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.
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. [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_photo.php?main_id=19863&type=v&media_id=§ion_id=1 ==B Watch video==]
[Friday, January 28, 2011]
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]
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:== [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19773 Caltrain faces $30M gap, 'drastic' cutbacks]
[Friday, January 21, 2011]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]