Christian p

Christian Trujano

Staff reporter, Pleasanton Weekly

925-621-1176 | Email

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
Administrative turnover comes into view at Pleasanton Unified
The Pleasanton Unified School District is undergoing several changes in its upper administration at the district office before the new school year starts.
[Wednesday, June 29, 2022]

Pleasanton council to review proposed labor deal between LPFD, firefighters
The Pleasanton City Council is set to discuss the proposed tentative agreement between Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the local firefighters union at a special meeting on Tuesday.
[Monday, June 27, 2022]

Pleasanton: Council approves police use of military and specialized equipment
The Pleasanton City Council approved an ordinance last month that will continue allowing the city's police department to use military or specialized equipment for regular and promotional use.
[Wednesday, July 6, 2022]

Alameda County health officials end mask mandate
People in Alameda County could again choose not to wear a mask in most indoor settings starting on Saturday, health officials announced in a news release three weeks after they reinstated the mask mandate amid a COVID-19 surge in June.
[Friday, June 24, 2022]

Amador Valley High principal Butterfield stepping down for district-level position
Joshua Butterfield is resigning from his position as Amador Valley High School principal to take on the role of director of secondary education for the Pleasanton Unified School District next month.
[Friday, June 24, 2022]

Pleasanton council reallocates reserve money to skate park project
The Pleasanton City Council approved the 2022-23 midterm budget and capital improvement program during last week's meeting, which included a plan to move $1 million from the rainy day reserve funds to the skate park project.
[Wednesday, June 29, 2022]

Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters reach new labor contract agreement with department
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) and the local firefighters union have agreed on a tentative labor contract that includes a 13% general wage increase, according to Pleasanton City Manager Gerry Beaudin.
[Thursday, June 23, 2022]

Pleasanton Unified to consider approval of Facilities Master Plan, 2022-23 budget
The Pleasanton school board will be reviewing several key items for approval at Thursday's board meeting, including the final adoption of the Facilities Master Plan.
[Wednesday, June 22, 2022]

New PUSD student trustee aims to improve transparency between district, youth
Incoming Foothill senior Annabelle Kim is preparing for her role as the second Pleasanton Unified student trustee, a position that she said hope to use to enact changes that would benefit students and the community.
[Sunday, June 26, 2022]

City staff to provide council with alternative budget option for Century House repairs without dipping into rainy day fund
The Pleasanton City Council is set to consider adopting the midterm budget and capital improvement program at Tuesday's meeting, which includes an updated plan of not dipping into rainy day funds to address the Century House repairs.
[Monday, June 20, 2022]