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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
Rush for emergency supplies, potassium iodide
Local residents have scooped up emergency-supply kits, water purifiers and potassium iodide in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and radiation leak, storeowners said.
[Friday, March 18, 2011]

Neighborhood group hosts crime-prevention class
Seeking to teach residents to make safe choices if confronted by a robber or burglar, the Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) group is hosting a crime-safety class Tuesday (March 22).
[Thursday, March 17, 2011]

DA officially creates conviction-integrity unit
After a series of misconduct allegations against the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, including the suspension of one prosecutor by the California State Bar Association, District Attorney Jeff Rosen has created a full-time Conviction Integrity Unit.
[Thursday, March 17, 2011]

New family to run JJ&F grocery in Palo Alto
A new family has taken over operations of JJ&F Food Store in Palo Alto's College Terrace neighborhood and may purchase the store, according to one of the new managers.
[Monday, March 14, 2011]

Police arrest suspects in violent Caltrain assault
Two suspects in the March 4 assault and robbery at the Redwood City Caltrain Station have been arrested by transit police, Caltrain announced today.
[Friday, March 11, 2011]

Regional deal may help Caltrain avert cuts
Drastic cuts to Caltrain rail service are likely to be averted, Steve Heminger, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's executive director, told the commission's Planning and Allocations Committee Wednesday.
[Friday, March 11, 2011]

Study: Coffee may lower stroke risk for women
Women who drink more than one cup of coffee a day might have a 22 to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, according to a new study announced today by the American Heart Association.
[Thursday, March 10, 2011]

VTA approves Caltrain funding recommendations
Solving Caltrain's short-term crisis got a kick-start Thursday night (March 3) from Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) after its board of directors voted to approve a $7.2 million reimbursement payment to Caltrain.
[Friday, March 4, 2011]

VTA board to vote tonight on Caltrain funding
The Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) board will vote tonight (March 3) on whether to recommend financial support for Caltrain.
[Thursday, March 3, 2011]

Ultimatum to East Palo Alto gangs: 'Get a job'
East Palo Alto police called in 11 gang members who are at risk for committing more crimes to a sit-down meeting Tuesday afternoon to warn them they will be targeted for arrest and long prison terms if they persist in committing crimes.
[Wednesday, March 2, 2011]