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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
Rare beaver living in Palo Alto's Matadero Creek dies
A beaver that was recolonizing the Matadero Creek in Palo Alto was taken to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley after being spotted immobile in a pile of leaves, officials said.
[Wednesday, December 6, 2023]

Buena Vista man pleads guilty to trailer park murder
A man who stabbed a Buena Vista Mobile Home Park resident to death in 2019 has pleaded no contest to multiple violent felonies, including second-degree murder, a Santa Clara County prosecutor said last week.
[Tuesday, December 5, 2023]

Rare Palo Alto beaver getting treatment in Wildlife Center
A beaver that is recolonizing the Matadero Creek in Palo Alto was taken to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley on Wednesday after being spotted immobile in a pile of leaves, officials said.
[Monday, December 4, 2023]

Health officials are advising the public to get vaccinations as respiratory illnesses spread
As the holiday season gets into full swing, public health officials are advising the public to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations for COVID-19, flu and RSV and to stay home if unwell, among other recommendations.
[Friday, December 1, 2023]

Work begins on new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing
The new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing will link the east and west sides of East Palo Alto, which the highway has split for decades.
[Friday, November 17, 2023]

Federal court's decision overturning California's assault weapons ban elicits 'disgust' from state, local officials
A U.S. District Court decision on Thursday overturning California’s assault weapons ban is igniting outrage among top state and local officials.
[Monday, October 23, 2023]

The sea is rising — and the clock is ticking
The Bay Area will need to mount a concerted effort to combat devastating sea-level rise in the coming decades. How and whether cities and counties will be able to get the funding is the $110 billion question.
[Friday, October 20, 2023]

Trainer connected with Palo Alto dog's death charged in Massachusetts case
A woman who was under investigation for the disappearance and death of a Palo Alto family's beloved German shepherd in January has been arrested and charged in Massachusetts in connection with a dog-training scam.
[Thursday, September 28, 2023]

Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison
John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the 1970s on Stanford University land, has died in state prison, San Mateo County District Attorney confirmed.
[Wednesday, September 27, 2023]

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange
Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange on Tuesday night.
[Tuesday, September 26, 2023]