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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
Police: East Palo Alto man cited in hit-and-run accident
A 34-year-old man who allegedly struck two vehicles before plowing through a Caltrain fence and hitting a power pole has been cited for misdemeanor hit and run and reckless driving and could face additional charges, Palo Alto police Sgt. Rich Bullerjahn said.
[Tuesday, June 23, 2015]

African Methodist Episcopal members mourn in aftermath of Charleston killings
The killing of nine African American churchgoers by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has sent shock waves across the nation, and many people, including those at Palo Alto's University African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, are calling for a discussion on race and acceptance, Rev. Kaloma Smith said.
[Saturday, June 20, 2015]

Santa Clara County supervisors approve study on youth psych beds
Santa Clara County has not had an acute-care, inpatient psychiatric unit for youth for more than 20 years, but the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, June 9, to support a feasibility study for an inpatient unit for children and adolescents.
[Wednesday, June 10, 2015]

At Sunset's Celebration Weekend, small is beautiful
Living in a 400-square-foot cottage might seem antithetical to the current penchant for building mega homes, but that's the trend to be featured at the Sunset Celebration Weekend on June 6 and 7
[Thursday, June 4, 2015]

Auto burglar arrested after ramming detectives
A serial auto burglar who rammed a police car during a pursuit was arrested through a team effort by Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto police on Monday.
[Tuesday, June 2, 2015]

Palo Alto pilot was arrested prior to disappearance
A flight instructor who allegedly stole a plane from the Palo Alto Municipal Airport and [ vanished] over the Pacific Ocean was arrested two weeks prior to his disappearance, according to court records in Florida's Orange County Superior Court.
[Tuesday, May 19, 2015]

Hidden in plain sight: Human trafficking reaches into Silicon Valley
Throughout the Bay Area and even in wealthy and sophisticated communities such as Palo Alto and Mountain View, people are being enslaved and forced to work for others, according to police and district attorneys in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
[Friday, May 8, 2015]

Stanford Hospital employee arrested for sexual battery
A Stanford Hospital operating room technician was arrested for sexual battery after he allegedly inappropriately touched patients under anesthesia, Redwood City police said.
[Tuesday, April 28, 2015]

Pedestrian in fatal bike crash in Palo Alto identified
A woman who was struck and killed by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning has been identified by the Santa Clara County Coroner.
[Thursday, April 23, 2015]

Scientists: State drought likely to worsen
The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research by Stanford University scientists.
[Wednesday, April 8, 2015]