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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
Developer advances plan for condo project on San Antonio Road
After receiving encouraging feedback last year, a developer is pushing ahead with 76-condominium project on a portion of San Antonio Road that Palo Alto is hoping to turn into a residential community.
[Friday, May 26, 2023]

Gus Mattammal to challenge Berman in race for Assembly
Gus Mattammal, a Republican entrepreneur who last year ran for the U.S. Congress, announced Tuesday that he will vie for a state Assembly seat that is currently occupied by Marc Berman.
[Wednesday, May 24, 2023]

Settlement clears way for José Andrés restaurant to cook with gas in Palo Alto
Faced with a threat of a lawsuit, city administrators have reversed their earlier decision and will now allow the new restaurant that chef José Andrés plans to open at Stanford Shopping Center to use natural gas.
[Wednesday, May 17, 2023]

A longtime Sacramento critic, Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou announces run for state Assembly
Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou, a staunch critic of California's approach to encourage more housing, announced on Monday that she plans to run for the state Assembly.
[Monday, May 15, 2023]

'Builder's remedy' project could bring 350 apartments to Palo Alto site near San Antonio Road
With Palo Alto struggling to get state approval for its housing plan, a developer is preparing to build a 350-apartment complex near San Antonio Road by relying on the "builder's remedy" provision to override local zoning laws.
[Friday, May 12, 2023]

José Andrés' restaurant plan at risk as Stanford Shopping Center owner threatens suit over gas ban
The owner of Stanford Shopping Center is threatening to sue Palo Alto after the city had indicated that it will not allow a new building that is set to house a restaurant from world-renowned chef Jose Andres to use natural gas.
[Wednesday, May 10, 2023]

Vandalism of memorial flagpole sparks debate over Palo Alto history
A decision by Stanford to cover up the base of a memorial flagpole downtown has irked local veterans, who are pushing the city and the university to restore the landmark after recent vandalism.
[Friday, April 14, 2023]

Cities launch new crisis-response team — without police
A new emergency-response team features first-aid responders, crisis-intervention specialists and residents with experience in mental health struggles. The TRUST team covers Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos.
[Saturday, April 8, 2023]

Clean energy or open space? Baylands debate forces city to weigh competing goals
The future of Palo Alto's most disputed piece of open space will once again be up in the air next week, when the City Council considers two competing visions for sustainability.
[Thursday, March 30, 2023]

New rules to phase out gas appliances stoke excitement, anxiety on the Peninsula
With the Bay Area adopting sweeping new rules to phase out gas-fueled appliances, city and county officials in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and the region are debating the risks and benefits of going fully electric.
[Wednesday, March 22, 2023]