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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 launches new city website
The city of Pleasanton unveiled its new website on Thursday, which officials said was designed as an improved, user-friendly way to inform residents and visitors about everything going on in the city.
[Friday, November 17, 2023]

Pleasanton Library awarded three grants to help underserved populations
The Pleasanton City Council has accepted three separate grants that will all go toward supporting the Pleasanton Public Library's efforts to create new programs to help underserved communities and increase equitable access to programs.
[Monday, November 20, 2023]

Pleasanton PD receives $50,000 state grant to improve safety on roads
The California Office of Traffic Safety recently awarded the Pleasanton Police Department a $50,000 grant that will help provide additional programs and services focused on preventing roadside injuries and deaths.
[Thursday, November 16, 2023]

Pleasanton: City answers after people told to wait outside amid capacity crowd at council meeting
While many Pleasanton residents might not be happy with their water bills increasing starting next year, some community members said they are also mad about how the final public hearing went down last week...
[Wednesday, November 15, 2023]

Pleasanton council looks to consolidate downtown newspaper racks
The Pleasanton City Council waived the first reading of an ordinance to begin the process of consolidating the number of newspaper racks in the downtown area from five locations down to three at last week's meeting.
[Wednesday, November 15, 2023]

Fairlands teachers, parents say Pleasanton PD 'dropped the ball' in campus intruder incident
Fairlands Elementary School teachers and parents criticized the Pleasanton Police Department for not adequately responding to a call of a person jumping the school's fence, which led to a school lockdown the next day.
[Sunday, November 12, 2023]

Pleasanton teachers union rejects district's latest contract offer as impasse continues
Another failed bargaining session has again left the Association of Pleasanton Teachers and the Pleasanton Unified School District negotiation teams at a standstill, meaning the two sides are on track to participate in mediation...
[Friday, November 10, 2023]

PUSD board to review budget amid calls from union to reprioritize funds to pay higher salaries
The Pleasanton school board will be reviewing a second budget presentation on Thursday that district staff have put together in order to provide additional financial information expanding on a previous presentation last month.
[Wednesday, November 8, 2023]

Pleasanton council approves alternative two-year water rate increases
Pleasanton residents can expect to see an increase in their water bill starting in January after the City Council voted to raise the rates over the next two years following a contentious discussion and many residents in opposition...
[Wednesday, November 8, 2023]

PUSD, teachers union returning to bargaining table on Tuesday
The Association of Pleasanton Teachers has agreed to return for another negotiation session this Tuesday after the Pleasanton Unified School District expressed interest in coming back to the table with a new offer, a union rep said.
[Monday, November 6, 2023]