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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 residents cry foul over book bins
New book-donation bins that have popped up around Palo Alto and surrounding cities purporting to be for charity are really making money for a for-profit company, the nonprofit Friends of the Palo Alto Library claimed this week.
[Friday, June 17, 2011]

Girl robbed at gunpoint, pushed from car
A teenager who apparently was hanging out with the wrong crowd was robbed of her cell phone at gunpoint and pushed from a car on June 9, Palo Alto police said.
[Thursday, June 16, 2011]

Hallucinogenic-mushroom sale goes awry
A Palo Alto teen's attempt to purchase hallucinogenic mushrooms ended in a robbery and his being punched by three other youths on June 8, a Palo Alto police spokesman said on Thursday (June 16).
[Friday, June 17, 2011]

Revamped creek-bridge planned for Highway 101
A proposed replacement bridge over San Francisquito Creek and U.S. Highway 101 between University Avenue and Embarcadero Road will be discussed at a community meeting on Wednesday (June 15).
[Monday, June 13, 2011]

Police events to raise money for Special Olympics
Trading in their handcuffs and badges for serving trays and breadbaskets, Palo Alto police will raise awareness and funds for local Special Olympics athletes on June 15, and will take part in a special law-enforcement torch run on June 16.
[Monday, June 13, 2011]

Thieves hit Duveneck Elementary School
Thieves who entered through an open window at Duveneck Elementary School took computers, digital cameras and thumb drives worth approximately $6,200, a Palo Alto police spokesman said.
[Saturday, June 11, 2011]

New voter districts drawn by citizens' group
The first draft of new voting-district maps that will change legislative boundaries were released by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission on Friday, June 10.
[Friday, June 10, 2011]

One in Palo Alto VA credit-card fraud ring pleads guilty
An Oakland woman who was part of a credit-card theft ring that preyed on Palo Alto Veterans Hospital workers, Stanford Hospital and Palo Alto Medical Foundation employees pleaded guilty to three felony counts on Wednesday, June 8, in U.S. District Court in San Jose.
[Friday, June 10, 2011]

Doctor linked to student's suicide denied conviction reduction
A Colorado physician who was convicted of illegally supplying prescription drugs that led to a depressed Stanford University student's suicide will not receive a reduced conviction, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Lisa Novak has ruled.
[Friday, June 10, 2011]

Caltrain fatality near San Mateo slows trains
Giants fans attending tonight's game (June 9) should not take Caltrain due to a fatality near San Mateo, rail officials said. There will be significant delays.
[Thursday, June 9, 2011]