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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
Palo Alto makes fresh pitch for Google Fiber
As Google winnows down the field of applicants for its highly coveted "Google Fiber to Community" project, Palo Alto is making a last-gasp push to convince the Mountain View-based high-tech giant to turn the city's longstanding fiber dreams into reality.
[Tuesday, March 1, 2011]

Palo Alto makes fresh pitch for Google Fiber
As Google winnows down the field of applicants for its highly coveted "Google Fiber to Community" project, Palo Alto is making a last-gasp push to convince the Mountain View-based high-tech giant to turn the city's longstanding fiber dreams into reality.
[Tuesday, March 1, 2011]

Watchdogs project spiking costs for high-speed rail
California's high-speed-rail project would cost the state about $65 billion under projections released Wednesday afternoon by the Palo Alto-based rail watchdog group Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design (CARRD).
[Thursday, February 10, 2011]

Palo Alto, other cities explore merging services
Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos and Sunnyvale city managers are considering merging their emergency-dispatch centers, record-management facilities and fire-prevention services to save money during lean times.
[Wednesday, January 19, 2011]

Experts urge 'thorough reassessment' of high-speed rail plans
Potentially fatal flaws are threatening California's proposed high-speed rail system, according to a new report by a panel of "peer group" experts. The six-member panel called for a "thorough reassessment" of key engineering, financial, economic and managerial issues.
[Tuesday, December 7, 2010]

High-speed rail activities to slow down on Peninsula
California's high-speed rail project will begin between the small city of Corcoran and the unincorporated community of Borden in the Central Valley, the California High-Speed Rail Authority decided Thursday afternoon despite widespread criticism that the design would result in a "train to nowhere."
[Friday, December 3, 2010]

High-speed rail may debut in small Central Valley cities
California's proposed high-speed rail line, which state officials say will compete with airports and connect San Francisco to Los Angeles, will make its debut between the small Central Valley cities of Borden and Corcoran under the latest proposal from California High-Speed Rail Authority engineers.
[Friday, November 26, 2010]

Rail authority delays study of Peninsula designs
The California High-Speed Rail Authority will delay releasing a highly anticipated analysis of design options for the Peninsula segment of the rail line because of a recent decision to begin construction in the Central Valley.
[Monday, November 22, 2010]

Google to build fiber network at Stanford
Palo Alto's dream of a citywide ultra-high-speed broadband network will soon take shape on a smaller scale just beyond the city's borders, thanks to a pilot project Google plans to unveil on Stanford University campus early next year.
[Tuesday, November 16, 2010]

Rail authority officials investigated over trips
The state agency charged with ethics enforcement has launched an investigation into whether California High-Speed Rail Authority officials have failed to properly document their trips abroad -- trips that were paid for by foreign governments.
[Friday, November 12, 2010]