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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
Climate nonprofit funded by Laurene Powell Jobs hires high-powered state official
Having pledged more than $3 billion to address climate change, the Waverley Street Foundation has hired Jared Blumenfeld.
[Monday, August 15, 2022]

As court case closes, Pets In Need opens up about revamped protocols
Pets In Need has issued a statement to help mend its relationship with the community now that a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has ruled three of its workers were not negligent in the heat-related deaths of seven puppies.
[Saturday, August 13, 2022]

Santa Clara County's biggest drug scourge isn't fentanyl — it's meth
The potent opioid fentanyl might be getting the lion's share of notoriety in recent years, but Santa Clara County -- and California -- have a much bigger drug-related killer: methamphetamine.
[Sunday, August 14, 2022]

Pets In Need staff won't face trial in puppy-deaths case
Three women who faced misdemeanor charges related to the deaths of seven puppies in a hot van last summer were granted acceptance into a court diversion program and won't face trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.
[Wednesday, August 10, 2022]

Man charged in 1982 cold-case murder of Palo Alto teen
The search for the killer in a nearly 40-year-old cold-case murder of a 15-year-old Palo Alto teen has led to the arrest of a 75-year-old man from Hawaii, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday.
[Tuesday, August 9, 2022]

In puppy-deaths case, defense seeks diversion program and no jail time
Lawyers for the three Pets in Need employees facing trial in the deaths of seven puppies last year will ask a Superior Court judge next week to let them to enter a diversion program instead of going through a trial.
[Thursday, August 4, 2022]

Police chase, arrest man after alleged assault, threats
A parolee who allegedly threatened a grocery store employee and challenged police officers to a fight led authorities on a foot chase before his arrest near Palo Alto High School on Wednesday, police said.
[Thursday, August 4, 2022]

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine now available in Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County will begin offering the new Novavax COVID-19 vaccine starting today, county officials said. The shots will be available at all county health system vaccination sites.
[Tuesday, August 2, 2022]

Monkeypox is spreading in the Bay Area. Stanford wastewater data shows the region's hot spots.
Evidence of the monkeypox virus has shown up in Bay Area wastewater since mid-June, indicating the presence of infection, according to data from Stanford University's Sewer Coronavirus Alert Network.
[Tuesday, July 26, 2022]

Santa Clara County's fentanyl problem is 'a time bomb'
The number of deaths from fentanyl poisoning accounted for a staggering 80% of fatalities from all opioids in 2021 in Santa Clara County, 12 times the number of fentanyl-related deaths in 2018, according to county data.
[Thursday, July 21, 2022]