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Gennady Sheyner

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly / PaloAltoOnline.com

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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
State bill on police radio encryption dies in committee
A proposal to require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications fizzled Thursday when the state Assembly Appropriations Committee declined to advance the bill.
[Thursday, August 11, 2022]

Parking lot fire destroys McLaren office, Tesla batteries
A pallet of Tesla batteries, a McLaren business office and a Ford pickup truck went up in flames Sunday morning in a shared south Palo Alto parking lot.
[Monday, August 8, 2022]

Condo project could test Palo Alto's appetite for housing on San Antonio
A commercial site on San Antonio Road near the Mountain View border would be transformed into a residential community with 75 condominiums under a proposal that the Palo Alto City Council is set to review on Aug. 15.
[Friday, August 5, 2022]

Cost dispute casts shadow in debate over police radio encryption bill
The fate of a bill that would require police departments to remove encryption from their radio communications was uncertain Wednesday after the Assembly Appropriations Committee deferred a decision on SB 1000.
[Thursday, August 4, 2022]

Proposed Sobrato deal boosts effort to naturalize Matadero Creek
A proposed development agreement between Palo Alto and The Sobrato Organization could pave the way for an idea that until recently seemed unlikely to materialize: restoring Matadero Creek.
[Sunday, July 24, 2022]

Bracing for Stanford growth, county looks to beef up housing, transportation requirements
Santa Clara County is preparing to adopt new policies that would require Stanford University to construct more affordable housing and add new traffic regulations as part of any future growth plan.
[Thursday, July 21, 2022]

Condo development eyed for Country Inn Motel site in south Palo Alto
A new housing development with 55 condominiums, six townhomes and six accessory dwelling units could go up in southern Palo Alto, not far from the Mountain View border, under a proposal being pitched by developer Toll Brothers.
[Wednesday, July 20, 2022]

Suspect arrested in Saturday's shooting of an officer during a traffic stop
On Sunday, Mountain View police said they've arrested a suspect after an officer was shot and wounded early Saturday morning during a traffic stop, prompting a manhunt for an "armed and dangerous" shooter in the downtown area.
[Saturday, July 16, 2022]

Bill to remove police radio encryption faces pushback
A bill authored by state Sen. Josh Becker that would restore media access to police radio communications got past the Assembly Public Safety on Tuesday. Even supporters, however, warned that the bill's fate remains far from certain.
[Wednesday, June 22, 2022]

Redefining downtowns: Cities bank on 1970s planning tool to bring in new housing
Many cities on the Peninsula and around the Bay Area that are relying on precise plans to transform their downtowns. Those who have successfully implemented such plans agree that the key to making them work is a lot of effort upfront.
[Friday, June 17, 2022]