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Sue Dremann

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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
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buys historic Palo Alto home
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly purchased a historic home in Palo Alto that was once owned by a Palo Alto pioneer. Zuckerberg, 26, previously lived in a rental home in Palo Alto's College Terrace neighborhood. His new home is located in the 1400 block of Edgewood Drive in Crescent Park, according to public documents.
[Saturday, May 7, 2011]

East Palo Alto home invasion results in shooting
A 33-year-old East Palo Alto man was shot in the leg early Thursday morning (May 5) after two or more men carrying guns entered his home during a robbery, according to police.
[Friday, May 6, 2011]

Substantial traffic delays expected with Obama visit
President Obama's visit to Palo Alto Wednesday (April 20) is expected to cause traffic delays and limit access to homes and businesses, Palo Alto police Chief Dennis Burns said Tuesday afternoon. Obama is scheduled to take part in a "town hall" meeting from Facebook headquarters, 1050 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. [ ==B ■ Watch the town hall meeting live on Facebook==]. ==I (Begins at 1:45 p.m.)== ■ Readers can keep apprised of the president visit via the Palo Alto Weekly's [!/paloaltoweekly ==B Twitter page==].
[Wednesday, April 20, 2011]

Police prepare for Obama visit to Facebook for 'town hall'
Palo Alto police will beef up staff and work with neighboring law-enforcement agencies when President Barack Obama comes to town Wednesday (April 20) to visit Facebook headquarters, where he will hold a "town hall" meeting that will be streamed live on the Internet. [ ■ ==B 23,000 RSVP for Obama's Facebook 'town hall.'==]
[Tuesday, April 19, 2011]

Caltrain, car death was 'an accident waiting to happen'
The death of an Indiana driver at the Charleston Road train crossing on Friday (April 15) has left many in Palo Alto saying that it was a fatal accident waiting to happen.
[Tuesday, April 19, 2011]

East Palo Alto youth to get sports field
The "field of dreams" the family of slain East Palo Alto police Officer Richard May has hoped to build in the city since his death on Jan. 7, 2006, can at last move forward.
[Friday, February 11, 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.
[Friday, February 4, 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]

Apple's Steve Jobs takes third medical leave
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced that he will take another medical leave of absence. Jobs, 55, sent a letter to employees making the announcement. The letter was posted to the media on Monday (Jan. 17).
[Monday, January 17, 2011]