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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
Trainer connected with Palo Alto dog's death charged in Massachusetts case
A woman who was under investigation for the disappearance and death of a Palo Alto family's beloved German shepherd in January has been arrested and charged in Massachusetts in connection with a dog-training scam.
[Tuesday, September 26, 2023]

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange
Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange on Tuesday night.
[Tuesday, September 26, 2023]

Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison
John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the 1970s on Stanford University land, has died in state prison, San Mateo County's district attorney confirmed.
[Tuesday, September 26, 2023]

'Report dead birds,' San Mateo County vector control says, as West Nile virus detected
A small number of wild birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Redwood City, Menlo Park and other parts of San Mateo County, prompting authorities to ask the public to report any dead birds they encounter.
[Tuesday, September 26, 2023]

Pedestrian struck, killed by California Highway Patrol officer with DUI suspect in vehicle on Highway 92
A California Highway Patrol officer struck and killed a man who was running across State Highway 92 on Wednesday night, Sept. 20, CHP Capt. Jason Cavett said during a press conference on Thursday.
[Thursday, September 21, 2023]

Crash south of San Antonio Road kills Redwood City resident
A Redwood City man died, and another person was injured in a hit-and-run crash that involved four cars on Sunday, Sept. 17, south of San Antonio Road, the California Highway Patrol said in a collision report on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
[Tuesday, September 19, 2023]

LGBTQ+ Afghans in dire need of asylum nations
There are an estimated 10,000 LGBTQ+ Afghans who need immediate evacuation. While nations like Germany and Canada, among others, are actively granting asylum to them, the network of nations doing so should be much bigger, activists.
[Wednesday, September 20, 2023]

How LGBTQ+ Afghans are escaping from the Taliban, with the help of Silicon Valley
Americans for Afghans, a humanitarian startup co-founded by Palo Alto human relations commissioner Michelle Kraus and San Francisco tech executive Joe Rodriguez, is helping rescue LGBTQ Afghans from the clutches of the Taliban.
[Wednesday, September 20, 2023]

Search ends in Wyoming for Palo Alto dentist
Retired 76-year-old Palo Alto dentist Steve Keller, who went missing 10 days ago in the Wyoming wilderness, has not been found and a search for him has ended.
[Wednesday, September 13, 2023]

Opioid antidote naloxone now available in drug stores
Naloxone, a nasal spray that can reverse the adverse effects of opioids, became available in drug stores last week. The drug is sold under the brand names Narcan and RiVive and can be purchased over the counter.
[Tuesday, September 12, 2023]