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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
Nonprofit aims to bring laundry, shower services to homeless
People who are homeless in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto could soon have free showers and laundry services through a new initiative that would bring the facilities to them.
[Monday, January 19, 2015]

North County gets new center for domestic-violence services
A domestic-violence services center for women in affluent communities is now headquartered in Palo Alto. Women/SV, formerly called the Women-of-Means Escape Network, moved on Jan. 6 from Los Altos to the offices of Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley, which is located at 375 Cambridge Ave.
[Friday, January 9, 2015]

Beach access, utilities reform and cultural competency among new laws
New laws ranging from election and utilities reform to beach access and community food producers that were authored by state Assemblyman Rich Gordon and Sen. Jerry Hill took effect Jan. 1.
[Friday, January 2, 2015]

Sen. Jerry Hill introduces bill requiring DUI offenders to use 'ignition interlocks'
First-time DUI offenders would be required to install "ignition interlock devices" in their cars that will test their breath for alcohol before starting the car, if a new bill introduced by state Sen. Jerry Hill passes in Sacramento.
[Monday, December 29, 2014]

North County to receive pilot satellite social services offices
Santa Clara County's Social Services Agency has launched a pilot program to staff "satellite offices" at nonprofit organizations with county social workers in the northern part of the county.
[Tuesday, December 2, 2014]

Kremen wins Santa Clara Valley Water District seat
The founder of, Gary Kremen, has won a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District board, with 51.62 percent of the vote to incumbent Brian Schmidt's 48.38 percent, with all 212 precincts reporting.
[Wednesday, November 5, 2014]

Race for Water District seat is tight
With the earliest election returns coming in, the race between Santa Clara Valley Water District, seat 7, candidates Brian Schmidt and Gary Kremen is close, with Kremen, the challenger, ahead 51.75 percent to 48.05 percent, with 73 out of 212 precincts reporting.
[Tuesday, November 4, 2014]

Voter Guide: Santa Clara Valley Water District
The winner in the race for a single seat at the Santa Clara Valley Water District will take on major challenges if elected to represent District 7 this November. He will face a deepening drought and lingering problems with downstream flooding when the rains do come. Two candidates, incumbent and board Vice Chairman Brian Schmidt and challenger Gary Kremen, are seeking the seat.
[Wednesday, October 22, 2014]

Huge campaign-funding discrepancy in water board race
Two candidates vying for Palo Alto voters in the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board race are spending vastly different sums of money on their campaigns, with the challenger, Gary Kremen, outspending incumbent Brian Schmidt by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
[Tuesday, October 7, 2014]

Earthquake-warning system nearly ready to roll
A long-desired system for warning of imminent earthquakes on the West Coast is working and can accurately predict temblors, but a public roll-out won't happen without more funding, a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist said recently.
[Wednesday, October 8, 2014]