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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
'Idol' stars entertain kids at Ronald McDonald House
"American Idol" stars Casey Abrams, a jazz, blues and rock musician, and singer-songwriter Paul McDonald met with seriously ill children staying at Ronald McDonald House on July 13. ==B Photos by Heather Lee/Palo Alto Online.==
[Wednesday, July 13, 2011]

Accused Lytton Plaza stabber makes $100,000 bail
A 28-year-old East Palo Alto man accused of a stabbing at Lytton Plaza last April posted $100,000 bail on July 9, according to court records.
[Wednesday, July 13, 2011]

Ban on car dwelling heads to City Council
Palo Alto's status as the only city in the area to allow living in vehicles could end on July 25, when the City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance to make vehicle dwelling illegal.
[Monday, July 11, 2011]

Firefighters save Maddux Drive home from blaze
A smoky fire was quickly doused by Palo Alto firefighters Monday morning after a garage erupted in a blaze in the 3100 block of Maddux Drive.
[Monday, July 11, 2011]

Caltrain to mount cameras on front of trains
Video cameras mounted on the fronts of locomotives could be installed by Caltrain in August, pending a clarification of how the recordings would be saved or retained, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board voted on Thursday (July 7).
[Thursday, July 7, 2011]

Palo Alto's first public library
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie helped fund the first permanent library in Palo Alto, which was built in 1904 on Hamilton Avenue and Bryant Street, where City Hall now stands.
[Friday, July 8, 2011]

Anti-gang coalition targets Nortenos, Surenos
Federal, state, county and local law-enforcement agencies have joined East Palo Alto police to dismantle gangs blamed for a 3-month-old infant's killing, police announced Wednesday (July 6).
[Wednesday, July 6, 2011]

Mood disorders subject of Stanford event July 9
A day-long educational event on mood disorders and the latest advances will be held on July 9 at Stanford.
[Tuesday, July 5, 2011]

New crime-fighting project to hit EPA streets
East Palo Alto police are planning to fight crime with doctor's visits and a cops-and-residents fitness program in addition to batons and guns.
[Thursday, June 23, 2011]

Petition in the works to allow Palo Alto pot sales
A former adviser to late President Ronald Reagan has filed a notice with the City of Palo Alto to circulate a ballot-initiative petition for medical marijuana dispensaries.
[Wednesday, June 22, 2011]