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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
Trainer connected with Palo Alto dog's death charged in Massachusetts case
A woman who was under investigation for the disappearance and death of a Palo Alto family's beloved German shepherd in January has been arrested and charged in Massachusetts in connection with a dog-training scam.
[Thursday, September 28, 2023]

Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison
John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the 1970s on Stanford University land, has died in state prison, San Mateo County District Attorney confirmed.
[Wednesday, September 27, 2023]

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange
Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange on Tuesday night.
[Tuesday, September 26, 2023]

Pedestrian struck, killed by California Highway Patrol officer with DUI suspect in vehicle on Highway 92
A California Highway Patrol officer struck and killed a man who was running across State Highway 92 on Wednesday night, Sept. 20, CHP Capt. Jason Cavett said during a press conference on Thursday.
[Friday, September 22, 2023]

How Palo Altan Michelle Kraus and a Silicon Valley network are rescuing LGBTQ+ Afghans
Americans for Afghans, a humanitarian startup co-founded by Palo Alto human relations commissioner Michelle Kraus and San Francisco tech executive Joe Rodriguez, is helping rescue LGBTQ Afghans from the clutches of the Taliban.
[Wednesday, September 20, 2023]

One dead in 4-car hit-and-run crash on Highway 101 near San Antonio Road
A Redwood City man died, and another person was injured in a hit-and-run crash that involved four cars on Sunday, Sept. 17, the California Highway Patrol said in a collision report released on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
[Tuesday, September 19, 2023]

Brush fire chars open space land near Page Mill Road
Firefighters battled a grass fire near Monte Bello Open Space Preserve in the Palo Alto foothills, according to an alert from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (Cal Fire).
[Wednesday, September 13, 2023]

Search ends in Wyoming for Palo Alto dentist
Retired 76-year-old Palo Alto dentist Steve Keller, who went missing 10 days ago in the Wyoming wilderness, has not been found and a search for him has ended.
[Wednesday, September 13, 2023]

Kaiser to pay $49 million after environmental, patient privacy violations
Kaiser, California's largest healthcare provider, has agreed to a $49 million settlement for illegally dumping hazardous waste, medical waste, and the protected health information of more than 7,000 patients at Kaiser facilities.
[Friday, September 8, 2023]

Sen. Josh Becker on the Peninsula’s fentanyl crisis: 'The urgency of this matter strikes me very deeply'
Last week, Senator Josh Becker hosted an online town hall to discuss the ongoing opioid situation. He said an over-the-counter antidote to fentanyl will be available in a couple of weeks.
[Wednesday, September 6, 2023]