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Gennady Sheyner

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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
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]

Ukrainian president shares thoughts on 'cruel war,' value of freedom in Stanford address
​​In his address to Stanford University students Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recalled the story of a Ukrainian boy who fled Mariupol, a city on the Sea of Azov that was devastated by the invading Russian army.
[Friday, May 27, 2022]

Senate approves Becker's bill to limit police radio encryption
A bill from State Sen. Josh Becker that would require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to radio encryption cleared the state Senate on Thursday.
[Thursday, May 26, 2022]

Senate bill to limit police encryption scores another victory
State Sen. Josh Becker's proposal to require police departments to find alternatives to radio encryption took another major step forward Thursday when the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance the bill.
[Friday, May 20, 2022]

Voter guide: Who will succeed Rep. Jackie Speier? The race is on in the newly redrawn District 15
The race to fill the freshly redrawn Congressional district District 15 seat will be the Peninsula's most competitive in a generation, thanks to the retirement of U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier. Meet the four candidates in the June 7 primary.
[Thursday, May 12, 2022]

Eshoo faces rivals from left, right and center in bid to retain Congress seat
Seven candidates vying to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo in a newly redrawn Silicon Valley congressional district know they face an uphill climb against the political veteran. On Tuesday, the challengers made their cases.
[Wednesday, May 4, 2022]

Berman curses during heated hearing on 'unprofessional conduct' bill
Assembly member Marc Berman apologized Tuesday after cursing out loud at public speakers who were complaining about a proposed bill that governed "unprofessional conduct" among doctors.
[Thursday, April 21, 2022]

Becker bill to remove police radio encryption picks up support
A bill by Sen. Josh Becker that would require law enforcement agencies throughout California to find alternatives to encrypting their radio communications was approved on Tuesday by the Senate Public Safety Committee.
[Wednesday, April 20, 2022]