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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
Social media video shows altercation involving Pleasanton Middle School students outside city library
A video posted to social media of a youth, later identified as a Pleasanton Middle School student, punching and stomping on another student's head was taken in front of the Pleasanton Public Library on Jan. 19, according to police.
[Tuesday, January 24, 2023]

A toy drive for Neev
After Rayaan Kolte's brother Neev died from rare cancer in November 2021 he decided to honor his memory by putting together a drive that brought in more than 200 toys, which he donated to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
[Sunday, January 15, 2023]

An appropriate education
For Betsy and Jamison Cummings, their daughter's education means everything. But as 13-year-old Piper looks to her future high school days, her parents are fearful that she won't get the help she needs for her learning disabilities...
[Thursday, January 12, 2023]

Zone 7 accepting applications for vacant board seat
Zone 7 Water Agency is recruiting applicants for a temporary appointment to its Board of Directors in order to fill former director Olivia Sanwong's seat that became vacant following her resignation to serve on another regional board.
[Wednesday, January 11, 2023]

Cleanup continues around Tri-Valley after most recent storm
Wednesday's atmospheric river storm shook several Tri-Valley cities with strong gusts of wind that knocked down trees and transformers causing several power outages. Cleanup continued around the region on Thursday...
[Thursday, January 5, 2023]

After daytime lull allows for prep, storm arrives Wednesday evening
While most people woke up expecting strong rain to come from the second atmospheric river storm, the significant rainfall and strong winds didn't arrive until Wednesday evening and was set to continue into Thursday morning.
[Wednesday, January 4, 2023]

Tri-Valley communities prep for second major storm
The National Weather Service issued flood and high wind warnings in preparation for a second strong storm and atmospheric river that could be as bad -- if not worse -- than the one that rocked cities in the Tri-Valley on Saturday.
[Tuesday, January 3, 2023]

Facing RHNA: Tri-Valley local officials discuss next housing elements
Cities in the Tri-Valley are gearing up to submit their housing plans, but how much control do cities have over building these new units, where will funding for affordable housing come from and just how feasible is to build them?...
[Monday, January 2, 2023]

Take your pick
But for those who own these Christmas tree farms, it's about more than just a holiday -- it's a tradition of connecting with the community and leaving a legacy for their own children.
[Thursday, December 15, 2022]

Zone 7 Director Sanwong submits resignation in order to serve on East Bay Parks board
Zone 7 Water Agency Director Olivia Sanwong will be stepping down from her position on the agency's governing board later this month so she can start her new role on the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors.
[Wednesday, December 7, 2022]