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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
Health officials are advising the public to get vaccinations as respiratory illnesses spread
As the holiday season gets into full swing, public health officials are advising the public to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations for COVID-19, flu and RSV and to stay home if unwell, among other recommendations.
[Friday, December 1, 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's district attorney confirmed.
[Sunday, October 1, 2023]

Kaiser to pay $49 million after environmental, patient privacy violations
Kaiser has agreed to a $49 million settlement with the State Attorney General's Office and six district attorneys, including in Alameda County, for illegally dumping hazardous medical waste.
[Sunday, September 10, 2023]

New vaccines will be available this fall to protect against RSV
One of the biggest culprits of serious viral illness in seniors will soon be rivaled by a powerful new vaccine, according to infectious disease authorities.
[Monday, August 21, 2023]

After major insurers drop homeowners from coverage, state and local officials work on alternatives
With insurance companies ending coverage of thousands of local homes, state and local officials are working on alternatives to keep residences safe and insured.
[Monday, July 24, 2023]

Stanford University graduate workers succeed in unionizing
Graduate-student workers at Stanford University have unionized, the result of an April vote that saw 94% of ballots cast in favoring the move, the Stanford Graduate Workers Union (SGWU-UE) announced.
[Monday, July 10, 2023]

Former janitor faces sexual assault charges at 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]

Study: Promising drug could cut COVID hospitalizations by 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.
[Sunday, February 12, 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.
[Sunday, February 12, 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.
[Thursday, January 12, 2023]