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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
Rinconada dog park? Palo Alto eyes new sites for pet projects
Dog owners in south Palo Alto have plenty of reasons to get excited as they watch the city add new fenced play areas for their furry companions. But things are different in the north, where supply hasn't kept up with demand.
[Friday, September 29, 2023]

Driver hits two parked cars, flips vehicle on Emerson
Emergency vehicles swarmed a downtown Palo Alto block on Tuesday afternoon after a driver sideswiped two parked cars and flipped his vehicle on Emerson Street.
[Wednesday, September 27, 2023]

Governor signs two Berman bills that target greater gun safety
On Sept. 26 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills, authored by Assembly member Marc Berman, that empower the state DOJ to conduct firearm inspection and that require sellers to provide information about the risks of gun ownership.
[Wednesday, September 27, 2023]

Palo Alto set to make Juneteenth and Cesar Chavez Day city holidays
Palo Alto's elected leaders all agree that creating more holidays will help spread awareness, show inclusiveness and combat hate crimes. To that end, they will consider designating Juneteenth and Cesar Chavez Day as paid holidays.
[Wednesday, September 27, 2023]

Property owner seeks city's help to fill vacancy in Homer Avenue building
Citing anemic demand for downtown office space in the aftermath of the pandemic, a Palo Alto developer is asking the city to remove a long-standing restriction on the space that a tenant can occupy in its Homer Avenue building.
[Tuesday, September 26, 2023]

Eichler-style fire station approved near Mitchell Park
Palo Alto passed a critical milestone Thursday, Sept. 21, in its plan to replace the aged and undersized fire station near Mitchell Park when the city's Architectural Review Board approved the design for the Eichler-style project.
[Friday, September 22, 2023]

New studies aim to speed up Palo Alto's redesign of rail crossings
Eager to take advantage of recently acquired federal and state grants, Palo Alto is preparing to speed up its tortuous, decade-long effort to choose preferred alternatives for redesigning three rail crossings.
[Thursday, September 21, 2023]

After 2 students are struck by cars, parents call for more traffic safety
Palo Alto parents are calling for more traffic-safety measures after two children were hit by cars in separate collisions, including a crash on East Meadow Drive that left a middle-school student in critical condition.
[Tuesday, September 19, 2023]

Palo Alto to pay a gas premium to ward off sharp spikes in winter bills
Palo Alto's gas customers will be protected from sharp bill spikes this winter thanks to a new strategy that the city adopted on Sept. 18. The assurance will, however, come at a price: a 4% to 6% rate hike on residential bills.
[Tuesday, September 19, 2023]

City hopes to lure growth — and grants — to San Antonio Road
In designating San Antonio Road as a "priority development area," the Palo Alto City Council is hoping to attract grants and gradually transform the industrial area into a residential one.
[Tuesday, September 19, 2023]