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Sue Dremann

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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
Second suspected case of monkeypox identified in Santa Clara County
Another probable case of monkeypox has been found in a county resident, the county Public Health Department said Thursday. The case is not connected to a previous case announced on June 23.
[Friday, July 1, 2022]

How abortion ruling could affect IVF and embryonic research
The end of federal abortion rights could inspire groups that seek to protect embryos to urge greater limits on in vitro fertilization and embryonic stem cell research, Stanford law professor Hank Greely said.
[Friday, July 1, 2022]

Hillsborough couple Bruce and Davina Isackson sentenced in college admissions scam
A couple who pleaded guilty to charges for securing their daughters' admission to college by paying to cheat on entrance exams and creating false athlete profiles in a national scandal was sentenced in Boston federal court.
[Wednesday, June 29, 2022]

Downtown Streets Team CEO Eileen Richardson to retire
After 17 years at the helm of the Downtown Streets Team, CEO Eileen Richardson will retire. An interim CEO will be named while the organization's leadership start the search for her replacement.
[Tuesday, June 28, 2022]

Bay restoration project gets $1M grant for flood control
A project to protect and restore more than 500 acres of critical shore area habitats in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park received a $1 million grant from the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority.
[Monday, June 27, 2022]

The Supreme Court 'bows out' on abortion, former federal judge says
The Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade will likely call into question further limitations on women's reproductive rights and contraception, retired U.S. district court Judge Abraham D. Sofaer said.
[Saturday, June 25, 2022]

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United States on Friday. The decision sends authority to regulate abortion back to the states.
[Friday, June 24, 2022]

First probable monkeypox case found in Santa Clara County
A suspected case of monkeypox virus is under investigation in Santa Clara County, the Public Health Department said Thursday.
[Thursday, June 23, 2022]

Power restored at Stanford after dayslong outage last week
A power failure caused by damage to transmission equipment from the Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County has caused Stanford University to cancel classes through Friday, according to the university.
[Wednesday, June 22, 2022]

Man faces charges for attack on elderly woman
A 29-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in her 70s in downtown Palo Alto last week, police said.
[Tuesday, June 21, 2022]