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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
Bus driver charged with vehicular manslaughter
A SamTrans bus driver who struck and killed a woman in a Palo Alto crosswalk last December will face a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge, Rob Baker, Santa Clara County supervising deputy district attorney, said Monday (April 18).
[Monday, April 18, 2011]

Caltrain, car death was 'an accident waiting to happen'
The death of an Indiana driver at the Charleston Road train crossing on Friday (April 15) has left many in Palo Alto saying that it was a fatal accident waiting to happen. ==B Related story:== ■ [ Train hits car in Palo Alto, kills out-of-town driver]
[Monday, April 18, 2011]

Horse accident near Dish injures woman
A 63-year-old woman sustained neurological injuries to her back and neck after falling off her horse near Stanford's Dish on Saturday (April 16), according to the Palo Alto Fire Department.
[Saturday, April 16, 2011]

Two-alarm fire destroys Palo Alto home
A fire destroyed a home in Palo Alto Saturday morning (April 16), displacing three people, Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said.
[Saturday, April 16, 2011]

Flexing at the pump
One big hurdle to the expansion of biofuels is getting that fuel into the gas tanks of drivers. Propel, a Redwood City company, has taken on that challenge, with plans to build hundreds of fueling stations that would be within a 10-minute drive of 75 to 80 percent of all California residents, CEO Matt Horton said.
[Friday, April 15, 2011]

Bay Area charging ahead in alternative-fuels race
The alternative-fuels industry might have been dismissed as alchemy in the 1960s, when oil was cheap and plentiful and a gallon of regular gasoline cost 31 cents. But with rising gas prices and concerns about Middle East instability, biofuel is poised to offer at least a partial solution to the energy problem, industry leaders said. ==B Photos by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.== ==B Related stories:== ■ [ Flexing at the pump]
[Friday, April 15, 2011]

Psychiatrists split on Gregory Elarms' competency
Two court–appointed psychiatrists have come to different conclusions regarding Gregory Elarms' competency to stand trial for the murder of East Palo Alto community activist David Lewis.
[Thursday, April 14, 2011]

Accused Greenmeadow embezzler pleads not guilty
Kimball Allen, the 29-year-old former administrative manager accused of embezzling more than $65,000 from the Greenmeadow Community Association, pleaded not guilty on Thursday (April 14) in Santa Clara County Superior Court. Allen faces up to three years in prison for one count of embezzlement of more than $60,000, a felony.
[Thursday, April 14, 2011]

Warrant issued for ex neighborhood manager
The man accused of stealing more than $65,000 from a Palo Alto neighborhood association will face felony embezzlement charges, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday (April 12). ==B Related stories:== ■ [ Manager steals $70K from neighborhood group]
[Wednesday, April 13, 2011]

Police arrest Lytton Plaza stabbing suspect
A man who allegedly punched a woman in the face and stabbed a Good Samaritan April 2 at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto has been arrested.
[Tuesday, April 12, 2011]