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Sue Dremann

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly / PaloAltoOnline.com

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About Sue
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.

She has covered plane crashes, murders, police shootings and other breaking news stories. Sue has written about the Bay Area's dwindling water supply, drought, wildfires and COVID-19.

Her feature stories have included a series on families' struggles to help loved ones with severe mental illness, immigration and deportation, a man's search for his father's killer, a local Native American tribe's quest for recognition, a couple's tale of being lost in the wilderness, an investigation into the city of Palo Alto's flawed response to a 911 call and tracking a local serial killer's deadly trail.

When not working, she enjoys being with her husband, their pets. She can often be found seeking out interesting natural environments and wildflowers.
Stories by Sue
Baby Bullet trains on Caltrain chopping block
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 unveils less-drastic-than-projected cuts
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]

Rush for emergency supplies, potassium iodide
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]

County domestic-violence deaths drop by half
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]

Caltrain board: 'The crisis is at hand'
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]

Group seeks to stem Caltrain 'death spiral'
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]

Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain
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]

InnVision Clara-Mateo shelter to close
Clara-Mateo Alliance, a shelter in Menlo Park for homeless families and single adults, will be closed, its parent organization, InnVision, announced Wednesday (Jan. 26).
[Thursday, January 27, 2011]

Rep. Anna Eshoo to keep contact with constituents despite Arizona shooting
Meeting face to face with the public is "the one of the most basic functions relative to democracy," U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo said by phone on Monday.
[Monday, January 10, 2011]

Business-tax scofflaws to pay new fee
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]