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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
Alison Cormack will not seek second term on Palo Alto City Council
Alison Cormack, who was elected to the City Council in 2018 and who has been a vocal advocate for building more housing and redeveloping Cubberley Community Center, said Friday that she will not seek a second term.
[Friday, May 13, 2022]

Who will succeed Jackie Speier? The race is on in the newly redrawn District 15
The race to fill the Congressional District 15 seat will be the Peninsula's most competitive in a generation, thanks to Rep. Jackie Speier's retirement. Meet the four candidates in the June 7 primary.
[Friday, May 13, 2022]

Palo Alto looks to upgrade historic building, complete critical bike project as revenues recover
Palo Alto is looking to advance an ambitious infrastructure plan that would rehabilitate the Roth Building, fix roofs at Cubberley Community Center and complete the Chaleston-Arastradero streetscape project.
[Thursday, May 12, 2022]

With 'The Hub,' Stanford Research Park banks on return of workforce
The newest development at Stanford Research Park is unlike all the others. Known as The Hub, it is a community center, a bike shop, a cafe and a vote of confidence in the future of work commuting.
[Thursday, May 12, 2022]

Palo Alto will not advance hate-speech law
Despite widespread concern about a recent spate of racist incidents, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday dropped a controversial proposal to make hate speech a misdemeanor.
[Tuesday, May 10, 2022]

Council supports new rules for outdoor dining spaces
Parklets and car-free boulevards will remain a fixture of Palo Alto dining for the foreseeable future, though these areas will undergo a significant transformation in the coming months under rules that City Council endorsed Monday.
[Tuesday, May 10, 2022]

Audit scrutinizes Palo Alto's frustrating permit process
A new audit has found Palo Alto's permit process for solar panels and other home upgrades is hobbled by long lead times for inspections and insufficient communication between city departments.
[Friday, May 6, 2022]

Proposed hate speech law prompts debate in Palo Alto
Seeking to demonstrate their commitment to oppose racism, Palo Alto leaders are preparing to consider on Monday a legally dubious proposal for an ordinance that would make hate speech a local crime.
[Thursday, May 5, 2022]

Eshoo faces rivals from left, right and center in bid to retain Congress seat
Seven candidates vying to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo in a newly redrawn Silicon Valley congressional district know they face an uphill climb against the political veteran. On Tuesday, the challengers made their cases.
[Wednesday, May 4, 2022]

Palo Alto prepares to revamp parklet program
When parklets sprung up two years ago, city leaders viewed them as a necessary tool to help both restaurants and diners during the pandemic. Now, the city is looking to overhaul the popular fixtures.
[Wednesday, May 4, 2022]