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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
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]

State staffer Dean Wallace announces candidacy for Pleasanton City Council District 1
The race for Pleasanton City Council District 1 is officially underway as longtime Tri-Valley resident and state political staffer Dean Wallace has become the second person to announce their candidacy for the Nov. 8 general election.
[Friday, August 5, 2022]

Pleasanton resident, Concord principal Fey picked to lead Amador Valley High School
The Pleasanton school board recently announced that Jonathan Fey, a local resident who has worked in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, will be the new principal for Amador Valley High School.
[Wednesday, August 3, 2022]

Parkside residents push back on plan to build recycled water fill station in neighborhood
On July 19, some Parkside residents voiced their concerns to the Pleasanton City Council about a proposed recycled water fill station in their neighborhood that the council will reconsider later this month -- for a fifth time.
[Tuesday, August 2, 2022]

Pleasanton residents set to decide $395M school bond measure on November ballot
The Pleasanton school board is placing a $395 million general obligation bond measure on the Nov. 8 general election ballot following a unanimous vote last week. The bond will help fund the first tier phase of the Facility Master Plan.
[Monday, August 1, 2022]

Zone 7 selects Palmer as new board president
Zone 7 Water Agency Director Sarah Palmer was chosen as the new president of the agency's Board of Directors during an annual reorganization meeting late last month.
[Sunday, August 7, 2022]

Pleasanton school board to vote on advancing $395M bond to November election
The Pleasanton school board is set to consider approving a resolution on Thursday that would order a school bond measure election this November for a newly reduced total of $395 million.
[Thursday, July 28, 2022]