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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
PPD: Hart Middle School bomb threat deemed non-credible
Hart Middle School was evacuated and searched on Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was called in but ultimately found to be not credible, according to a Pleasanton Police Department spokesman.
[Thursday, October 12, 2023]

Pleasanton school crossing guard hospitalized after being hit by SUV
A vehicle struck a crossing guard on Thursday morning as students made their way to Valley View Elementary School in Pleasanton, according to a district spokesperson. Pleasanton PD were on scene investigating the circumstances.
[Thursday, October 12, 2023]

PUSD board to review updates on mastery-based grading practices
The Pleasanton school board will be reviewing a presentation during Thursday's board meeting on updates regarding mastery-based grading and how cohorts of teachers are receiving training to move away from standard grading practices.
[Wednesday, October 11, 2023]

Amador Valley's Kiyoi wins 2023 Alameda County Teacher of the Year
Amador Valley High School's Kevin Kiyoi was named as one of the two Alameda County Teachers of the Year during the annual awards ceremony last week. The math and science teacher in Pleasanton told the Weekly that receiving the honor...
[Wednesday, October 11, 2023]

Pleasanton Unified officially moves into new headquarters on West Las Positas
Pleasanton Unified has mostly completed its transition to its new headquarters at West Las Positas Boulevard -- with the exception of a few departments -- and will be set to host the first school board meeting there on Nov. 9.
[Wednesday, October 18, 2023]

Details emerge about how intruder entered Fairlands campus; knives found at scene
New details have emerged from authorities about how a man found hiding inside a storage room at Fairlands Elementary School on Friday morning had hopped over a fence and entered the school through an open door the night before.
[Monday, October 9, 2023]

Sunol fallout continues: Board president files restraining order against former trustee
Sunol Glen School Board President Ryan Jergensen was recently granted a temporary restraining order against former school trustee Denise Kent Romo, the latest development in what has been a divisive time for the small town amid...
[Sunday, October 8, 2023]

Pleasanton Rotary ready for 30th annual Halloween Spirit Run
It's once again time for Pleasanton residents to get their running shoes and spooky costumes ready as the Rotary Club of Pleasanton gets set to host its 30th annual Halloween Spirit Run later this month.
[Thursday, October 12, 2023]

'Conversation Banners for Youth Engagement'
More than 250 Pleasanton students recently participated in a banner-making project curated by the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council in order to help the kids and teens regain a sense of community after the toll of the pandemic years.
[Saturday, October 14, 2023]

Pleasanton pushes out discussion on downtown parks renovation project
The Pleasanton City Council has decided to table last week's discussion surrounding proposed improvements to the Lions Wayside and Delucchi parks until a later council meeting this year so the PDA could have more time to provide input.
[Monday, October 9, 2023]