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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, leadership teams set to participate in interest-based bargaining training
Pleasanton Unified School District's Board of Trustees, superintendent, executive cabinet, California School Employees Association and district staff are all scheduled to undergo interest-based bargaining training on Wednesday morning.
[Tuesday, January 10, 2023]

Sunol Glen School welcomes students back from stormy winter break
After a week's worth of cleanup and damage control from the recent atmospheric river storms, Sunol Glen School opened its doors for the first day back from winter break with little to no restrictions..
[Monday, January 9, 2023]

A toy drive for Neev
After Rayaan Kolte's brother Neev died from rare cancer in November 2021 he decided to honor his memory by putting together a drive that brought in more than 200 toys, which he donated to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
[Friday, January 13, 2023]

Cleanup continues around Tri-Valley after most recent storm
Wednesday's atmospheric river storm shook several Tri-Valley cities with strong gusts of wind that knocked down trees and transformers causing several power outages. Cleanup continued around the region on Thursday...
[Thursday, January 5, 2023]

After daytime lull allows for prep, storm arrives Wednesday evening
While most people woke up expecting strong rain to come from the second atmospheric river storm, the significant rainfall and strong winds didn't arrive until Wednesday evening and was set to continue into Thursday morning.
[Wednesday, January 4, 2023]

Tri-Valley communities prep for second major storm
The National Weather Service issued flood and high wind warnings in preparation for a second strong storm and atmospheric river that could be as bad -- if not worse -- than the one that rocked cities in the Tri-Valley on Saturday.
[Tuesday, January 3, 2023]

Facing RHNA: Tri-Valley local officials discuss next housing elements
Cities in the Tri-Valley are gearing up to submit their housing plans, but how much control do cities have over building these new units, where will funding for affordable housing come from and just how feasible is to build them?...
[Monday, January 2, 2023]

City staff, residents celebrate new pickleball courts in Pleasanton
Over the last few years, pickleball has grown in popularity -- not just in the Tri-Valley, but across the country. Now, after months of construction, pickleball fans in Pleasanton have courts to play on in Muirwood Community Park.
[Monday, December 26, 2022]

Pleasanton: Leaders praise Narum upon departure, welcome Nibert to City Council
Pleasanton leaders and residents delivered heartfelt goodbyes to now-former Councilmember Kathy Narum during the city's transition meeting last week that also saw newly elected District 1 Councilmember Jeff Nibert join the dais.
[Monday, December 26, 2022]

Pleasanton council narrows down Housing Element site list with few modifications
After almost four hours of discussion, the Pleasanton City Council voted to make several modifications to its 2023-31 Housing Element site list at last week's council meeting.
[Tuesday, December 27, 2022]