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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
Price tag swells for high-speed rail
The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since the project was presented to voters in 2008, according to a business plan that the agency charged with building the new system released Tuesday.
[Tuesday, November 1, 2011]

Simitian's red-light-camera bill vetoed
A proposal by Sen. Joe Simitian to set new restrictions on red-light cameras hit the wall Thursday when Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed it.
[Monday, October 10, 2011]

Eshoo seeks auction of broadcast spectrum
Spectrum auctions and privacy protection top U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo's list of technological priorities, though with partisanship and the economy dominating Washington, D.C., progress on Internet issues may be tough to reach during the current legislative session, the Silicon Valley lawmaker told a group of tech executives and attorneys Tuesday afternoon.
[Wednesday, September 28, 2011]

Palo Alto school officials to discuss buying day care site
The Palo Alto Unified School District plans to press on with its plan to buy a 2.6-acre property near the Mountain View border despite a plan by a local developer to build 10 houses at the coveted site.
[Thursday, September 22, 2011]

Plan for 'blended' rail system gains steam
A proposal by three lawmakers to blend high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula received a boost Friday when a panel of experts retained by the California High-Speed Rail Authority decided to lend its support to the idea.
[Tuesday, August 30, 2011]

Anna Eshoo to seek another term
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat who has been representing Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and other cities in the 18th Congressional District for nearly two decades, announced today her plans to seek another term. Eshoo, a Menlo Park resident who was first elected to Congress in 1992, issued a statement Monday morning (Aug. 29) declaring her intention to seek reelection in the recently redrawn 18th District.
[Monday, August 29, 2011]

Bay Area News Group to lay off workers, rebrand papers
In the latest sign of economic distress in the newspaper industry, the Bay Area News Group announced Tuesday its plan to consolidate its printing operations and rebrand its newspapers -- a move that the company said would lead to elimination of about 120 jobs.
[Wednesday, August 24, 2011]

High-speed rail price tag rises again
California's planned high-speed rail line could cost billions more than the state's initial projections indicated according to newly released documents from the agency spearheading the project.
[Wednesday, August 10, 2011]

Panel finds flaws in high-speed-rail forecasts
The California agency charged with building America's first high-speed-rail system has been using a flawed forecasting model to predict ridership for the proposed system, a peer-review panel concluded in a report that largely confirms previous criticism from transportation experts and rail watchdogs. ==B Related story:== [ Rail exec's resignation prompts call for reform]
[Monday, August 1, 2011]

Palo Alto will not sell Cubberley site
Foothill College's prospects for building a major education center in south Palo Alto suffered a fatal blow Tuesday morning when the City Council decided not to sell a portion of Cubberley Community Center to the college.
[Tuesday, July 12, 2011]