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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
Stanford Health official elaborates on expansion plans after office purchase in Pleasanton
Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare will be rebranding its name to Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley to reflect its expansion of services to the Tri-Valley following the purchase a five-building office complex in Pleasanton.
[Friday, July 22, 2022]

Pleasanton council to review Housing Element, receive more public feedback
The Pleasanton City Council is set to provide city staff feedback on the 2023-31 Housing Element update Tuesday before submitting the plan to the state for review. See that and more from a crowded council agenda...
[Tuesday, July 19, 2022]

Stanford Health affiliate buys office park in Hacienda for $58.4M; hospital name rebrand to follow soon
Stanford-ValleyCare has purchased a five-building office complex inside the Hacienda Lakes office center in Pleasanton for nearly $60 million, new space needed to help meet the growing demand for health services in the Tri-Valley.
[Sunday, July 17, 2022]

'Save Donlon Field' advocates grateful as PUSD plans to ask city to remove school property from Housing Element list
After months of community debate, PUSD Superintendent David Haglund has announced that he would ask the City Council to remove the Donlon Elementary School field from Pleasanton's Housing Element site inventory list.
[Sunday, July 17, 2022]

Pleasanton Unified finalizes terms of $23.48M office purchase to move district headquarters
The Pleasanton school board signed off on the final plan to purchase an office complex in the Hacienda Business Park to serve as the new district headquarters location Thursday night.
[Friday, July 15, 2022]

Pleasanton school board poised to confirm $23.48M purchase for new district office complex
The Pleasanton school board is set to vote on authorizing the purchase of an office building on West Las Positas Boulevard for just under $24 million to serve as the new district office Thursday night.
[Thursday, July 14, 2022]

Planning Commissioner Justin Brown running for PUSD Board of Trustees
Justin Brown, a planning commissioner for the city of Pleasanton, has announced that he will be running for a seat on the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees.
[Monday, July 18, 2022]

Pleasanton Councilmember Julie Testa announces re-election bid
Pleasanton City Councilmember Julie Testa confirmed on Tuesday that she would be running for re-election in November, this time vying to represent City Council District 3 upon the city's conversion to district-based elections.
[Wednesday, July 13, 2022]

Energy Committee Chair Joel Liu running for Pleasanton City Council District 3
Joel Liu, chair of the city's Committee on Energy and the Environment, announced on Sunday that he would be running for the Pleasanton City Council District 3 seat this November.
[Wednesday, July 13, 2022]

Outgoing Tri-Valley school superintendent named CEO of budding foundation
Kelly Bowers, the outgoing superintendent for the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, will take over as the new CEO and president of Three Valleys Community Foundation next month.
[Thursday, July 21, 2022]