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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
Palo Alto woman surprises intruder in her home
A woman returning to her house in Palo Alto interrupted an intruder who was in the middle of ransacking her home Wednesday, Palo Alto police said.
[Thursday, February 10, 2011]

'Declaration of war' in nurses' contract impasse
A bitter contract dispute between Stanford and Packard hospitals and their nurses' union has reached a stalemate, with the union accusing the hospitals of "a declaration of war" after the hospitals declared an official impasse and implemented a contract the nurses rejected in March 2010.
[Tuesday, February 8, 2011]

Stanford Ave will be one lane through Thursday
Stanford Avenue in Palo Alto will be reduced to one lane today (Feb. 7) through Thursday (Feb. 10) due to sidewalk repairs. Stanford Avenue is a major route to Escondido Elementary School and the southern side of Stanford University.
[Monday, February 7, 2011]

Caltrain board: 'The crisis is at hand'
The board that oversees Caltrain is calling for a public hearing on March 3 to declare a fiscal emergency and to consider cutting service and closing stations, a move that would turn the West's second-oldest passenger line into a daytime commuter train that would operate only during peak business hours. ==B Related stories:== ■ [ Group seeks to stem Caltrain 'death spiral'] ■ [ Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain]
[Thursday, February 3, 2011]

Palo Alto Realtor target of 'grandparents' scam
Well-known Palo Alto real estate agent Ann Griffiths wants everyone to know about a scam to which she fell prey on Jan. 25 -- one that can devastate the life savings of seniors.
[Thursday, February 3, 2011]

Is bankruptcy looming for Borders?
Retail bookseller Borders Group, Inc., has announced that it plans to undergo a major restructuring that will close many stores and ask vendors and some landlords to work with the company on its debts.
[Wednesday, February 2, 2011]

Couple arrested for DUI at Palo Alto golf course
A man and woman who allegedly had a drinking rendezvous at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course netted double DUI arrests for Palo Alto police Monday evening (Jan. 31), but not before the man allegedly caused three accidents, police said.
[Tuesday, February 1, 2011]

Powerline fire in Palo Alto sparks evacuation
A fire on a transmission pole temporarily shut down Cambridge Avenue in Palo Alto Tuesday morning (Feb. 1) and severed phone and Internet service to some Comcast and AT&T customers into the afternoon. ==B Video by Tyler Hanley/Palo Alto Online.==
[Tuesday, February 1, 2011]

Alcohol, speed led to Stanford scholar's fatal crash
Stanford University visiting scholar Rune Thode Nielsen, who died in a car crash on rain-slicked Middlefield Road in December, had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit and was driving at 50 to 60 mph on the 25 mph road, according to Palo Alto police.
[Tuesday, February 1, 2011]

Group seeks to stem Caltrain 'death spiral'
More than 200 Friends of Caltrain met on Saturday (Jan. 29) to find ways to keep the Peninsula railway from going into what one transportation official called "a death spiral" that threatens to shut down the West's second oldest passenger train service.
[Monday, January 31, 2011]