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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
Atherton resident, an equestrian trainer, arrested for alleged sexual crimes against his students
An equestrian coach who worked with youth in Portola Valley and other locations throughout San Mateo County has been arrested for allegedly attempting to seduce a minor and other related charges.
[Tuesday, January 17, 2023]

Defamation lawsuit against Palo Alto Weekly dismissed by Court of Appeal
A defamation suit against the Palo Alto Weekly and parent company Embarcadero Media by an unsuccessful 2018 candidate for the Palo Alto Board of Education was rejected by the California Court of Appeal.
[Monday, January 16, 2023]

Missing-dog mystery sparks police investigation
Carolina Bruchilari thought her beloved German shepherd, Scott, would only be gone for two weeks when she entrusted him to a trainer in mid-December. Now Bruchilari says Scott's been dognapped -- and she wants him back.
[Sunday, January 15, 2023]

Serial killer John Getreu pleads guilty to 1973 murder of Leslie Perlov
A man convicted of a string of sexually motivated murders of young women pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the 1973 murder of Leslie Marie Perlov, a 21-year-old law librarian, on Stanford University land.
[Tuesday, January 10, 2023]

Man arrested in homicide of missing East Palo Alto woman
A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the homicide of Breanna Labat, an East Palo Alto resident, police said Friday.
[Friday, December 30, 2022]

Born from potential development threats, local environmental advocacy now faces climate challenges
Four organizations that have hit milestones last year take on a new threat: climate change, working to evolve along with the threats that could damage the environments they worked so hard to save.
[Sunday, January 8, 2023]

A water leak damaged her business. Now a local tailor hopes people will return.
Savannah Tailoring has had a rough few months, but its proprietor awaits a more prosperous new year.
[Wednesday, December 28, 2022]

Court orders FTX founder Samuel Bankman-Fried to be confined to parents' Stanford home
Samuel Bankman-Fried, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, will stay in his parents' Stanford home as a condition of his bail arrangement.
[Friday, December 23, 2022]

Rise in breakdowns, little oversight: Why local elevator rescues have reached a new high
What goes up doesn't always come down. That's the issue with some elevators in Peninsula communities, data shows.
[Wednesday, December 14, 2022]

East Palo Alto breaks ground on University Avenue pedestrian overcrossing
A long-awaited pedestrian-bicycle overcrossing that's expected to make for safe passage over U.S. Highway 101 at University Avenue in East Palo Alto broke ground on Friday.
[Monday, December 12, 2022]