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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
Pleasanton pulls plug on Parkside recycled water station after neighbors complain
Dozens of Parkside residents packed inside the City Council chamber on Tuesday celebrated as council members voted against constructing a recycled water fill station in their neighborhood.
[Friday, August 19, 2022]

Back to school
Yet with many students thinking the most important difference this school year is the new California laws mandating later start times, that is far from the only significant change for the Pleasanton Unified School District...
[Thursday, August 18, 2022]

Pleasanton school board reviews $14M+ in new state funding for learning recovery, music, arts
The Pleasanton Unified School District will be receiving $14.35 million in new combined funding coming in from the recently enacted state budget, which district staff will not have to account for in its adopted budget.
[Wednesday, August 17, 2022]

Pleasanton council to reconsider plan to build recycled water fill station in Parkside neighborhood
The Pleasanton City Council will be reviewing an agreement for a recycled water fill station at Parkside Drive, the Century House rebuild master plan and Stoneridge Mall redevelopment framework plan at a busy meeting Tuesday night.
[Monday, August 15, 2022]

Ex-PUSD trustee Jamie Yee bidding for Pleasanton City Council District 3
Former Pleasanton school board trustee Jamie Yee has announced that she will be running for the City Council District 3 seat on the ballot this November.
[Thursday, August 11, 2022]

Pleasanton school board to review budget update that includes $14M+ in new state funding
The Pleasanton school board will be receiving an update on its 2022-23 budget this Thursday, which includes $14.35 million in new combined funding coming in from the recently enacted state budget.
[Wednesday, August 10, 2022]

Amador alum named Assembly District 3 Woman of the Year
Pleasanton native and Amador Valley High School alumnae Anastacia Snyder was honored last month as this year's Assembly District 3 Woman of the Year for her work and community service in Butte County.
[Wednesday, August 10, 2022]

Seniors Series: Spotting elder abuse, and how to better protect seniors
In the public awareness video, DA O'Malley spoke with the head of the Elder Adult Protection Unit about what elder abuse is, ways to spot different forms of abuse and what families can do to protect their older relatives.
[Thursday, August 18, 2022]

Roof replacement work set to begin at Pleasanton Library
Construction to replace the Pleasanton Public Library's roof is set to begin on Monday, according to a city news release. The project, which was meant to address water leaking, is predicted to finish in late fall.
[Sunday, August 7, 2022]

School board OKs raises for Haglund, cabinet; Diolazo elevated to deputy superintendent
The Pleasanton school board recently extended the contract terms, including salary increases, for Superintendent David Haglund and assistant superintendents Ed Diolazo, Julio Hernandez and Ahmad Sheikholeslami.
[Wednesday, August 10, 2022]