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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
Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting
A man who allegedly fired multiple gunshots during a drive-by shooting at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday evening has been arrested, police said. He was a former employee of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, which was damaged by gunfire.
[Tuesday, November 22, 2022]

Gunfire reported at Stanford Shopping Center, rounds hit restaurant and empty car
Palo Alto police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting on Monday, in which a person fired at least two rounds from a car, striking a window at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and an unoccupied vehicle. No one was injured.
[Tuesday, November 22, 2022]

Jonsen declares victory in sheriff's race, but Jensen doesn't concede
Former Palo Alto police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen declared victory in a tight race with Kevin Jensen for Santa Clara County sheriff on Friday evening, but Jensen said he isn't conceding yet.
[Friday, November 18, 2022]

Incumbent Gary Kremen concedes defeat in Valley Water race
As Santa Clara County's vote counts for the Nov. 8 midterm election continue to trickle in, one contest finally has a winner: the District 7 seat of the Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors.
[Thursday, November 17, 2022]

'Bird flu' has been found in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties' wildlife
A virus that's nearly 100% fatal to birds has been sweeping through the Bay Area and is reaching record-breaking levels across the U.S. It has been confirmed in wild bird populations in Palo Alto.
[Wednesday, November 16, 2022]

Bay Area air district to join COP27 climate summit
Representatives of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP27, and will conduct a series of Twitter Live events throughout the event.
[Sunday, November 13, 2022]

Newcomer Eisenberg is surpassing incumbent Kremen for Valley Water seat
The race for Santa Clara Valley Water District's District 7 seat is looking like a potential upset as newcomer Rebecca Eisenberg takes the lead against incumbent Gary Kremen in Tuesday's general election.
[Tuesday, November 8, 2022]

Jensen will hang on as Jonsen continues to squeak ahead in Santa Clara County sheriff's race
Former Palo Alto police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen continues his lead over Kevin Jensen in the hotly contested race for Santa Clara County sheriff, according to the latest election results.
[Tuesday, November 8, 2022]

The beaver is back: Pair of the semiaquatic rodents spotted in Palo Alto
More than 160 years ago, the sight and sound of beavers in local creeks was likely common. They were later exterminated by hunting, but in April, the first beaver was spotted at Matadero Creek.
[Sunday, November 6, 2022]

Investigative report finds Valley Water director bullied staff
A summary investigative report into the alleged misconduct of Santa Clara Valley Water District Director Gary Kremen absolved him of sexual harassment but did find evidence of bullying.
[Friday, November 4, 2022]