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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
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]

'Triangle' development to revitalize eyesore
A hard-to-develop, triangular-shaped land anomaly on El Camino Real that has been a continual nuisance to city officials could soon be developed into a three-story, mixed-use retail and residential building.
[Monday, November 29, 2010]

Regional disaster-response plans take priority
Consider the human toll if a bioterrorism event was to occur in Palo Alto. Thousands would end up sick or dead, Eric A. Weiss, M.D., medical director for Stanford Medical Center's Office of Emergency Management, warns.
[Friday, November 26, 2010]

EPA sports field approved amid heated debate
Despite residents' concerns about traffic impacts, the East Palo Alto Planning Commission approved a $3 million playing field for East Palo Alto's youth Monday night -- a memorial sports complex to be named for slain police Officer Richard May.
[Tuesday, November 23, 2010]

Community rallies for Rich May sports complex
A large group of East Palo Alto residents is expected tonight (Nov. 22) to try to convince the city Planning Commission to vote for a new sports complex to be named for the late police officer Richard May.
[Monday, November 22, 2010]