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Sue Dremann

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly /

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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
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:== ■ [ Group seeks to stem Caltrain 'death spiral'] ■ [ 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]

'Friends' seek to avert Caltrain demise
Without funding to stabilize Caltrain's operating costs, commuters could find themselves without the rail line on the Peninsula for the first time since 1864, when two trains a day carried riders between San Francisco and San Jose. That's the message a new group, Friends of Caltrain, told nearly 100 people at the Menlo Park Library Tuesday night.
[Thursday, November 11, 2010]

Veteran settles for $250K in Palo Alto VA claim
A veteran who claimed he was blinded because of negligent medical care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System has settled with the U.S. government for $250,000, according to court records.
[Wednesday, November 10, 2010]

Absentee ballots 'smudge' snafu needs erasers
Hundreds of thousands of Santa Clara County mail-in ballots must have an ink smudge hand erased before they can be counted, in a major mail-in ballot snafu. The glitch could affect up to 80 percent of the county vote, officials said this morning.
[Tuesday, November 2, 2010]