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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 confers lifetime 'Call to Service' award
An 83-year-old woman who has volunteered in Palo Alto for 37 years received a presidential award from President Barack Obama on Wednesday. Linda Vargas received the President's Volunteer Service "Call to Service" Lifetime Award during a reception at Abilities United. [§ion_id=1 ==B Watch video==]
[Friday, January 28, 2011]

Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain
Facing the looming possibility that Caltrain could go bankrupt if other means of financing are not found, Friends of Caltrain -- a grassroots group of riders, neighborhood groups, environmentalists and employers -- will hold a community meeting Saturday, Jan. 29, in support of the Peninsula's beleaguered rail line.
[Thursday, January 27, 2011]

InnVision Clara-Mateo shelter to close
Clara-Mateo Alliance, a shelter in Menlo Park for homeless families and single adults, will be closed, its parent organization, InnVision, announced Wednesday (Jan. 26).
[Thursday, January 27, 2011]

Merge transit agencies, 'Save Caltrain' summit told
Local transportation agencies should be merged and their funds used to support a regional transit agency, state Assemblyman Jim Beall, D-San Jose, said at the Save Caltrain summit at Stanford University's Institute for Economic Policy Research on Friday (Jan. 21) morning. ==B Related story:== [ Caltrain faces $30M gap, 'drastic' cutbacks]
[Friday, January 21, 2011]

Palo Alto police outline assault on crime wave
A string of 20 robberies in Palo Alto neighborhoods is among the most serious some officers have seen in their careers because the robbers are using guns, police officials said during a community meeting where they described their response to the crimes Wednesday night.
[Thursday, January 20, 2011]

Ciampi videos reveal profanity-laced exchange
Videos from Palo Alto police vehicle and Taser cameras released Tuesday (Jan. 18) revealed an expletive-laced exchange between a man and police officers, who yanked him from his vehicle and used Tasers on him in March 2008.
[Wednesday, January 19, 2011]

Felon arrested after three-car crash, manhunt
A wanted felon out for a night of partying was arrested after a three-car crash and a manhunt in Palo Alto early Monday morning.
[Monday, January 17, 2011]

Steve Jobs takes third medical leave of absence
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced that he will take another medical leave of absence. Jobs, 55, sent a letter to employees making the announcement. The letter was posted to the media on Monday.
[Monday, January 17, 2011]

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]