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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
VIDEO: As Apple employees watch helplessly, thieves take $35K in merchandise on Black Friday
Two people who entered the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto on Nov. 25 during a busy Black Friday sales event made off with an estimated $35,000 in merchandise, Palo Alto police said.
[Wednesday, November 30, 2022]

Soccer star's parents sue Stanford University after her death
The parents of a Stanford women's soccer star who died by suicide after learning she faced disciplinary action filed a lawsuit against the university and some of its top administrators last week.
[Wednesday, November 30, 2022]

Stanford football director immediately resigns after Saturday's loss
Stanford University's winningest head coach and director of football, David Shaw, has resigned effective immediately, following the team's Saturday 35-26 loss to Brigham Young University, the university announced on Sunday.
[Sunday, November 27, 2022]

Beavers may help lessen damage from drought
Climate-driven droughts that create water-quality issues are proving to have a formidable foe: beavers.
[Friday, November 25, 2022]

Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting
A man who allegedly fired at least twice during a drive-by shooting at Stanford Shopping Center Monday afternoon has been arrested, police said. He was a former employee of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, which was damaged by gunfire.
[Tuesday, November 22, 2022]

Gunfire reported at Stanford Shopping Center, rounds hit restaurant and empty car
Palo Alto police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting on Monday, in which a person fired at least two rounds from a car, striking a window at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and an unoccupied vehicle. No one was injured.
[Monday, November 21, 2022]

Math tutor charged with molestation faces accusers at preliminary hearing
The first group of 17 women who were allegedly molested by Palo Alto math tutor Mark Allan Hodes when they were children took the stand on Monday to testify during his preliminary hearing.
[Wednesday, November 23, 2022]

Jonsen declares victory in sheriff's race, but Jensen doesn't concede
Former Palo Alto police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen declared victory in a tight race with Kevin Jensen for Santa Clara County sheriff on Friday evening, but Jensen said he isn't conceding yet.
[Friday, November 18, 2022]

Residents petition for dog park in Barron Park
More than 300 dog owners in Palo Alto's Barron Park plan to submit a petition to the city to open a dog park in their neighborhood.
[Friday, November 18, 2022]

Incumbent Gary Kremen concedes defeat in Valley Water race
As Santa Clara County's vote counts for the Nov. 8 midterm election continue to trickle in, one contest finally has a winner: the District 7 seat of the Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors.
[Wednesday, November 16, 2022]