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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
Fairmeadow neighborhood fire injures one
A fire at a home on Starr King Circle caused minor damage and a minor injury to one resident Tuesday morning (Aug. 2), Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said.
[Tuesday, August 2, 2011]

House OKs debt-ceiling bill; Eshoo votes 'aye'
After weeks of partisan bickering over raising the debt ceiling that threatened to plunge the country into default, a last-minute deal was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday (Aug. 1). Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) became one of 95 Democrats who voted in favor of the Budget Control Act of 2011 in a 50-50 split among House Democrats.
[Monday, August 1, 2011]

$23K in digital equipment stolen from Duveneck
Burglars stole an estimated $23,000 worth of computer and digital equipment from Duveneck Elementary School Monday (July 25), Palo Alto police said. ==B Related stories:== ■ [ Equipment stolen from classrooms at Paly, Gunn]
[Friday, July 29, 2011]

Palo Alto hit with surge of bicycle thefts
Bike thieves have been hitting Palo Alto neighborhoods in earnest, with 15 thefts reported in about the last 30 days, Palo Alto police Sgt. Sal Madrigal confirmed.
[Friday, July 29, 2011]

Fire at Arastradero Preserve being investigated
A grass fire that burned two acres at Pearson Arastradero Preserve Thursday afternoon (July 28) is being investigated by the Santa Clara County Arson Task Force, Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Chris Woodard confirmed on Friday.
[Friday, July 29, 2011]

Police: Outrage over homicides leads to tips
After decades of adhering to a "no-snitch" culture, East Palo Alto residents are coming forward with tips about recent murders as they never have before, East Palo Alto police are saying.
[Friday, July 29, 2011]

Briones House wall purchased for $30,000
The last remnant of the historic Briones House that proponents sought to preserve through nearly 14 years of litigation has been purchased by Palo Alto Stanford Heritage for $30,000, according to Clark Akatiff, a member of the Friends of the Juana Briones House.
[Wednesday, July 27, 2011]

Headache clinic to open at Stanford
A new clinic dedicated to arguably one of the most common human ailments -- the headache -- will open on July 28 at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, officials have announced.
[Friday, July 22, 2011]

Hit-and-run driver strikes cyclist
A male bicyclist was struck in a hit-and-run accident on Cowper Street on Tuesday (July 19) morning, Palo Alto police and fire officials said.
[Tuesday, July 19, 2011]

'Citizen seismologists' needed for Quake Catcher network
Thousands of Bay Area residents are needed to set up matchbox-sized earthquake monitors in their homes, offices and classrooms to help scientists better understand the nature of quakes, a Stanford University professor has announced.
[Saturday, July 16, 2011]