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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 council presses pause on water rate increase vote
The Pleasanton City Council voted to delay the decision of increasing the city's water rates after dozens of residents packed the meeting room on Tuesday to ask the council to slow down so that staff can conduct more analysis...
[Wednesday, September 20, 2023]

Fallout in Sunol over board's decision to ban school from flying LGBTQ pride flag
Members of the Sunol Glen School community are calling out the current school board majority saying their decision to approve a resolution that limits which flags are flown at the school is wrong and was approved undemocratically.
[Wednesday, September 20, 2023]

County Agency on Aging seeking input from older adults
The Alameda County Area Agency on Aging is continuing to ask older adults to respond to its 2024-28 Countywide Area Plan for Older Adults survey so that the agency can determine their needs and identify issues that matter to them...
[Thursday, September 21, 2023]

Proposed terms of new Pleasanton police contract revealed ahead of council meeting
The City Council is set to review the tentative agreement between the city and the Pleasanton Police Officers Association on Tuesday before the council makes a final vote in October, marking the end of a long summer of negotiations.
[Sunday, September 17, 2023]

Pleasanton council set for final debate on water rate increase proposal
The Pleasanton City Council is expected to make a final decision on increasing the city's water service rates, which city officials have said is long overdue but vocal residents have argued is too steep and too muddled of a proposal.
[Saturday, September 16, 2023]

Sunol: Board passes resolution that bans school from flying LGBTQ pride flag at tense meeting
Tensions were high during the Sunol school board meeting on Tuesday as parents, teachers and trustees alike all argued over a resolution to ban Sunol Glen School from displaying any flags that are not the U.S. or state flag.
[Friday, September 15, 2023]

Pleasanton school board to review DEI findings of equity gaps in district
The Pleasanton school board is set to review and possibly approve a set of recommendations from the district's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force on Thursday that would help address various equity gaps in the district.
[Thursday, September 14, 2023]

Forkful returns to downtown Pleasanton on Saturday
The smell of food from a dozen restaurants will be filling the air this Saturday (Sept. 16) in downtown Pleasanton with the return of the annual Forkful event, which coincides with the PDA's Weekends on Main program for September.
[Thursday, September 14, 2023]

Retiring Stable Cafe owner reflects on decades-long legacy in community
This past Saturday, longtime Stable Cafe owner Esther Hall woke up at 4:20 a.m. like she typically does to get ready for work. But that day was different -- the cafe was closed and for the first time in decades, she found herself...
[Wednesday, September 13, 2023]

Sunol school board considers ban on all flags except U.S., state emblems
The Sunol Glen Unified School District Board of Trustees is set Tuesday to discuss a potential resolution that would require Sunol Glen School to only display the U.S. and state flags at the school.
[Tuesday, September 12, 2023]