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.
In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Hayian, Palo Alto's Philippine sister city, Palo, Leyte Island, is struggling to cope with severe devastation and a rising body count, according to Philippine news reports.
[Thursday, November 14, 2013]
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating Sunday's fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Redwood City that led to "shelter in place" warnings in the area, including in Atherton and Menlo Park.
[Tuesday, November 12, 2013]
After extinguishing the metals fire that prompted "shelter in place" alerts from several Peninsula cities, Redwood City announced the air quality alert/advisory has been lifted for residents living in south San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and south Alameda County.
[Monday, November 11, 2013]
Smoke from a two-alarm fire at a Redwood City metals-recycling plant triggered an air quality alert for San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties on Sunday, Nov. 10. A shelter-in-place advisory for areas affected by the smoke was lifted this morning, Nov. 11, at 6:20 a.m.
[Sunday, November 10, 2013]
Super Typhoon Yolanda, considered the most powerful storm of its kind to make landfall, has struck Palo Alto's sister city, Palo in Leyte Island in the Philippines, killing at least 20 people in the city, according to the Philippine news site GMA Network Inc.
[Saturday, November 9, 2013]
Palo Alto's oldest funeral home is closing its doors on Oct. 31, and the property's new owner is Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer, according to sources at the mortuary, Roller & Hapgood & Tinney.
[Tuesday, October 29, 2013]
From the street, Danilo Oxford's Midtown Palo Alto home is neat and well-manicured, with a profusion of flowers accenting the two-story, pumpkin-orange house. But a macabre spectacle beyond the garden gate awaits visitors.
[Monday, October 28, 2013]
More than 13,400 Bay Area Department of Energy laboratory workers -- including 1,500 at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory -- could miss out on back pay if the federal shutdown continues.
[Friday, October 11, 2013]
Bay Area residents could gain access to much more open space, including more family-friendly areas, according to a new Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District "vision plan" unveiled Wednesday night.
[Monday, October 14, 2013]