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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
The romance of ballroom dance
When Winston and Lilly Chow met in college, they had a common interest in ballroom dancing, each having taken one class for their physical-education requirement. But they couldn't predict that more than 40 years later they would be ballroom-dance champions.
[Monday, August 10, 2015]

Pacific Art League head calls for end to conflict
Just one week into her tenure as the Pacific Art League's new executive director, Shannon McDonnell will be attending a special meeting of league members that could result in the removal of nearly half of her board of directors.
[Thursday, August 6, 2015]

Palo Alto man arrested after car chase in Sonoma County
A 30-year-old Palo Alto man who took police on a wild car chase down a highway and through residential streets in Sebastopol, a town in Sonoma County, on Saturday, July 25, was arrested for stealing a vehicle and other charges, Sebastopol police Chief Jeff Weaver said.
[Monday, July 27, 2015]

Federal Aviation Administration to work to reduce plane noise
Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration officials met with local government representatives and grassroots airplane-noise groups on Friday morning at Palo Alto City Hall.
[Monday, July 27, 2015]

Rep. Anna Eshoo to send airplane-noise survey to Federal Aviation Administration
Acting on numerous complaints by her constituents regarding an increase in aircraft noise, Rep. Anna Eshoo has assembled a survey for residents, which she plans to take to the Federal Aviation Administration for possible changes to flight altitudes.
[Thursday, July 16, 2015]

Man arrested in Vallejo kidnapping suspected in Palo Alto case
Matthew Daniel Muller, the man who was recently arrested in the bizarre kidnapping of a Vallejo woman, is a suspect in a home invasion and restraint of a Palo Alto woman, police confirmed on Tuesday.
[Tuesday, July 14, 2015]

HP's Bill Veghte to head SurveyMonkey
Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey has announced it is hiring former Hewlett-Packard Co. executive Bill Veghte as CEO, replacing the late Dave Goldberg, the company's founder, who died unexpectedly in May.
[Wednesday, July 8, 2015]

Analysis: Supreme Court ruling likely to affect equal-rights laws
The U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping decision that same-sex marriage is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment will have widespread implications, legal experts at Stanford Law School said Friday.
[Monday, June 29, 2015]

Report: Cities unprepared for sea-level rise
The Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury has a message for city and county officials who are dragging their feet regarding sea-level rise: Get with the program.
[Friday, June 26, 2015]

Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority
Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix, experts said at a June 19 conference to address the issue.
[Wednesday, June 24, 2015]