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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
Kiely Nosé tapped to stay on as assistant city manager
Kiely Nosé, a City Hall veteran who has been filling in as the city manager's top lieutenant since March 2021, is set to permanently assume the assistant city manager position later this month.
[Thursday, December 1, 2022]

Hopes dim for restoring former Fry's building
Poor conditions and new building codes have challenged the city's efforts to preserve the old cannery on Portage Avenue that until recently housed Fry's Electronics.
[Thursday, December 1, 2022]

Planned auto dealership gives bicyclists reason to cheer
Bicyclists rarely get excited about new car dealerships, but the one proposed for the former site of Ming's Restaurant would come with a rare amenity: a new bike path to the Baylands.
[Thursday, December 1, 2022]

As e-biking accelerates, Palo Alto eyes new restrictions in nature preserves
With e-bikes growing in popularity, Palo Alto officials are racing to keep up with the changing legal landscape and impose new rules aimed at protecting sensitive habitats.
[Wednesday, November 30, 2022]

Palo Alto police accused of excessive force in lawsuit
A woman filed a lawsuit against the Palo Alto Police Department last week claiming that she suffered numerous injuries, including a torn ligament, during an unlawful arrest in October 2021.
[Tuesday, November 29, 2022]

Hopeful and hopeless: City signs off on plan to add 6,000 residences
More than two years in the making, Palo Alto's ambitious plan to add more than 6,000 housing units by 2031 is finally ready for prime time.
[Tuesday, November 29, 2022]

Form Fitness told to leave after failing to pay rent
After more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto, Form Fitness now appears to be entering its final stretch.
[Friday, November 25, 2022]

Woman arrested for burglarizing home — again
A Palo Alto woman was arrested Sunday morning after she allegedly broke into an Alma Street home for the second time in six months, police said.
[Wednesday, November 23, 2022]

Downtown development moves ahead despite criticism
A proposal to construct a mixed-use building with 65 apartments on University Avenue eked out an early win, despite criticism from residents and planning commissioners about parking and density.
[Thursday, November 17, 2022]

Palo Alto prepares for colossal upgrade to wastewater plan
Seeking to reduce the amount of nitrogen that flows into the San Francisco Bay, Palo Alto and its partner cities are preparing to make a $193 million upgrade to the Regional Water Quality Control Plant.
[Thursday, November 17, 2022]