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Christian Trujano

Staff reporter, Pleasanton Weekly

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About Christian
Christian Trujano is a staff reporter for Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, the Pleasanton Weekly. He returned to the company in May 2022 after having interned for the Palo Alto Weekly in 2019.

Christian primarily covers the Pleasanton city, school board, Zone 7 water and general news beats while also helping cover the greater Tri-Valley region. Since May, Christian has reported on the 2022 primary elections; middle schoolers protesting gun violence; city council plans on funding city projects; and the fire on the Pleasanton Ridge.

A San Jose native who studied at San Jose State and De Anza College, Christian began writing for school newspapers in 2017. While he has enjoyed writing about city and school meetings since then, Christian also enjoys watching Bay Area sports, making music for fun and taking care of his two new kittens.
Stories by Christian
School board OKs raises for Haglund, cabinet; Diolazo elevated to deputy superintendent
The Pleasanton school board recently extended the contract terms, including salary increases, for Superintendent David Haglund and assistant superintendents Ed Diolazo, Julio Hernandez and Ahmad Sheikholeslami.
[Wednesday, August 10, 2022]

State staffer Dean Wallace announces candidacy for Pleasanton City Council District 1
The race for Pleasanton City Council District 1 is officially underway as longtime Tri-Valley resident and state political staffer Dean Wallace has become the second person to announce their candidacy for the Nov. 8 general election.
[Friday, August 5, 2022]

Pleasanton resident, Concord principal Fey picked to lead Amador Valley High School
The Pleasanton school board recently announced that Jonathan Fey, a local resident who has worked in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, will be the new principal for Amador Valley High School.
[Wednesday, August 3, 2022]

Parkside residents push back on plan to build recycled water fill station in neighborhood
On July 19, some Parkside residents voiced their concerns to the Pleasanton City Council about a proposed recycled water fill station in their neighborhood that the council will reconsider later this month -- for a fifth time.
[Tuesday, August 2, 2022]

Pleasanton residents set to decide $395M school bond measure on November ballot
The Pleasanton school board is placing a $395 million general obligation bond measure on the Nov. 8 general election ballot following a unanimous vote last week. The bond will help fund the first tier phase of the Facility Master Plan.
[Monday, August 1, 2022]

Zone 7 selects Palmer as new board president
Zone 7 Water Agency Director Sarah Palmer was chosen as the new president of the agency's Board of Directors during an annual reorganization meeting late last month.
[Sunday, August 7, 2022]

Pleasanton school board to vote on advancing $395M bond to November election
The Pleasanton school board is set to consider approving a resolution on Thursday that would order a school bond measure election this November for a newly reduced total of $395 million.
[Thursday, July 28, 2022]

Planning Commissioner Jeffrey Nibert running for Pleasanton City Council District 1
Pleasanton Planning Commissioner Jeffrey Nibert announced this week that he will be running for the City Council District 1 seat in the November general election. He is the first candidate to come forward to date...
[Thursday, July 28, 2022]

Council approves plans to continue Costco development project in Pleasanton
The Pleasanton City Council approved the revised traffic mitigation plans and proceedings to carry out the construction of a Costco in Pleasanton during its July 19 council meeting.
[Wednesday, July 27, 2022]

Residents speak up to council against rezoning Pleasanton school district office site for affordable housing
Several residents voiced their concerns regarding the 2023-31 Housing Element site list including the Pleasanton Unified School District headquarters property for potential affordable housing during last week's City Council meeting.
[Tuesday, July 26, 2022]