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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
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]

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.
[Thursday, February 23, 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]

Study: Promising drug could cut COVID hospitalizations in 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]

La Baguette settles federal lawsuit for $430K in fraudulent PPP claims
A Palo Alto bakery has settled a lawsuit with the federal government for making false claims to acquire $430,000 through a program designed to help struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Sunday, February 5, 2023]

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]