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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
City Council to decide on new cricket field location in Pleasanton
The Pleasanton City Council is set to determine the final location for a new cricket field at the Ken Mercer Sports Park. Revisiting PFAS well treatment project due to costs and discussing solar and battery energy systems also on tap.
[Monday, September 5, 2022]

A new voice leading the city of Pleasanton
After three-plus months into his tenure, Pleasanton's new City Manager Gerry Beaudin provides updates on several high-profile city projects and initiatives that he and his team have been rigorously working on over the summer.
[Friday, September 9, 2022]

How new city regulations have impacted parklets, outdoor dining in Pleasanton
Pleasanton city staff recently reviewed applications from downtown restaurateurs and found that some locations would not be able to accommodate these parklets, which led to the city revising its guidelines on outdoor dining.
[Tuesday, September 6, 2022]

PUSD Area 2 candidate Lutz bows out of race
Local resident Christine Lutz, one of the three candidates to qualify for the election ballot for Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees Area 2, confirmed to the Weekly that she will be withdrawing from the race.
[Wednesday, August 31, 2022]

New application filed for mixed-use project on Harrison Street that was previously denied by city
A revised application to construct a five-story, mixed-use building in downtown Pleasanton with no onsite parking was sent again to city staff for approval -- and in light of state housing laws, locals are likely unable to push back.
[Wednesday, August 31, 2022]

School district moves forward with second phase of tenant improvements for newly acquired Arroyo Center headquarters
The Pleasanton Unified School District has the keys to the newly acquired district headquarters site in the Hacienda Business Park and has begun the second phase of looking at the scope of work for future tenant improvements.
[Tuesday, August 30, 2022]

Complaints of small flies in Pleasanton push city leaders to find source of problem
Swarms of small flies that are invading downtown Pleasanton in higher numbers than usually expected have prompted city leaders to work with the county in finding out if there are any additional contributing factors to the increase.
[Monday, August 29, 2022]

Longtime resident, former daycare owner Urvi Shah running for PUSD Board of Trustees
Urvi Shah, a longtime Pleasanton resident and mother of two, is competing for the open Area 2 seat on the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees this November.
[Tuesday, August 30, 2022]

City leaders, student advocates present update on effectiveness of Pleasanton's tobacco retail ordinance
On the second anniversary of the passage of Pleasanton's tobacco retailer ordinance, city leaders and youth advocates gathered at Foothill High to provide updates on the effects the regulations have had on the city.
[Sunday, August 28, 2022]

PUSD trustees to weigh architectural contract for new district headquarters property
The Pleasanton school board is set to consider approving a second phase agreement for the purchase of an office complex in the Hacienda Business Park to serve as the new district headquarters during its upcoming meeting Thursday.
[Thursday, August 25, 2022]