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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
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]

Bernal Community Park gets new sponsors; sports complex to be renamed for Stanford Medicine
The city of Pleasanton has announced a new Bernal Community Park multi-year sponsorship agreement that will change the name of the athletic grounds to Stanford Medicine Sports Complex.
[Monday, July 11, 2022]

Tri-Valley nonprofit Hively selects Hekl as permanent CEO
Pleasanton-based child and family support nonprofit Hively has announced that Mary Hekl will be the organization's permanent CEO after serving as interim for the past five months.
[Monday, July 11, 2022]

Pleasanton Unified receives full accreditation; committee removes probationary marks after noting improvements in new teacher support
The Pleasanton Unified School District was granted full accreditation last month after a year of being in a probationary period where it had to address and meet certain conditions set by the state for better support for new teachers.
[Friday, July 8, 2022]

Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown announces run for second term
Pleasanton's Mayor Karla Brown confirmed over the weekend that she would be running for re-election in November, becoming the first mayoral candidate to declare for the general election.
[Wednesday, July 6, 2022]

Bernal Community Park gets new sponsors; sports complex to be renamed for Stanford Medicine
The city of Pleasanton has announced a new Bernal Community Park multi-year sponsorship agreement that will change the name of the athletic grounds to Stanford Medicine Sports Complex.
[Tuesday, July 5, 2022]

Pleasanton Unified board votes to increase salary to principals, other admin
The Pleasanton school board unanimously approved salary increases, additional salary steps and health insurance options to management and classified staff during its last meeting of the fiscal year.
[Wednesday, July 13, 2022]

Pleasanton school board OKs Facilities Master Plan, provides input on bond language for November election
With the Pleasanton school board unanimously adopting the new Facilities Master Plan during its June 23 regular meeting, the next big step for the trustees is to order a school bond election this November -- and get the measure passed.
[Monday, July 4, 2022]

Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters' new labor agreement on verge of passing
After almost a year of negotiations, an updated labor contract between the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the local firefighters union is poised to be officially approved next month.
[Tuesday, June 28, 2022]