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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
Gregory Elarms, the longtime friend accused of murdering East Palo Alto community activist David Lewis, could face the death penalty, Steve Wagstaffe, incoming San Mateo County district attorney, said Tuesday. Elarms, 58, was arrested Sunday by San Mateo police for the June 9 shooting death of Lewis in the parking garage at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. ==B Related material:==
■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19426 David Lewis allegedly killed by longtime friend]
■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_photo.php?main_id=19426&type=v&media_id=§ion_id=1 Video from press conference]
■ [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13121 David Lewis: The impact of a singular man]
[Wednesday, December 22, 2010]
Despite residents' concerns about traffic impacts, the East Palo Alto Planning Commission approved a $3 million playing field for East Palo Alto's youth Monday night -- a memorial sports complex to be named for slain police Officer Richard May.
[Wednesday, November 24, 2010]
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]
Lauren Perdriau Ward, 47, was killed in unincorporated San Mateo County near Portola Valley Thursday afternoon when she was hit on her bicycle by a big-rig, the California Highway Patrol said.
[Friday, November 5, 2010]