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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
Citing urgency of climate change, Palo Alto resident enters race for Anna Eshoo's seat in Congress
Joby Bernstein is not a seasoned politician, but the Palo Alto resident believes his energy, enthusiasm and passion for investing and tackling climate change will serve him well in his next venture: running for Congress.
[Thursday, November 30, 2023]

Caltrans remains on course for El Camino bike lanes in Palo Alto
As Palo Alto looks ahead to its next phase of bike improvements, city officials are also bracing for a bike project that they had never signed up for: the creation of an El Camino Real bikeway.
[Thursday, November 30, 2023]

Simitian announces bid to succeed Eshoo in Congress
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian formally announced on Wednesday his candidacy to replace U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who will step away from Congress next year after nearly three decades in Washington, D.C.
[Wednesday, November 29, 2023]

Caltrain plans for 4-track segments complicate Palo Alto's effort to redesign rail crossings
California's high-speed rail system may be more than a decade away from completion, but the beleaguered project is casting a growing shadow over Palo Alto's plans to separate its streets from its rail tracks.
[Tuesday, November 28, 2023]

Towering apartment buildings, one 17 stories tall, proposed in Palo Alto
A developer who owns a property next to the California Avenue Caltrain station is advancing one of the most ambitious projects in Palo Alto's recent history: three towering buildings with 382 residences on the site of Mollie Stone's.
[Wednesday, November 22, 2023]

Retired Palo Alto police sergeant pleads guilty after video captured violent arrest
A Palo Alto police officer who slammed a man into a car windshield during a 2018 arrest at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park pleaded guilty to the assault on Nov. 21.
[Wednesday, November 22, 2023]

Convicted of murder in 2011, former Palo Alto hookah shop owner set for February retrial
Bulos Zumot, a former Palo Alto hookah shop owner who was convicted in 2011 of murdering his girlfriend and setting their shared Palo Alto cottage on fire, is heading for a new trial in February.
[Friday, November 17, 2023]

Amid internal tensions, religious leaders unite for Palo Alto peace vigil
The demonstration that took place in front of Palo Alto City Hall on Saturday night was as striking for what wasn't there as for what was. No signs. No speeches. No politics. For event organizers, that was the point.
[Monday, November 13, 2023]

Palo Alto's 'second downtown' to stay permanently car-free
Cars will not be returning to California Avenue any time in the foreseeable future. Despite concerns from some business owners, the City Council agreed that the city's "second downtown" should remain a bike and pedestrian promenade.
[Tuesday, November 7, 2023]

Developer scales down plan for condo project near Town & Country Village
After getting a mixed reception from the Palo Alto City Council last year, a developer is scaling back his plans for a condominium project behind Town & Country Village.
[Thursday, November 2, 2023]