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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
Climate bills brighten mood at Palo Alto summit
Energized by expected windfalls from state and federal climate bills, Silicon Valley's elected leaders, industry experts and activists sounded a hopeful note Saturday as they vowed to accelerate their green initiatives.
[Monday, November 14, 2022]

Another diesel spill triggers cleanup efforts at Palo Alto VA campus
Palo Alto fire officials assessed environmental damage this week after more than 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled out a storage tank at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System last Friday.
[Thursday, October 20, 2022]

Caltrain plan to rebuild San Francisquito Bridge may upend Palo Alto's rail priorities
A proposal by Caltrain to replace the aged bridge over San Francisquito Creek at the Menlo Park border may force Palo Alto to speed up its plans for redesigning the Palo Alto Avenue rail crossing.
[Thursday, September 29, 2022]

Becker bills to boost clean-energy shift signed into law
​​California will work to bring all greenhouse-gas emissions from state agencies down to zero by 2035 under legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday morning.
[Saturday, September 17, 2022]

Palo Alto City Council members balk at raising Junior Museum and Zoo ticket prices
Despite some first-year hiccups and underwhelming revenues, Palo Alto officials are in no rush to raise ticket prices to the newly rebuilt Junior Museum and Zoo, a popular attraction for Midpeninsula families.
[Thursday, September 8, 2022]

Santa Clara County plan looks to shield foothills from Stanford growth
For decades, the county and Stanford have operated under an understanding that any growth proposals by the university should steer clear of the foothills. The county's new planning effort is testing that consensus.
[Friday, September 9, 2022]

After initial backlash, Palo Alto again mulls raising ticket prices for Junior Museum and Zoo
With revenues falling below expectations, Palo Alto is once again considering hiking ticket prices at the newly rebuilt Junior Museum and Zoo.
[Sunday, September 4, 2022]

New housing bills target parking rules, commercial sites
California cities would be required to abolish parking mandates in transit-rich areas and allow housing developments at sites zoned for office and retail use under bills that state legislators passed this week.
[Wednesday, August 31, 2022]

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]