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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
History on her front porch: Palo Alto woman honors Chinese railroad laborers with exhibit
Monica Yeung Arima became aware of gaps in her son's elementary school history curriculum when a reading selection talked about the transcontinental railroad -- but didn't include any mention the Chinese workers who built it.
[Friday, May 19, 2023]

Latest highway hazards for drivers? Tall, view-blocking weeds
Towering weeds and grasses are blocking the line of sight of motorists trying to use freeway on-ramps and off-ramps throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Caltrans says it's working to clear the weeds, but it's slow-going.
[Thursday, May 11, 2023]

Leading from the heart: Palo Alto hometown boy Jeff Liu on his rise and vision as East Palo Alto police chief
East Palo Alto's new police chief, Jeff Liu, attended Palo Alto elementary and middle schools and graduated from Palo Alto High in 1991. Now he's heading up a police force in a town he's grown to love.
[Friday, May 5, 2023]

Former janitor faces sexual assault charges at the Palo Alto VA hospital
A man who worked in janitorial services at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital has been indicted on charges of aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse and making false statements to a federal agent.
[Monday, May 1, 2023]

Local parks and hills put on a wildflower show after rainy winter
Dazzling displays of wildflowers are blanketing vast areas of California, often in places where aficionados say they haven't seen them before. Is it a superbloom? Well, not exactly. But it will be a very good year for flowers.
[Friday, April 28, 2023]

Serial killer gets back-to-back life sentences in 1970s murders
A serial killer who murdered a law librarian in the 1970s received a life sentence for her death, a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge decided on Thursday.
[Thursday, April 27, 2023]

Man detained by Palo Alto police after he allegedly hurled items at passersby on El Camino
Palo Alto police chased down and detained a man on Wednesday after he allegedly threw objects at passersby from his trash-covered bus on El Camino Real near Stanford University, police said.
[Thursday, April 27, 2023]

Jeff Liu named East Palo Alto police chief
Jeff Liu, East Palo Alto's interim police chief, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis, the city announced on Monday.
[Monday, April 24, 2023]

Teeth-clattering potholes get temporary fix after storms pitted already-damaged roads
On freeways, on-ramps, streets and overpasses, drivers have been dodging large potholes, deep fissures and mosaics of fractured asphalt caused by the recent atmospheric river winter storms.
[Saturday, April 22, 2023]

Woman arrested after police pursuit, crashing into patrol car
Palo Alto police arrested a woman suspected of felony shoplifting on Tuesday after she allegedly disregarded commands during a car stop and backed her vehicle into a patrol car and fled.
[Friday, April 21, 2023]