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 new breast cancer detection bill authored by State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, passed the California Legislature Monday, requiring medical professionals to inform their patients that dense breast tissue could mask cancer when they have a mammogram.
[Tuesday, September 13, 2011]
A 32-year-old suspected drunk driver from Mountain View narrowly escaped with his life early Sunday morning after a high-speed crash that ended with his vehicle bursting into flames on University Avenue, according to Palo Alto police. The driver had been traveling northbound on Alma Street near Oregon Expressway at 2:54 a.m. when he swerved to avoid hitting the curb and drove nearly head on into the southbound lane.
[Monday, September 12, 2011]
A tennis instructor who allegedly fled from Palo Alto police Monday (Aug. 8) with four young students in his car that he took to Rengstorff Park, leaving five other students at Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto, said Wednesday the incident is a case of misunderstanding based in part on his lack of mastery of the English language.
[Friday, August 12, 2011]
The former Onizuka Air Force Station in Sunnyvale has been chosen as a new campus for Foothill College, Foothill-De Anza Community College District's Board of Trustees voted on Monday.
[Wednesday, August 10, 2011]
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]