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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
Rail authority delays study of Peninsula designs
The California High-Speed Rail Authority will delay releasing a highly anticipated analysis of design options for the Peninsula segment of the rail line because of a recent decision to begin construction in the Central Valley.
[Monday, November 22, 2010]

Google to build fiber network at Stanford
Palo Alto's dream of a citywide ultra-high-speed broadband network will soon take shape on a smaller scale just beyond the city's borders, thanks to a pilot project Google plans to unveil on Stanford University campus early next year.
[Tuesday, November 16, 2010]

Rail authority officials investigated over trips
The state agency charged with ethics enforcement has launched an investigation into whether California High-Speed Rail Authority officials have failed to properly document their trips abroad -- trips that were paid for by foreign governments.
[Friday, November 12, 2010]

Liz Kniss to join Caltrain board of directors
Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss will join the Caltrain board of directors in January, giving Palo Alto and other cities in the northern part of the county their first representative on the nine-member board.
[Wednesday, November 10, 2010]

High-speed rail to begin in Central Valley
California's controversial high-speed rail project will make its debut in Central Valley, the California High-Speed Rail Authority decided Thursday morning.
[Monday, November 8, 2010]

More than 500 attend 'high speed boondoggle' rally
Hundreds of critics of California's proposed high-speed rail project packed into Burlingame's Caltrain station Sunday afternoon to wave protest signs, chant "Boondoggle!" and vent their anger about the increasingly controversial project -- especially the possibility of an elevated railway.
[Monday, November 8, 2010]

High-speed rail CEO grilled over 'trust' issues
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has failed to honor its earlier promises and is quickly losing the public's and the Legislation's trust, members of a state Senate subcommittee said Thursday during a contentious hearing on the rail project.
[Friday, November 5, 2010]

Audit: Rail authority not ready for federal funds
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has dished out more than $3.4 million in payments without reviewing the relevant invoices and is not prepared to manage the $2.25 billion it has received in federal funding, the state's Inspector General Laura Chick concluded in a new audit.
[Thursday, October 28, 2010]

Palo Alto gives emphatic "NO!" to rail station
California's high-speed rail system should not stop in Palo Alto as it speeds between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the City Council agreed Monday night.
[Tuesday, October 26, 2010]

Reports: High-speed rail to start in Central Valley
Construction of California's controversial high-speed rail project will likely begin in the Central Valley thanks to a $902 million federal grant the Federal Railroad Adminstration announced Monday.
[Tuesday, October 26, 2010]