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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
Second Fisher House approved for Palo Alto VA
A second Fisher House to provide on-campus housing for veterans and their families while receiving treatment at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System has been approved by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
[Thursday, August 25, 2011]

Palo Alto paramedics deliver baby on University
Palo Alto firefighters and paramedics rushed to University Avenue Monday evening to help a patient who was impatient to get her first glimpse of the world.
[Wednesday, August 24, 2011]

Thieves break into Palo Verde school, steal keys
Thieves broke into Palo Verde Elementary School and stole several classroom keys and possibly two computers Sunday (Aug. 21), Palo Alto police said.
[Wednesday, August 24, 2011]

Pilot error blamed for June 8 plane crash
A June 8 plane crash at the Palo Alto Municipal Airport was due to pilot error, National Transportation Safety Board investigators found.
[Wednesday, August 24, 2011]

Possible epilepsy trigger point identified
A brain-circuit defect that triggers the most common form of childhood epilepsy has been identified by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.
[Tuesday, August 23, 2011]

Burglar nabbed after resident gives chase
A Palo Alto resident helped nab an early morning burglar after he caught him stealing from an apartment-complex storage area Saturday, according to Palo Alto police.
[Tuesday, August 23, 2011]

Palo Alto has ample vacant parking spaces
Hundreds of permit-parking spaces in downtown Palo Alto are unused, according to the recently completed parking analysis by the city, which studied 12 surface lots and five city parking garages: Alma and High North, Alma and High South, Bryant Street, Cowper and Webster and City Hall. ==B Related material:== ■ [ Downtown parking map] ■ [ Chart detailing use of downtown garages and lots] ■ [ Maps showing downtown parking usage, surveyed by time of day]
[Friday, August 19, 2011]

Amtrak likely to lose Caltrain contract
A new operator to run Caltrain has been selected by rail officials, potentially ousting Amtrak after a 20-year relationship, Caltrain management announced.
[Friday, August 19, 2011]

District Attorney warns about foreclosure fraud
The Santa Clara County District Attorney on Thursday (Aug. 18) warned homeowners facing foreclosure to beware of scammers promising to change mortgage terms.
[Friday, August 19, 2011]

Teen arrested in Oregon Avenue burglary
Police have nabbed a suspected teenage burglar after a foot chase on Garland Drive and Louis Road in Palo Alto Thursday afternoon (Aug. 18).
[Thursday, August 18, 2011]