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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
InnVision seeks $125,000 to help homeless
InnVision, the San Jose-based nonprofit organization that provides housing, medical, food and clothing assistance to Palo Alto's homeless population, is asking for $125,000 in donations to meet its $500,000 goal by Jan. 15, 2011.
[Monday, December 27, 2010]

Gregory Elarms, alleged killer of David Lewis, could face death
Gregory Elarms, the longtime friend accused of murdering East Palo Alto community activist David Lewis, could face the death penalty, Steve Wagstaffe, incoming San Mateo County district attorney, said Tuesday. Elarms, 58, was arrested Sunday by San Mateo police for the June 9 shooting death of Lewis in the parking garage at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. ==B Related material:== ■ [ David Lewis allegedly killed by longtime friend] ■ [§ion_id=1 Video from press conference] ■ [ David Lewis: The impact of a singular man]
[Tuesday, December 21, 2010]

Palo Altan Alfred Pepper to receive French war decoration
Palo Alto resident Alfred Pepper has been a man of few words all of his life. The 96-year-old World War II veteran spoke little about his war experiences on two continents, according to his daughter, Jan Pepper.
[Friday, December 17, 2010]

Residents worry Palo Alto is 'celling out'
Channing Avenue resident Tru Love and her neighbors are waging a battle against the Catholic Church. It's not over same-sex marriage, abortion or any other obvious hot-button issue. The controversy involves a ubiquitous technology for which the church is not normally known: cell-phone towers. ==B Related story: == [ Are towers a health hazard?]
[Friday, December 17, 2010]

City leaders, residents celebrate 'Scott Meadow'
Palo Alto city leaders -- including Mayor Pat Burt and City Manager James Keene -- helped honor Midtown resident Charles Scott and his late wife, Jean, during a dedication ceremony Saturday at Greer Park. ==B Video by Vivian Wong and Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.== ==B Related stories:== ■ [ 'Scott Meadow' named for Greer Park activists]
[Monday, December 13, 2010]

Stanford, nurses reach tentative agreement
Stanford Hospital and its nurses' union have reached a tentative contract agreement after a more than 7-month stalemate that threatened to trigger a strike. A federal mediator was thanked by both parties for his "extraordinary efforts" in helping reach the agreement.
[Thursday, December 9, 2010]

'Scott Meadow' named for Greer Park activists
Charles Scott surveyed the new, green expanse of rolling, hilly lawn at Greer Park in Palo Alto Tuesday, seated at a picnic table he recently helped get the city to install in this corner of the 22-acre park.
[Friday, December 10, 2010]

Strong-arm robberies hit Palo Alto streets again
Robbers snatched valuables from two people in Palo Alto Saturday and Monday evenings, adding to a string of incidents on city streets in which pedestrians have been accosted for their wallets or merchandise in recent months.
[Tuesday, December 7, 2010]

Swindler preys on woman with past debt
A woman who had previously had debts was threatened with an embarrassing arrest at her place of work by a fraudulent bill collector and was swindled out of $898, according to Palo Alto police.
[Monday, December 6, 2010]

Driver pinballs through downtown Palo Alto
A man with a history of diabetes -- and convictions for driving under the influence -- rammed into several cars and narrowly missed striking pedestrians and bicyclists in downtown Palo Alto Sunday, prompting a flood of 911 calls to police.
[Monday, December 6, 2010]