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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
New districts would shift power on Peninsula
A state-senate redistricting proposal, released by the nonpartisan California Citizens Redistricting Commission, would move Mountain View into the state Senate's 11th district. Other state Assembly, state Senate and Congressional districts on the Peninsula are also slated for a major redesigns.
[Monday, June 20, 2011]

Eshoo recovering from successful appendectomy
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, underwent an appendectomy Tuesday and will spend the week recuperating from the successful operation. Eshoo, whose district includes Mountain View, was scheduled to hold her annual meeting tonight with the Palo Alto City Council, at which time the council was planning to discuss with her the latest developments with California's controversial high-speed rail project.
[Wednesday, June 8, 2011]

Palo Alto approves Stanford Hospital expansion
Stanford University Medical Center's four-year quest to get Palo Alto's permission for a massive expansion of its hospital facilities glided past the finish line Monday night when an enthusiastic City Council voted to approve what members routinely call the largest development project in the city's history.
[Tuesday, June 7, 2011]

Caltrain rethinks relationship with high-speed rail
A recent decision to start California's high-speed-rail line in Central Valley has prompted Caltrain to reconsider its two-year-old partnership with the agency overseeing the controversial rail project, Caltrain officials said at a Town Hall meeting in Palo Alto Tuesday morning.
[Wednesday, May 18, 2011]

Report: Strip power from California rail authority
California's proposed high-speed-rail system is facing potentially crippling threats from looming federal deadlines and weak oversight by the agency charged with building the project, the state Legislative Analyst's Office concluded in a new report.
[Tuesday, May 10, 2011]

Mountain View to share dispatch system with Palo Alto, Los Altos
While other Peninsula cities are preparing to merge or outsource their public-safety departments, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Los Altos are pursuing a less drastic idea -- a "virtual consolidation" of their emergency operations. ==B Related stories:== ■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19945&e=y Neighboring cities eye regional services] ■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=17401 Cities may share dispatchers -- 'no fire merger']
[Tuesday, May 3, 2011]

Lawmaker rips plan for 'blended' rail system
A Central Valley assemblywoman came out swinging on Friday against a proposal by three Peninsula lawmakers to 'blend' Caltrain with California's proposed high-speed rail, calling the proposal a "Great Train Robbery."
[Monday, May 2, 2011]

Caltrain to keep all trains running -- for now
Caltrain will keep all of its 86 weekday trains running in the next fiscal year, though riders will have to shell out a little extra for tickets and parking, the agency's board of directors decided Thursday morning.
[Thursday, April 21, 2011]

Caltrain aims to keep all 86 trains running
Caltrain would keep all of its 86 weekday trains running for the next year if the agency's board of directors approves on Thursday staff's latest proposal.
[Wednesday, April 20, 2011]

Simitian's green-energy bill clears Legislature
A proposal by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, to require California utilities to obtain a greater share of their electricity from renewable sources is now one signature away from becoming the law of the land.
[Wednesday, March 30, 2011]