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Sue Dremann

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly / PaloAltoOnline.com

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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
Open-space district surpasses 60,000 acres
A 270-acre farm near Half Moon Bay will bump the amount of preserved open space managed by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to 60,000 acres, district officials announced Thursday.
[Friday, November 18, 2011]

Serial bank robber hits local banks
A man who robbed two U.S. Bank branches within 20 minutes of each other on Monday is a serial bank robber who has struck three or four other U.S. Bank branches in the area, Los Altos police said.
[Tuesday, October 25, 2011]

East Palo Alto girl, 6, killed on her way to school
A 6-year-old girl was killed Wednesday morning (Sept. 28), the second traffic fatality in less than three hours within a two-block area in East Palo Alto.
[Thursday, September 29, 2011]

Foothill Expressway crash victim identified
A Mountain View woman who died Wednesday when her car crashed into a tree has been identified as Claire Silberman, the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office said today (Sept. 15).
[Friday, September 16, 2011]

Woman, 78, dies in car crash on Foothill in Palo Alto
A 78-year-old Mountain View woman died Wednesday afternoon after the Toyota Camry she was driving collided with a tree on northbound Foothill Expressway, just south of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto, according to Palo Alto police and fire officials.
[Thursday, September 15, 2011]

Breast cancer detection bill passes Legislature
A new breast cancer detection bill authored by State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, passed the California Legislature Monday, requiring medical professionals to inform their patients that dense breast tissue could mask cancer when they have a mammogram.
[Tuesday, September 13, 2011]

Fiery crash closes University Avenue Sunday morning
A 32-year-old suspected drunk driver from Mountain View narrowly escaped with his life early Sunday morning after a high-speed crash that ended with his vehicle bursting into flames on University Avenue, according to Palo Alto police. The driver had been traveling northbound on Alma Street near Oregon Expressway at 2:54 a.m. when he swerved to avoid hitting the curb and drove nearly head on into the southbound lane.
[Monday, September 12, 2011]

Tennis teacher may be charged with child endangerment
A tennis instructor who allegedly fled from Palo Alto police Monday (Aug. 8) with four young students in his car that he took to Rengstorff Park, leaving five other students at Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto, said Wednesday the incident is a case of misunderstanding based in part on his lack of mastery of the English language.
[Friday, August 12, 2011]

Foothill board chooses Air Force base
The former Onizuka Air Force Station in Sunnyvale has been chosen as a new campus for Foothill College, Foothill-De Anza Community College District's Board of Trustees voted on Monday.
[Wednesday, August 10, 2011]

Fire at Arastradero Preserve being investigated
A grass fire that burned two acres at Pearson Arastradero Preserve Thursday afternoon (July 28) is being investigated by the Santa Clara County Arson Task Force, Palo Alto Fired Battalion Chief Chris Woodard confirmed on Friday.
[Friday, July 29, 2011]