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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
Palo Alto resident, 85, being held in North Korea
A Palo Alto man was removed from a plane and is being detained in North Korea, his traveling companion to the country has confirmed.
[Thursday, November 21, 2013]

Palo Alto's sister city suffers in typhoon aftermath
In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Hayian, Palo Alto's Philippine sister city, Palo, Leyte Island, is struggling to cope with severe devastation and a rising body count, according to Philippine news reports.
[Thursday, November 14, 2013]

Officials investigate Sims fire
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating Sunday's fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Redwood City that led to "shelter in place" warnings in the area, including in Atherton and Menlo Park.
[Tuesday, November 12, 2013]

Metals fire put out; 'Shelter in place' lifted
After extinguishing the metals fire that prompted "shelter in place" alerts from several Peninsula cities, Redwood City announced the air quality alert/advisory has been lifted for residents living in south San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and south Alameda County.
[Monday, November 11, 2013]

Redwood City metals fire: 'shelter in place' alert lifted
Smoke from a two-alarm fire at a Redwood City metals-recycling plant triggered an air quality alert for San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties on Sunday, Nov. 10. A shelter-in-place advisory for areas affected by the smoke was lifted this morning, Nov. 11, at 6:20 a.m.
[Sunday, November 10, 2013]

Palo Alto's sister city devastated by typhoon
Super Typhoon Yolanda, considered the most powerful storm of its kind to make landfall, has struck Palo Alto's sister city, Palo in Leyte Island in the Philippines, killing at least 20 people in the city, according to the Philippine news site GMA Network Inc.
[Saturday, November 9, 2013]

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer buys funeral-home property
Palo Alto's oldest funeral home is closing its doors on Oct. 31, and the property's new owner is Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer, according to sources at the mortuary, Roller & Hapgood & Tinney.
[Tuesday, October 29, 2013]

Homemade haunted house spooks scores each year
From the street, Danilo Oxford's Midtown Palo Alto home is neat and well-manicured, with a profusion of flowers accenting the two-story, pumpkin-orange house. But a macabre spectacle beyond the garden gate awaits visitors.
[Monday, October 28, 2013]

SLAC workers, others won't get back pay after furloughs
More than 13,400 Bay Area Department of Energy laboratory workers -- including 1,500 at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory -- could miss out on back pay if the federal shutdown continues.
[Friday, October 11, 2013]

Open Space District unveils sweeping 'vision plan'
Bay Area residents could gain access to much more open space, including more family-friendly areas, according to a new Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District "vision plan" unveiled Wednesday night.
[Monday, October 14, 2013]