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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
Palo Alto partners with Mountain View, other Peninsula cities in planning colossal upgrade to wastewater plant
Seeking to reduce the amount of nitrogen that flows into the San Francisco Bay, Palo Alto and its partner cities are preparing to make a $193 million upgrade to the Regional Water Quality Control Plant.
[Sunday, November 20, 2022]

Climate bills brighten mood at Midpeninsula summit
Energized by expected windfalls from state and federal climate bills, Silicon Valley's elected leaders, industry experts and activists sounded a hopeful note Saturday as they vowed to accelerate their green initiatives.
[Tuesday, November 15, 2022]

Plan to restore Baylands site as parkland divides environmentalists
A proposal to "rededicate" a 10-acre site near Byxbee Park as parkland has revived an old debate in Palo Alto's environmentalist community over what it means to truly support sustainability.
[Sunday, October 30, 2022]

Grand jury takes aim at political chicanery in ballot language
When voters cast their ballots for or against local measures, it's tempting to assume that they understand what's at stake. In reality, however, ballot questions are often confusing or misleading, a new grand jury report argues.
[Friday, October 14, 2022]

Becker bills to boost clean-energy shift signed into law
​​California will work to bring all greenhouse-gas emissions from state agencies down to zero by 2035 under legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday morning.
[Saturday, September 17, 2022]

With costs going up, Palo Alto ponders next steps for new water treatment plants
Despite rising costs, Palo Alto and Valley Water are moving ahead with ambitious plans to build two water-purifications plants on a city-owned site on San Antonio Road.
[Thursday, September 8, 2022]

Veterinary clinic looks to move into The North Face's former building
The building at 217 Alma St. has been vacant for so long that it is best known for The North Face, which departed six years ago. That will change if the city approves a plan from Modern Animal to set up a veterinary clinic at the site.
[Saturday, September 3, 2022]

Santa Clara County plan looks to shield foothills from Stanford growth
For decades, the county and Stanford have operated under an understanding that any growth proposals by the university should steer clear of the foothills. The county's new planning effort is testing that consensus.
[Sunday, September 4, 2022]

Senior housing proposed on San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, near Mountain View border
As Palo Alto plans for a housing boom on San Antonio Road, a property owner in the area is pitching a proposal to build a residential development for seniors on the current site of a boxing gym near the Mountain View border.
[Thursday, September 1, 2022]

State grant boosts Palo Alto's effort to build transitional housing
More than a year after the Palo Alto City Council first floated the idea of building a shelter for unhoused individuals near the Baylands, its vision is on the cusp of becoming reality thanks to a $26.6 million grant.
[Thursday, August 25, 2022]