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Gennady Sheyner

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly / PaloAltoOnline.com

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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
Rail authority lags in response to auditor's report
Six months after State Auditor Elaine Howle released a scathing report about California's proposed high-speed rail project, the agency is lagging in its response -- blames Legislature's budget delay and state hiring freeze.
[Monday, October 25, 2010]

Firefighters loan $35,000 to Measure R campaign
Palo Alto's firefighters union has loaned $35,000 to its campaign in support of Measure R, a ballot measure that would freeze staffing levels in the Fire Department and require the city to hold an election before it could reduce staffing or close a fire station.
[Friday, October 22, 2010]

Palo Alto committee blasts rail station proposal
Palo Alto's chances of hosting a high-speed-rail station suffered a heavy blow Thursday morning, when a City Council committee unanimously agreed to oppose a local station.
[Thursday, October 21, 2010]

Palo Alto officer taped, released private call
A Palo Alto police officer who secretly recorded a phone conversation between an East Palo Alto tenant activist and an official from Page Mill Properties in December 2008 and then released the transcript to Page Mill violated a department policy, a recently completed internal investigation found. ==B Related material:== [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/media/reports/1287685522.pdf Read the transcript]
[Wednesday, October 20, 2010]

Palo Alto eyes early takeover of airport
Palo Alto should move as quickly as possible to take control of its small but bustling airport, a City Council committee agreed Tuesday night.
[Wednesday, October 20, 2010]

Palo Alto to pay, honor 'retired' public works head
Palo Alto Public Works Director Glenn Roberts will receive $130,655 and a special City Council proclamation in exchange for an immediate retirement and a promise not to sue the city. ==B Related story:== ■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=18666 PA public works director departs, immediately]
[Tuesday, October 19, 2010]

PA public works director departs, immediately
In circumstances that strongly suggest a forced departure, Palo Alto Public Works Director Glenn Roberts will retire at the end of this year and will spend the rest of the year on administrative leave, effective immediately, the City Council announced about midnight Monday.
[Tuesday, October 19, 2010]

Palo Alto public works director to retire Dec. 30
In circumstances that strongly suggest a forced departure, Palo Alto Public Works Director Glenn Roberts will retire at the end of this year and will spend the rest of the year on administrative leave, effective immediately, the City Council announced about midnight Monday.
[Tuesday, October 19, 2010]

Secretary Geithner vows not to devalue dollar
America must invest in infrastructure and education to spur economic recovery, but it will not devalue its currency to gain a competitive advantage over other nations, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told an audience in Palo Alto Monday afternoon.
[Monday, October 18, 2010]

Palo Alto to honor 12 for emergency preparation
Palo Alto will celebrate its disaster preparedness efforts and honor 12 individuals who spearheaded these efforts at a special ceremony Thursday night.
[Monday, October 18, 2010]