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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
PUSD staff update board on successful 2022 summer programs
Pleasanton Unified School District saw a huge success in this year's summer programs including a 94% pass rate for high school students, staff said during a report to the school board last month.
[Monday, October 3, 2022]

PUSD board discusses new policy on sexual harassment at schools
The Pleasanton school board recently received an update about how the district has been implementing its new sexual harassment procedures by increasing communication and changing the overall culture of accountability on campuses.
[Monday, October 3, 2022]

Pleasanton council halts universal design ordinance for more research
The Pleasanton City Council voted last week to send a proposed ordinance, which includes additional accessibility design standards for certain types of new residential developments, back to city staff for further review and discussion.
[Thursday, September 29, 2022]

Pleasanton police update council on school officers, stop data, low staffing
Members from the Pleasanton Police Department updated the City Council with its biannual report last week on topics including school police officers, "stop data" collection and the challenge of hiring new personnel.
[Monday, September 26, 2022]

Right time for another Pleasanton school bond?
Pleasanton residents will be voting on a school bond measure in November for the third time in the last seven years. But the question remains: Are the facility improvements worth the associated property tax increase?
[Thursday, September 29, 2022]

Planning Commission to hold community workshop on Stoneridge Mall framework process
The Pleasanton Planning Commission is set to hold a Stoneridge Mall framework workshop on Monday at 6 p.m. to review and accept public input on developing housing at the shopping center.
[Sunday, September 25, 2022]

Board to review update on PUSD's new sexual harassment policies
The Pleasanton school board is set to receive an update on the district's new sexual harassment procedures and implementation during its regular meeting on Thursday.
[Wednesday, September 21, 2022]

Master gardeners set to break ground on early stages of community farm in Pleasanton
One project slated to break ground in fall is aiming to help Pleasanton residents grow their own food in a sustainable, water-conserving manner -- a community garden and farm at the Bernal Community Park.
[Wednesday, September 21, 2022]

Seven Tri-Valley schools, including Hart MS in Pleasanton, named National Blue Ribbon Schools
A total of seven schools in the Tri-Valley were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, including Hart Middle School in Pleasanton.
[Tuesday, September 20, 2022]

Pleasanton council OKs location for new cricket field at Ken Mercer Sports Park
Cricket players in Pleasanton will soon be able to compete and practice on a new field set to be constructed at Ken Mercer Sports Park following the City Council's decision on the location last week.
[Friday, September 16, 2022]