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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
Kehillah Jewish High School evacuated Thursday after bomb threat
A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of 250 students and staff members at Kehillah Jewish High School in south Palo Alto on Thursday afternoon, police said. No bombs were found.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Emergency pet hospital looks to open in Ventura
A veterinary company that offers emergency pet services at 40 locations across the nation is preparing to open its newest hospital in Palo Alto's Ventura neighborhood.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Palo Alto set to approve new contracts for SEIU workers, firefighters
The city is preparing to approve multiyear contracts that would include raises and new benefits for its largest employee union, Service Employees International Union, and its main firefighter union.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Environmentalists pumped as nonprofit hub replaces its space heaters
Environmental activists gathered in a parking lot near the Baylands on Wednesday afternoon for an unusual activity: watching a crane lift boxes and heave them onto the roof of an East Bayshore building.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

What's eating College Terrace? Survey points to residents' dissatisfaction
With its walkable streets and proximity to Stanford, College Terrace doesn't seem like the grumpiest neighborhood in Palo Alto. But a new survey has some council members wondering what's amiss.
[Wednesday, January 25, 2023]

Palo Alto deals setback to planned foothills home
Building in the foothills is, by nature, a sensitive subject in Palo Alto but the design team behind a Los Trancos Road proposal had some reasons to feel optimistic going into Monday's City Council review.
[Tuesday, January 24, 2023]

Police seek suspects in Saturday assault, Sunday robbery near downtown train station
Police are looking for suspects in two separate weekend incidents near the downtown train station: a Saturday assault on a train platform and a robbery that occurred on El Camino Real on Sunday.
[Monday, January 23, 2023]

After wage-theft allegations, city looks to strengthen requirements for janitorial services
The new rules would include requiring any future contractor to be a firm whose workers are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
[Thursday, January 19, 2023]

Palo Alto survey points to growing concerns over mental health, retirement
Ask Palo Alto residents how they feel about their city, and many will praise its bountiful parks, job opportunities and educational offerings. But a new resident survey also shows growing concerns about mental health and retirement.
[Thursday, January 19, 2023]

Kings of the court? As pickleball grows, tennis players worry about getting edged out
As pickleball has exploded in popularity, the city has taken notice -- and action. Next month, the City Council is scheduled to adopt a new policy that would reassert pickleball's dominance at Mitchell Park.
[Wednesday, January 18, 2023]