, September 15, 2023]

Homeless shelter to share site with trash hauler on San Antonio Road
When Palo Alto’s new homeless shelter on San Antonio Road opens in late 2024, its residents will have to share an industrial site with the city's trash hauler, GreenWaste.
[Tuesday, August 29, 2023]

With visitors on the rise, Palo Alto eyes safety improvements at Foothills Nature Preserve
With Foothills Nature Preserve seeing a surge of visitors, Palo Alto is preparing to install new pathways, parking areas and traffic-calming measures with the aim of making roads of safer and protecting sensitive habitats.
[Thursday, August 24, 2023]

Palo Alto eager to expand footprint of wastewater plant
Concerned about cramped conditions at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant, Palo Alto authorized staff on Monday, Aug. 21, to explore purchasing land next to the wastewater facility on Embarcadero Road.
[Wednesday, August 23, 2023]

Palo Alto looks to buy land next to wastewater plant
Eager to rebuild and expand the wastewater treatment plant on Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto leaders are preparing to buy two properties next to the aged facility.
[Thursday, August 17, 2023]