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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
Rare Palo Alto beaver getting treatment in Wildlife Center
A beaver that is recolonizing the Matadero Creek in Palo Alto was taken to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley on Wednesday after being spotted immobile in a pile of leaves, officials said.
[Friday, December 1, 2023]

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]

Palo Alto school board leaves math-acceleration decision to staff
The Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education declined to decide on a flexible student mathematics-acceleration program for its middle schools on Tuesday night, Nov. 14, instead leaving the decision to school administrators.
[Thursday, November 16, 2023]

Holiday Fund: The little studio that could
East Palo Alto's first and only school of dance combines music and dance in a way that not only exposes children and families to Western culture's "high art," but also melds more traditional ethnic and cultural traditions.
[Friday, November 17, 2023]

Work begins on new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing
The new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing will link the east and west sides of East Palo Alto, which the highway has split for decades.
[Wednesday, November 15, 2023]

Nazi swastikas or anime? Symbols found at Woodside High School prompt investigation
Two symbols that appeared to be swastikas were found on the Woodside High School campus on Wednesday, Nov. 1, prompting an investigation with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
[Monday, November 6, 2023]

Federal court's decision overturning California's assault weapons ban elicits 'disgust' from officials
A U.S. District Court decision on Thursday, Oct. 19, overturning California’s assault weapons ban is igniting outrage among top state and local officials.
[Sunday, October 22, 2023]

Redwood City approves 10-year extension of Stanford development agreement
The Stanford in Redwood City project, which will take roughly 30 years to complete, involves a phased redevelopment of its Mid-Point Technology campus.
[Wednesday, October 18, 2023]

The sea is rising — and the clock is ticking
The Bay Area will need to mount a concerted effort to combat devastating sea-level rise in the coming decades. How and whether cities and counties will be able to get the funding is the $110 billion question.
[Friday, October 20, 2023]

Native American graves found at Elco Yards development in Redwood City
Redwood City's Elco Yards development is the site of an ancient Native American burial ground. Skeletal remains, some thousands of years old, were uncovered while excavating for an underground parking structure recently.
[Monday, October 9, 2023]