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.
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]
More than 200 Friends of Caltrain met on Saturday (Jan. 29) to find ways to keep the Peninsula railway from going into what one transportation official called "a death spiral" that threatens to shut down the West's second oldest passenger train service.
[Monday, January 31, 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.
[Friday, January 28, 2011]
As if the economy isn't bad enough, more than 90,000 California businesses owing back taxes could be assessed a fee on past-due amounts beginning in 2011, the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced Monday (Dec. 27).
[Wednesday, December 29, 2010]