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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
Lawsuit, possible license suspension loom for Tesla over alleged autonomous-vehicle deceptions
Tesla has found itself on a collision course with state and federal agencies -- plus a customer who initiated a class-action lawsuit -- over allegations of misleading the public regarding its cars' self-driving capabilities.
[Sunday, September 18, 2022]

How abortion ruling could affect IVF and embryonic research
The end of federal abortion rights could inspire groups that seek to protect embryos to urge greater limits on in vitro fertilization and embryonic stem cell research, Stanford law professor Hank Greely said.
[Monday, July 4, 2022]

California reports first case of suspected monkeypox
The first suspected case of monkeypox in California, a viral infection that causes respiratory symptoms and scarring skin lesions, is under investigation in Sacramento County, state health officials said Tuesday.
[Wednesday, May 25, 2022]

Stanford resident physicians vote to join union
Doctors who are resident and fellow physicians at Stanford Health Care have voted to join a union by a wide margin, the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR-SEIU) said in a press statement last week.
[Wednesday, May 11, 2022]

Stanford nurses overwhelmingly ratify agreement with hospitals
Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals overwhelmingly voted to end a weeklong strike, their union. The strike was the first in 20 years by CRONA against the hospital system.
[Thursday, May 5, 2022]

Nurses at Stanford, Packard hospitals go on strike for first time in 2 decades
Thousands of nurses from Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals staged a raucous protest on the hospital campus on Monday during the opening salvo of their strike.
[Monday, April 25, 2022]

Stanford to cut striking nurses' pay, health care benefits
Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital administrators have announced they will cut off health insurance benefits to striking nurses and their families as well as pay.
[Monday, April 18, 2022]

Thousands of Stanford and Packard nurses vote to authorize strike
A whopping 93% of voting members of a nurses union on Thursday authorized their leaders to call a strike against Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals. The action does not impact Stanford-ValleyCare facilities.
[Sunday, April 10, 2022]

FDA authorizes second COVID-19 booster shot for people ages 50 and older
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people ages 50 and older and some immunocompromised people.
[Tuesday, March 29, 2022]

COVID-19: What it means to move from pandemic to endemic
Whether a population enters an endemic phase depends on the virus and its variants, the sustainability of mitigation measures such as vaccines and the attitudes of people toward the disease.
[Sunday, March 6, 2022]