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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
Buena Vista man pleads guilty to trailer park murder
A man who in 2019 stabbed to death a resident of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto has pleaded no contest to multiple violent felonies, including second-degree murder, a Santa Clara County prosecutor said.
[Monday, December 4, 2023]

Rare Palo Alto beaver getting treatment in Wildlife Center
A beaver that is recolonizing the Matadero Creek in Palo Alto was taken to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley on Wednesday after being spotted immobile in a pile of leaves, officials said.
[Tuesday, December 5, 2023]

Work begins on new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing
The new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing will link the east and west sides of East Palo Alto, which the highway has split for decades.
[Thursday, November 16, 2023]

Sequoia Union district responds to criticism over swastika drawings at Woodside High
Responding to complaints over its handling of two swastikas that were drawn on the Woodside High School campus, Sequoia district officials pushed back on the criticism.
[Thursday, November 9, 2023]

Headlight out? New San Mateo County Sheriff's program gives drivers vouchers, not tickets
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office launched a new program on Tuesday that will give vouchers instead of citations to drivers pulled over for a broken taillight, burned-out headlight or non-functioning turn signal or brake light.
[Thursday, November 9, 2023]

Nazi swastikas or anime? Symbols found at Woodside High School prompt investigation
Two symbols that appeared to be swastikas were found on the Woodside High School campus on Wednesday, prompting an investigation that included the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, school Principal Karen Van Putten confirmed Friday.
[Saturday, November 4, 2023]

After heated debate, Sequoia district trustees to meet about honors courses on Nov. 15
The Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees debated heatedly over the timing of a discussion about contentious curricula changes for the next academic year after the topic failed to show up on the agenda for over a month.
[Monday, November 6, 2023]

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors agrees that sheriff's office needs some type of oversight
Following more than eight hours of public discussion, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors determined that the sheriff’s office needs some form of oversight, but the shape of it remains to be seen.
[Thursday, November 2, 2023]

Another inmate dies at San Mateo County's Maguire Correctional Facility
A 64-year-old man who was being held at the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City has died, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Friday, Oct. 20. The death is the third at the facility in a year.
[Friday, October 20, 2023]

Federal court's decision overturning California's assault weapons ban elicits 'disgust' from state, local officials
A U.S. District Court decision on Thursday overturning California’s assault weapons ban is igniting outrage among top state and local officials.
[Friday, October 20, 2023]