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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
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]

Kumar tops field of challengers for Eshoo's seat
Democrat Rishi Kumar is poised for a November rematch with Rep. Anna Eshoo, with Tuesday's election results showing him ahead of six other candidates vying for her congressional seat.
[Tuesday, June 7, 2022]

Sheriff's plan to shutter Palo Alto Courthouse gets pushback
Citing staffing shortages, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith plans to shut down the Palo Alto and Morgan Hill courthouses later this month.
[Friday, June 3, 2022]

New life eyed for the historic Nut House building
A proposal to partially demolish and rehabilitate a building that once housed Antonio's Nut House and, before that, a Safeway supermarket, is moving ahead with broad support from Palo Alto's Historic Resources Board.
[Wednesday, June 1, 2022]