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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
High-speed rail hits speedbump in its Caltrain partnership
What was billed as a historic occasion for the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its Bay Area partners ended on an awkward note Wednesday.
[Thursday, March 7, 2013]

Lucile Packard Children's hospital breaks ground on $1.2-billion addition
After years of plans, negotiations and design work, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital officials celebrated a major milestone Thursday in their effort to expand and upgrade the hospital.
[Friday, September 7, 2012]

Critics of high-speed rail take their arguments to Sacramento
California's contentious drive to build a high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles sped ahead last week, when state lawmakers approved funding for the first construction phase, faces new hurdles as critics go to Sacramento in new effort to block plan.
[Saturday, July 14, 2012]

High-speed rail price tag drops by $30 billion in new plan
California's proposed high-speed rail system would extend from the Central Valley to the Los Angeles Basin within the next decade and would cost $30 billion less than previous estimates indicated under a new business plan that the agency charged with building the system released this morning, April 2.
[Tuesday, April 3, 2012]

High-speed rail boosters promise 'blended' transportation system
A lower price tag, fewer tracks and a fresh commitment to fund rail improvements in north and south California are among the features that the California High-Speed Rail Authority plans to unveil in its revised business plan.
[Friday, March 16, 2012]

Report: Halt state funding for high-speed rail
California's quest to build a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles suffered a heavy blow Tuesday when a peer-review committee recommended that state legislators not fund the project until major changes are made to the business plan for the increasingly controversial line.
[Wednesday, January 4, 2012]

Palo Alto calls for 'termination' of high-speed rail
In a dramatic reversal from its position three years ago, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night adopted as the city's official position a call for termination of California's beleaguered high-speed-rail project.
[Tuesday, December 20, 2011]

Plan to pay for high-speed rail draws fresh scrutiny
The California High-Speed Rail Authority's new business plan, which shows the price tag of the controversial project nearly tripling from initial estimates, is drawing a fresh wave of criticism from local officials, rail watchdogs and independent analysts who claim that the latest proposal to pay for the rail line would violate state law.
[Wednesday, November 30, 2011]