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Sue Dremann

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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
President Obama touts technology, participation
In his first live-streaming Q&A with the American people Wednesday, President Barack Obama asserted that new technologies could help solve some of the nation's most pressing problems -- a theme that the young crowd at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto said resonated with them.
[Wednesday, April 20, 2011]

Rail crossing light changes are 'definitely feasible'
Moving the traffic lights at Caltrain crossings in Palo Alto -- at Charleston Road, East Meadow Drive and Churchill Avenue -- from the east side of the tracks to the west side to minimize potential vehicle jams on the tracks "definitely is feasible," Jaime Rodriguez, Palo Alto's chief transportation official, said Monday. ==B Related stories:== ■ [ Caltrain, car death was 'an accident waiting to happen'] ■ [ Train hits car in Palo Alto, kills out-of-town driver]
[Tuesday, April 19, 2011]

Substantial traffic delays expected with Obama visit
President Obama's visit to Palo Alto Wednesday (April 20) is expected to cause traffic delays and limit access to homes and businesses, Palo Alto police Chief Dennis Burns said Tuesday afternoon.
[Tuesday, April 19, 2011]

Palo Alto cleaver attacker gets plea deal
Chunren Chen, the restaurant worker who hacked a fellow employee with a meat cleaver during an argument at a Palo Alto restaurant in 2009, reached a plea deal on Monday that could send him to prison for five to 12 years.
[Tuesday, April 19, 2011]

Bus driver charged with vehicular manslaughter
A SamTrans bus driver who struck and killed a woman in a Palo Alto crosswalk last December will face a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge, Rob Baker, Santa Clara County supervising deputy district attorney, said Monday (April 18).
[Monday, April 18, 2011]

Caltrain, car death was 'an accident waiting to happen'
The death of an Indiana driver at the Charleston Road train crossing on Friday (April 15) has left many in Palo Alto saying that it was a fatal accident waiting to happen. ==B Related story:== ■ [ Train hits car in Palo Alto, kills out-of-town driver]
[Monday, April 18, 2011]

Horse accident near Dish injures woman
A 63-year-old woman sustained neurological injuries to her back and neck after falling off her horse near Stanford's Dish on Saturday (April 16), according to the Palo Alto Fire Department.
[Saturday, April 16, 2011]

Two-alarm fire destroys Palo Alto home
A fire destroyed a home in Palo Alto Saturday morning (April 16), displacing three people, Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said.
[Saturday, April 16, 2011]

Flexing at the pump
One big hurdle to the expansion of biofuels is getting that fuel into the gas tanks of drivers. Propel, a Redwood City company, has taken on that challenge, with plans to build hundreds of fueling stations that would be within a 10-minute drive of 75 to 80 percent of all California residents, CEO Matt Horton said.
[Friday, April 15, 2011]

Bay Area charging ahead in alternative-fuels race
The alternative-fuels industry might have been dismissed as alchemy in the 1960s, when oil was cheap and plentiful and a gallon of regular gasoline cost 31 cents. But with rising gas prices and concerns about Middle East instability, biofuel is poised to offer at least a partial solution to the energy problem, industry leaders said. ==B Photos by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.== ==B Related stories:== ■ [ Flexing at the pump]
[Friday, April 15, 2011]