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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 environmentalist Walter Hays dies
Walter Hays, a prominent Palo Alto resident, environmental champion and individual who set a standard for volunteerism, died on Jan. 25, his son, Walter Thomas Hays, said.
[Wednesday, February 1, 2023]

Fallen Mitchell Park tree, a victim of recent storms, was 'a valued relative'
Numerous Palo Alto residents are mourning the loss of a venerable stone pine that served as the shade, photographic backdrop and perch for untold numbers of children, adults and birds.
[Wednesday, January 18, 2023]

Equestrian trainer arrested for alleged sexual crimes
An equestrian coach who worked with minors in Portola Valley and other locations throughout San Mateo County has been arrested for allegedly intending to seduce a minor for sex and other related charges.
[Tuesday, January 17, 2023]

Man robs Subway sandwich shop on Monday night
A man stole cash from the Subway on Middlefield Road during a robbery at Palo Alto's Charleston Shopping Center, police said.
[Tuesday, January 17, 2023]

Allegedly impaired driver rescued from crashed car on Charleston Road
Palo Alto firefighters who rushed to the scene of a car crash on Thursday night had to extricate the driver who was allegedly intoxicated when the car struck a tree.
[Monday, January 16, 2023]

Defamation lawsuit against Palo Alto Weekly dismissed by Court of Appeal
A defamation suit against the Palo Alto Weekly and parent company Embarcadero Media by an unsuccessful 2018 candidate for the Palo Alto Board of Education was rejected by the California Court of Appeal.
[Monday, January 16, 2023]

Missing-dog mystery sparks police investigation
Carolina Bruchilari thought her beloved German shepherd, Scott, would only be gone for two weeks when she entrusted him to a trainer in mid-December. Now Bruchilari says Scott's been dognapped -- and she wants him back.
[Sunday, January 15, 2023]

Serial killer John Getreu pleads guilty to 1973 murder of Leslie Perlov
A man convicted of a string of sexually motivated murders of young women pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the 1973 murder of Leslie Marie Perlov, a 21-year-old law librarian, on Stanford University land.
[Tuesday, January 10, 2023]

Power outages affect thousands after lightning strike, downed trees
Thousands of Palo Alto Utilities and PG&E customers were without power early Tuesday after two storm-related incidents.
[Tuesday, January 10, 2023]

Thieves steal washer and dryer from a Palo Alto home
A Midtown Palo Alto resident whose home was burglarized discovered an unusual kind of theft after their washer and dryer were stolen from the residence last month, according to police.
[Thursday, January 5, 2023]