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Sue Dremann

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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
In Gunn High graduation ceremony, inclusion reigns
At a high school known for its high scholarship, students in the 2023 Henry M. Gunn's graduating class focused instead on the lessons they learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and on efforts to be a community that is more inclusive.
[Friday, June 2, 2023]

Palo Alto Unified sets forth plan for preventing violence
The Palo Alto Unified School District is expediting plans to address student violence and other harmful behaviors, Superintendent Don Austin said in a Superintendent's Update released on Friday, May 26.
[Wednesday, May 31, 2023]

Palo Alto Unified under investigation by federal civil rights office
Palo Alto Unified's decision to move two classrooms of students with moderate-to-severe disabilities to other school campuses has triggered an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
[Tuesday, May 30, 2023]

Police: Reported gunshot noises were likely fireworks
About 10 loud bangs that Palo Alto residents heard and reported to police on early Friday morning were likely fireworks, police Sgt. Dan Pojanamat said.
[Friday, May 26, 2023]

Dangerous crossing worse than ever, Palo Alto residents say
Screeching brakes and crumpling metal are still a continual occurrence at one dangerous Palo Alto intersection, despite nearby residents' complaints to the city. And the situation is only get worse, they say.
[Thursday, May 25, 2023]

District: Advanced math class will earn college, but not high school, credit
Responding to complaints swirling about an advanced math class, Palo Alto Unified School District issued a definitively worded letter on May 19 stating what it would and wouldn't offer with respect to multivariable calculus.
[Wednesday, May 24, 2023]

2 Palo Alto teachers and a disabled student injured during violent struggle
A serious incident in which two teachers and a student with disabilities were badly injured in early May has prompted Palo Alto Unified teachers to demand more help managing student behavior.
[Wednesday, May 24, 2023]

Secret no more: Santa Clara County supervisors order counsel to reveal tort settlements of $1M or more
In light of multi-million dollar settlements over the mistreatment of inmates, Santa Clara County Supervisors voted on May 16 to require the county counsel to publicly report when the county settles lawsuits for $1 million or more.
[Monday, May 22, 2023]

Burglars use sledgehammers to break into Midtown CVS
Two sledgehammer-wielding burglars smashed the front glass doors of the Midtown CVS Pharmacy in Palo Alto on Thursday morning, making off with $800 in cash, police said.
[Friday, May 19, 2023]

Stanford University panel examines what it means to be Asian in America
An expert panel on May 16 examined the challenges facing Asian Americans, gaps in medical research, the disparities that have worsened during the pandemic and how to remedy the problems.
[Friday, May 19, 2023]