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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
Hillsborough couple Bruce and Davina Isackson sentenced in college admissions scam
A couple who pleaded guilty to charges for securing their daughters' admission to college by paying to cheat on entrance exams and creating false athlete profiles in a national scandal was sentenced in Boston federal court.
[Wednesday, June 29, 2022]

Bay restoration project gets $1M grant for flood control
A project to protect and restore more than 500 acres of critical shore area habitats in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park received a $1 million grant from the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority.
[Tuesday, June 28, 2022]

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United States on Friday. The decision sends authority to regulate abortion back to the states.
[Friday, June 24, 2022]

First probable monkeypox case found in Santa Clara County
A suspected case of monkeypox virus is under investigation in Santa Clara County, the Public Health Department said in a statement on Thursday.
[Thursday, June 23, 2022]

Power restored at Stanford after dayslong outage last week
A power failure caused by damage to transmission equipment from the Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County caused Stanford University to cancel classes last week, according to the university.
[Wednesday, June 22, 2022]

Two youths arrested for homicide of 15-year-old in East Palo Alto
Two boys were arrested on Thursday for the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in East Palo Alto on June 13. A semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine was found at one of the homes.
[Monday, June 20, 2022]

Counties prepare for COVD-19 rollout for children ages 6 months to 5 years
COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5 years old could be available locally as soon as Tuesday, pending final approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[Friday, June 17, 2022]

Santa Clara County ready to give COVID vaccinations to children 5 and under
COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5 years old could be available as soon as Tuesday, pending final approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Santa Clara County Public Health leaders said on Friday.
[Friday, June 17, 2022]

Palo Alto PE teacher charged with sexually assaulting student in 2001
A Palo Alto Unified School District physical education teacher has been charged with sexual assault on a female student over 20 years ago, police said Wednesday afternoon.
[Thursday, June 16, 2022]

New regional trail to connect open spaces in San Mateo, Santa Clara counties
Work on a regional trail project that would link open spaces between San Mateo and Santa Clara counties will begin on July 13 and continue through the end of October thanks to $272,711 approved by Santa Clara County supervisors.
[Tuesday, June 14, 2022]