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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
Palo Alto burglars ditch loot in Mountain View
An alert resident that witnessed a residential burglary in progress called 911 Thursday morning, enabling Palo Alto police to chase the pair of thieves and recover the stolen property from their abandoned getaway car in Mountain View.
[Friday, March 23, 2012]

Open Space District buys threatened frog habitat
A population of federally threatened red-legged frogs now has a protected home, after the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District purchased the 564-acre Madonna Creek Ranch near Half Moon Bay, the district announced Friday, March 16.
[Saturday, March 17, 2012]

CHP on alert during St. Patrick's weekend
St. Patrick's Day revelers be forewarned -- the California Highway Patrol said officers will be looking for anyone driving under the influence this weekend throughout the Bay Area.
[Friday, March 16, 2012]

New Facebook apps to spearhead emergency support
Three Facebook applications designed to help people get support from their friends and family in an emergency are winners of a Facebook application challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
[Friday, March 2, 2012]

Feature story: A romance in black and white
Eighty-year-old Henry Ford sat in the dining room of his Palo Alto home and recalled the day he met Rochelle, his wife of 52 years. On Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. the Fords will speak about their interracial marriage and their life.
[Friday, March 2, 2012]

Man killed on train tracks Feb. 23 is identified
A man who was fatally struck by a train in Palo Alto on Feb. 23 has been identified as Wentao He, 23, of Mountain View, the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office confirmed today.
[Tuesday, February 28, 2012]

Women sentenced in $256,000 Palo Alto credit union fraud
Two women who stole more than $250,000 out of a Los Altos couple's Palo Alto credit union account were sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Santa Clara County Superior Court, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
[Friday, February 17, 2012]

Foundations coming back after recession
When Silicon Valley Community Foundation opened its doors in 2007, it almost immediately faced the Great Recession meltdown. In its first year, the foundation raised $292 million. Donations dropped to $190 million as the economic crisis spread.
[Monday, February 6, 2012]

Cupertino Councilman Barry Chang to run for county supervisor
Barry Chang, a Cupertino city councilman who has vigorously fought pollution by the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company, is challenging state Sen. Joe Simitian for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors seat.
[Tuesday, January 24, 2012]

Police chase ends in Mountain View
A 23-year-old East Palo Alto man faces an assault-with-a-deadly-weapon charge after allegedly ramming a Palo Alto police cruiser Sunday.
[Tuesday, January 17, 2012]