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Sue Dremann

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly / PaloAltoOnline.com

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About Sue
Sue Dremann is a veteran journalist who joined the Palo Alto Weekly in 2001. She is an award-winning breaking news and general assignment reporter who also covers the regional environmental, health and crime beats.

She has covered plane crashes, murders, police shootings and other breaking news stories. Sue has written about the Bay Area's dwindling water supply, drought, wildfires and COVID-19.

Her feature stories have included a series on families' struggles to help loved ones with severe mental illness, immigration and deportation, a man's search for his father's killer, a local Native American tribe's quest for recognition, a couple's tale of being lost in the wilderness, an investigation into the city of Palo Alto's flawed response to a 911 call and tracking a local serial killer's deadly trail.

When not working, she enjoys being with her husband, their pets. She can often be found seeking out interesting natural environments and wildflowers.
Stories by Sue
Freedom Train to stop in Palo Alto today
The Freedom Train will stop in Palo Alto this morning (Jan. 17) to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 civil-rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. The train will take passengers from San Jose to San Francisco and is scheduled to stop at the University Avenue Caltrain station in Palo Alto at 9:59 a.m.
[Friday, January 14, 2011]

POST announces 'strategic' land acquisition
A newly purchased 97.5-acre property on Skyline Ridge will open an additional trail to bicyclists and hikers, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has announced. Known as the Silva property, the land is next to the Mindego Hill portion of Russian Ridge, which the trust saved from development in 2007. It is on the western flank of Skyline Ridge, four miles southeast of La Honda.
[Friday, January 14, 2011]

Fearful residents press city for emergency alerts
How often is too often to be notified of crime happening in one's neighborhood? In the wake of a string of armed robberies in Palo Alto, residents are saying there's no such thing as too much information. ==B Related material:== ■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19711 Police to hold community meeting on robberies]
[Friday, January 14, 2011]

Kishimoto gets 2-year term on open-space board
Former Palo Alto mayor Yoriko Kishimoto was appointed to a two-year term on the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's board of directors Wednesday (Jan. 13) night.
[Friday, January 14, 2011]

Commission votes to cut California Avenue lanes
A two-lane configuration for Palo Alto's California Avenue Business District was approved Wednesday night (Jan. 12) by the city's Planning and Transportation Commission as part of a recommended environmental-impact "negative declaration."
[Thursday, January 13, 2011]

Pizza deliveryman robbed at gunpoint Monday
A pizza deliverer was robbed at gunpoint in the Greenmeadow neighborhood of south Palo Alto Monday (Jan. 10) night, Palo Alto police said.
[Tuesday, January 11, 2011]

Rep. Anna Eshoo to keep contact with constituents despite Arizona shooting
Meeting face to face with the public is "the one of the most basic functions relative to democracy," U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, said by phone on Monday. And although she will remain cautious, the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona on Saturday (Jan. 8) won't stop her from meeting with her constituents, she said.
[Monday, January 10, 2011]

Palo Alto street-robbery suspect could face life
A 21-year-old man suspected of at least two armed street robberies in Palo Alto could face a "three strikes" sentence that could put him behind bars for 25 years life if convicted, a Santa Clara County prosecutor said Friday (Jan. 7).
[Friday, January 7, 2011]

Tuesday meeting set for controversial cell tower
AT&T representatives will unveil plans on Tuesday, Jan. 11, for a proposed cell tower at St. Albert the Great Church at 1095 Channing Ave. in Palo Alto.
[Friday, January 7, 2011]

Holiday Fund application deadline is today
Today (Jan. 7) is the deadline for organizations to submit grant applications for the Palo Alto Weekly's annual Holiday Fund. The Holiday Fund is in its 18th year and has given away more than $4 million.
[Friday, January 7, 2011]