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Gennady Sheyner

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly /

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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
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 may force Palo Alto to speed up its plans for redesigning the Palo Alto Avenue rail crossing.
[Wednesday, September 28, 2022]

Palo Alto takes aim at water heaters to curb carbon emissions
Seeking to accelerate its climate change efforts, Palo Alto unveiled on Tuesday an ambitious new program that would replace 1,000 gas-fueled water heaters at local homes with heat pump water heaters by the end of next year.
[Wednesday, September 28, 2022]

Candidates hope to revive plans to rebuild, enhance Cubberley
For decades, Palo Alto leaders have failed to advance plans to renovate Cubberley Community Center. Candidates for the City Council and school board hope to change that.
[Wednesday, September 21, 2022]

Audit scrutinizes complaint against Palo Alto officer over 'race card' comment
Palo Alto's independent police auditor took issue with the department's response to an officer who reportedly joked about arresting a victim advocate during a sexual assault investigation.
[Wednesday, September 21, 2022]

With fiber expansion, Palo Alto prepares for fierce competition
Palo Alto is still at least five years away from a citywide fiber network, but 738 residents have already contributed $50 each to the cause, helping the city crowdsource $35,000 for a nonexistent project.
[Tuesday, September 20, 2022]

Police: Woman arrested after car search nets gun, suspected drugs
Police arrested a woman who they say falsely identified herself after officers searched the car she was in and found a gun, pepper spray, drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine on Wednesday.
[Saturday, September 17, 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.
[Friday, September 16, 2022]

Palo Alto reaches settlement in suit over gas transfers
The city of Palo Alto would issue refunds totaling $17 million to its gas customers under a proposed settlement with a resident who sued the city over transferring funds from the gas utility to the general fund.
[Friday, September 16, 2022]

Stunned by rising costs, Palo Alto seeks to renegotiate deal for wastewater plant
After signing a deal with Valley Water in 2019 for new wastewater-treatment facilities, City Council members confronted this week a major obstacle: costs that are rising faster than anyone had expected.
[Thursday, September 15, 2022]

Landlords push back against proposed rental registry
Protections for renters have long been a hot topic in Palo Alto, where sky-high rents have contributed to what city leaders often refer to as a housing emergency. Now, the city is moving ahead with a rental registry.
[Thursday, September 15, 2022]