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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
Cell phone takes center stage at Zumot trial
Less then an hour before Palo Alto firefighters found the charred remains of 29-year-old Jennifer Schipsi in a burned cottage on Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, her boyfriend, Bulos Zumot, was allegedly driving back to the city from San Jose with her phone in his vehicle, Zumot's prosecutor said Monday morning. ==B Related stories:== ■ [ Boyfriend arrested in Palo Alto death of Jennifer Marie Schipsi] ■ [ New attorney seeks bail for Bulos Zumot] ■ [ Police say Zumot, Schipsi fought before she died]
[Monday, January 3, 2011]

Pension costs top list of Palo Alto budget woes
After enduring a year of layoffs, slumping revenues and benefit reductions for city employees, Palo Alto officials are bracing for more financial pain in the coming years as pension costs continue to rise -- due to bad state-level investments that could possibly double city costs.
[Monday, January 3, 2011]

Palo Alto boy arrested for cell-phone robbery
Palo Alto police arrested a 14-year-old boy Wednesday who they say robbed another boy of his cell phone on Park Boulevard and committed a similar crime in July.
[Thursday, December 30, 2010]

Caltrain crossings set for safety improvements
Caltrain crossings at four Palo Alto locations will soon be equipped with wider sidewalks, new fences, guardrails and increased signage as part of an effort to boost safety for riders, drivers and pedestrians near the Caltrain corridor.
[Wednesday, December 29, 2010]

Wave of robberies raises concerns in Palo Alto
Palo Alto police are investigating a string of 14 robberies that have occurred around the city since late September -- the largest crime wave the city has seen in more than two years.
[Wednesday, December 22, 2010]

First rail segment to stretch to Bakersfield
The first segment of California's proposed high-speed-rail line would extend from the unincorporated Central Valley community of Borden to the Bakersfield area under a new plan approved by the California High-Speed Rail Authority this week.
[Wednesday, December 22, 2010]

Bicyclist 'unsafely turned' before fatal crash
The accident that killed a Los Altos Hills bicyclist on Alpine Road in November occurred after the bicyclist "unsafely turned" on the road and toppled in front of a truck, according to a report released this week by the California Highway Patrol.
[Tuesday, December 21, 2010]

Palo Alto braces for wet holiday week
A wet weekend followed by back-to-back storms could lead to flooding in some portions of Palo Alto next week, city officials warn.
[Friday, December 17, 2010]

Planning commissioners back private meetings
One day after a City Council committee recommended curbing private meetings between council members and developers, Palo Alto's planning commissioners took a step in the opposite direction and revised the commission's policy to allow such meetings.
[Thursday, December 16, 2010]

Palo Alto looks for flexibility in filling vacancies
Faced with a leaner staff and a growing workload, Palo Alto City Manager James Keene wants to relax the city's rules for hiring temporary employees and shifting workers from one position to another.
[Wednesday, December 15, 2010]