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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
Palo Alto History Museum permit challenged
A founding member of a Palo Alto group dedicated to preserving the city's history has filed an appeal of a permit to build the Palo Alto History Museum.
[Tuesday, June 7, 2011]

Charges delayed in case of infant homicide
A 17-year-old arrested in the Sunday (June 5) shooting death of a 3-month-old infant in East Palo Alto will not yet be charged in the case, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced Tuesday (June 7).
[Tuesday, June 7, 2011]

High-end purse thieves pepper spray security
Two burly men with a taste for Diane von Furstenberg handbags snatched 13 of the designer purses Saturday (June 4) and ran out of Neiman Marcus at Stanford Shopping Center, according to Palo Alto police.
[Tuesday, June 7, 2011]

Egrets and herons, oh my!
They're large and white with spectacular plumage pompadours and they make otherworldly sounds like ET. Snowy egrets are flocking to the Palo Alto baylands this spring, building nests high in the trees. [ ==B Watch the video by Veronica Weber.==]
[Tuesday, June 7, 2011]

VIDEO: Mother of fatally shot infant speaks out
Two teenage boys, ages 16 and 17, have been arrested, one in connection with the fatal shooting Sunday (June 5) of a 3-month-old boy in East Palo Alto, police announced at a noon press conference Monday.
[Monday, June 6, 2011]

Violent crime plummets in East Palo Alto
Crime and violence rates in East Palo Alto took another a dramatic drop, as police, city officials, nonprofit and faith-based groups implement programs to engage youth and target criminals in face-to-face meetings, according to a report released by Chief Ronald Davis.
[Friday, June 3, 2011]

Residents fume over Arastradero Road project
Frustrated residents gave City of Palo Alto officials an earful Thursday night over a trial restriping project along Arastradero Road. Some balked at city data that showed traffic impacts haven't changed.
[Friday, June 3, 2011]

East Palo Alto nonprofits say to bank: Please stay
Several East Palo Alto groups this week reacted to the announced closure of the city's only bank by saying they won't let it happen without seeking all alternatives to save the branch. California Bank & Trust, which opened in the Ravenswood 101 shopping center in 2002, is set to close Aug. 26, according to a bank spokesman.
[Thursday, June 2, 2011]

Man punched by alleged lawnmower thief
A would-be thief who was caught allegedly stealing a lawnmower from a Palo Alto gardener was arrested Thursday (May 26) after punching the victim in the stomach and fleeing the scene, a Palo Alto police spokesman said.
[Friday, May 27, 2011]

Haitian refugee in Palo Alto seeks to rebuild his country
Nineteen-year-old Haitian refugee Peterson Joseph's sunny disposition spread across his face this week as he spoke about his dreams of a college education. As he chatted in a Palo Alto church, his cheeks dimpled deeply and his eyes twinkled. But they darkened as he talked about the still-dire situation in Haiti.
[Saturday, May 28, 2011]