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.
A grass fire that burned two acres at Pearson Arastradero Preserve Thursday afternoon (July 28) is being investigated by the Santa Clara County Arson Task Force, Palo Alto Fired Battalion Chief Chris Woodard confirmed on Friday.
[Friday, July 29, 2011]
Thousands of Bay Area residents are needed to set up matchbox-sized earthquake monitors in their homes, offices and classrooms to help scientists better understand the nature of quakes, a Stanford University professor has announced.
[Monday, July 18, 2011]
Video cameras mounted on the fronts of locomotives could be installed by Caltrain in August, pending a clarification of how the recordings would be saved or retained, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board voted on Thursday (July 7).
[Thursday, July 7, 2011]
Two teenage boys, ages 16 and 17, have been arrested, one in connection with the fatal shooting Sunday (June 5) of a 3-month-old boy in East Palo Alto, police announced at a noon press conference Monday.
[Tuesday, June 7, 2011]
Caltrain's Baby Bullet trains, which have been credited with boosting Caltrain's ridership since 2005, would be eliminated in the latest budget proposal, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn confirmed Wednesday.
[Thursday, April 7, 2011]
Caltrain has released a tentative financial plan that would preserve much of the commuter rail's train service while cutting 12 trains and three stations -- but not Mountain View's San Antonio station -- according to a Tuesday press release.
[Tuesday, April 5, 2011]
Local residents have scooped up emergency-supply kits, water purifiers and potassium iodide in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and radiation leak, storeowners said.
[Friday, March 18, 2011]
Despite an increase in deaths nationwide due to domestic violence in 2010, the trend in Santa Clara County reversed -- with only five deaths in 2010 as compared to 11 deaths in 2009, the District Attorney's office announced Monday.
[Tuesday, February 15, 2011]
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:==
■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19889 Group seeks to stem Caltrain 'death spiral']
■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19855 Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain]
[Monday, February 7, 2011]