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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
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]

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]

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]

RSV infections dominating children's current illnesses
A trifecta of fall and winter illnesses are striking children, with one, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), surging throughout the Bay Area, the state and the country.
[Sunday, November 13, 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]

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 have overwhelmingly voted to end a weeklong strike, their union, the Committee for the Recognition of Nursing Achievement said on Monday.
[Monday, May 2, 2022]