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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
Bicyclists race to find cancer's 'canary'
More than 800 bicyclists taking part in a massive bike ride this Saturday, Sept. 28, are pedaling to fund research that could make detecting cancer as easy as taking a blood test at the doctor's office and finding the tumor with advanced ultrasound tests.
[Friday, September 27, 2013]

State reps to host seminar to keep seniors from being scammed
Scams against seniors are so prevalent that State Sen. Jerry Hill and Assemblyman Rich Gordon are hosting a free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar on Friday, Sept. 27. The event will place from 1 to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.
[Thursday, September 26, 2013]

Former Stanford Hospital worker arrested for sexual battery
A former hospital technician at Stanford Hospital and Clinics has been arrested for sexually battering a patient, Palo Alto police stated in a press release.
[Monday, September 9, 2013]

Lego scammer sentence: 30 days in prison, at-home custody
A former Palo Alto tech industry vice president was sentenced by a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge on Thursday to six months in custody for switching price tags on boxes of Legos .
[Thursday, September 5, 2013]

Hill's limousine legislation faces critical vote
The fate of a new state bill on limousine inspections after the tragic fire on San Mateo-Hayward Bridge will be decided on Friday, Aug. 30 in Sacramento.
[Thursday, August 29, 2013]

SAP Palo Alto vice president takes plea deal in LEGO scam
The vice president of Palo Alto software firm SAP Labs, LLC took a plea deal on Monday for one felony commercial burglary charge for pasting fraudulent barcodes on LEGO toys at local Target stores, Duffy Magilligan, Santa Clara County deputy district attorney, said.
[Thursday, August 1, 2013]

Baby with no kidneys treated at Lucile Packard
A tiny baby born without kidneys to a United States Congresswoman is receiving treatment at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The baby likely be the first to survive a diagnosis previously considered fatal.
[Tuesday, July 30, 2013]

Palo Alto man dies in Tahoe plane crash
A Palo Alto pilot was killed and his wife was injured after their private plane crashed in a wooded area in South Lake Tahoe Monday, the El Dorado County Sheriff Department confirmed.
[Tuesday, July 23, 2013]

SFO plane crash kills two, dozens injured
A Boeing 777 aircraft crashed on the runway at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday morning, killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others.
[Saturday, July 6, 2013]

Techie charged with Silicon Valley burglaries
An information-technology consultant has been charged with a string of Silicon Valley office burglaries that shut down business computer networks and might have cost companies millions of dollars in losses, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced June 19.
[Thursday, June 20, 2013]