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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
Elderly woman accosted by robbers in roadside attack
Two people attempted to rob an elderly Palo Alto woman of her wedding ring on Saturday afternoon, causing her injuries, Palo Alto police said in a press release.
[Monday, May 16, 2022]

Palo Alto man drowns in Lake Tahoe
A local businessperson died in Lake Tahoe after falling out of a boat on Thursday, a El Dorado County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said.
[Wednesday, May 11, 2022]

In Santa Clara County sheriff's race, Jensen gains the most monetary contributions
When it comes to campaign war chests, Santa Clara County sheriff candidate Kevin Jensen is outrunning the pack fivefold, according to state campaign contribution filings.
[Wednesday, May 11, 2022]

Santa Clara County COVID cases surpass height of delta surge
COVID-19 cases are rising again to higher levels than last summer's surge, Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody said during a press conference on Tuesday.
[Tuesday, May 10, 2022]

Palo Alto school board to consider divisive English Language Arts curriculum on Tuesday
On Tuesday evening, the Palo Alto school board will vote on a new English Language Arts curriculum that a number of teachers who were on a district committee said should be scrapped.
[Tuesday, May 10, 2022]

Three seek the job as county's chief law-enforcement officer
The contentious race for the Santa Clara County district attorney's seat is pitting a trailblazing incumbent against a seasoned public defender and a former deputy district attorney who has sued the DA's office.
[Friday, May 6, 2022]

Stanford resident physicians vote to join union
Doctors who are resident and fellow physicians at Stanford Health Care have voted to join a union by a wide margin, the Committee of Interns and Residents said in a press statement on Tuesday.
[Tuesday, May 3, 2022]

Living in a pod? New concept in affordable shared housing emerges in Palo Alto
Its name has the cachet of a trendy Brooklyn home, but Brownstone Shared Housing has brought a new housing concept that is affordable, albeit small, to Palo Alto.
[Tuesday, May 3, 2022]

Stanford nurses overwhelmingly ratify agreement with hospitals
Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals have overwhelmingly voted to end a weeklong strike, their union, the Committee for the Recognition of Nursing Achievement said Monday.
[Monday, May 2, 2022]

Gas line rupture disrupts traffic in East Palo Alto
A PG&E gas line that ruptured while crews were working on the line on Thursday has disrupted traffic in East Palo Alto and blocked access to U.S. Highway 101.
[Thursday, April 28, 2022]