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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
Stanford president resigns after review found flaws in his research papers
Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced on Wednesday, July 19, that he will be stepping down after a panel of experts found significant flaws in various studies that he had supervised more than a decade ago.
[Thursday, July 20, 2023]

Legislator revives effort to address police radio encryption
After falling just short in the final days of last year's legislative session, Becker is renewing his push for a law that would require law enforcement to make radio communications accessible to the media.
[Monday, March 20, 2023]

​​Lawmakers concerned Newsom's budget will delay climate, transportation projects
Bay Area lawmakers are concerned about the governor's proposal to cut nearly $22.5 billion from the state budget, a move that they say could delay or imperil transportation and climate change programs.
[Sunday, January 15, 2023]

Bill looks to transform parking lots into energy generators
Seeking to transform parking lots into generators of clean energy, State Sen. Josh Becker has proposed a bill that would offer tax incentives for companies to build solar canopies on their properties.
[Monday, December 12, 2022]

Bills to boost clean-energy shift signed into law
​​California will work to bring all greenhouse-gas emissions from state agencies down to zero by 2035 under legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last Friday morning.
[Friday, September 23, 2022]

New housing bills target parking rules, commercial sites
California cities would be required to abolish parking mandates in transit-rich areas and allow housing developments at sites zoned for office and retail use under bills that state legislators passed last week.
[Sunday, September 4, 2022]

State bill on police radio encryption dies in committee
A proposal to require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications fizzled Thursday when the state Assembly Appropriations Committee declined to advance the bill.
[Friday, August 12, 2022]

Cost dispute casts shadow in debate over police radio encryption bill
The fate of a bill that would require police departments to remove encryption from their radio communications was uncertain Wednesday after the Assembly Appropriations Committee deferred a decision on SB 1000.
[Sunday, August 7, 2022]

State Senate approves bill to limit police radio encryption
A bill from State Sen. Josh Becker that would require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to radio encryption cleared the state Senate on Thursday.
[Sunday, May 29, 2022]

State bill would restore public access to police radio communications
Police departments throughout California would be required to make their radio communications accessible to the press and the public under new legislation proposed by State Sen. Josh Becker.
[Sunday, March 20, 2022]