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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
Santa Clara County's fentanyl problem is 'a time bomb'
The number of deaths from fentanyl poisoning accounted for a staggering 80% of fatalities from all opioids in 2021 in Santa Clara County, 12 times the number of fentanyl-related deaths in 2018, according to county data.
[Thursday, July 21, 2022]

Santa Clara County to offer new Novavax COVID vaccine
Santa Clara County plans to make the newly approved Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available to the public once supplies arrive, the Public Health Department said in a statement on Wednesday.
[Wednesday, July 20, 2022]

Mobile mental health crisis services are coming to north Santa Clara County
The county has teamed up with two mental health providers to bring the Trusted Response Urgent Support Team program to Palo Alto and other nearby cities in October, Supervisor Joe Simitian said.
[Tuesday, July 19, 2022]

The final primary election results are in for Santa Clara County
Two candidates are heading to a runoff this fall in the sheriff's race, the incumbent district attorney has won another term and board members of Santa Clara Valley Water District get longer term limits.
[Friday, July 15, 2022]

What were we all breathing? Local air quality reached 'hazardous' levels in July 4 fireworks hot spots
Bay Area air quality from thousands of fireworks explosions on and around July 4 reached dangerously unhealthful levels in some local neighborhoods, according to air-quality data.
[Friday, July 15, 2022]

Police investigate robbery attempt at Palo Alto Transit Center
A man who attempted to rob another man at the Palo Alto Transit Center on University Avenue on Sunday morning is at large, police said.
[Tuesday, July 12, 2022]

Pagemill Pastures accused of stealing water from fire hydrant
A Palo Alto equestrian center has received a demand from the city of Palo Alto to stop siphoning water from a city fire hydrant, according to city documents.
[Friday, July 8, 2022]

Second 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]