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Sue Dremann

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly /

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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
Police cite Palo Alto High student for allegedly bringing weapon to school
A high school student who allegedly brought a gun to school has been cited by Palo Alto police, the department announced Monday.
[Tuesday, March 28, 2023]

Last week's storm set a record; this week's will be similar
The storm that arrived to the Bay Area on Monday and will stay through Wednesday will have many of the features of the March 21 record-breaking "bomb cyclone," with heavy rain, high winds, snow in the mountains and thunderstorms.
[Monday, March 27, 2023]

After mighty oak comes crashing down, resident calls on Palo Alto to change heritage tree ordinance
Anneke Dempsey was concerned about the giant oak in her backyard for years. Its massive limbs could potentially cause the tree to fall onto her or her neighbor's home. On March 14, her fear was realized.
[Friday, March 24, 2023]

Five new shops open at Town & Country Village
Four new sustainability-focused, fair-trade apparel and homegoods stores and a hand-crafted ice cream shop are the newest additions to Town & Country Village, the retail center announced Wednesday.
[Thursday, March 23, 2023]

City: Pagemill Pastures' use of hydrant water was 'inadvertent' and occurred just once
After a lengthy investigation into whether a Palo Alto equestrian center had been illegally taking water for years out of a city fire hydrant, Palo Alto Utilities has concluded that it occurred only once.
[Wednesday, March 1, 2023]

Tesla to open global engineering HQ in Palo Alto
Marking a thawing of his sometimes fractious relationship with the Golden State, Elon Musk announced Wednesday that Tesla Motors is going to base its global engineering and AI headquarters in Palo Alto at the former HP campus.
[Wednesday, February 22, 2023]

Retail theft ring smashed after statewide attacks on Apple stores
A criminal complaint indicates that thefts from the downtown Palo Alto Apple store that occurred last summer were part of a series of brazen thefts at Apple stores throughout the state.
[Wednesday, February 15, 2023]

Disappeared without a trace: Alice Ku never returned from her 2019 trip to Taiwan. Was she murdered?
Taiwan authorities want to arrest the husband of Mountain View woman Alice Ku for her alleged killing. Her body has not been found.
[Friday, February 10, 2023]

Study: Promising drug could cut COVID hospitalizations by half
A new drug requiring only a single injection could be a game changer in keeping people with COVID-19 infections out of the hospital, research by Stanford Medicine has found.
[Thursday, February 9, 2023]

Stanford Medicine finds racial disparities in child abuse reporting
Black children who are injured because of suspected child abuse are reported to Child Protective Services more frequently than white children and those of other races, a new Stanford School of Medicine study has found.
[Tuesday, February 7, 2023]