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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
Storm update: Some Tri-Valley schools closed without power; large tree damages historic church
Several schools across Pleasanton along with the Sunol Glen School had to close for the day as the Tri-Valley continues to experience power outages and downed trees due to the most recent atmospheric river storm.
[Thursday, March 16, 2023]

Granada boys' basketball team brings home NorCal championship
The Granada boys' varsity basketball team clinched the 2023 NorCal basketball championship title after beating Salesian College Preparatory 60-47 on Tuesday. The Matadors play SoCal champs Norte Dame for the state title Friday.
[Thursday, March 9, 2023]

Glazer resigns from recently created BART support committee
Tri-Valley State Sen. Steve Glazer has stepped down from the Senate Select Committee on Bay Area Public Transit after only being on the panel for a matter of weeks.
[Sunday, March 5, 2023]

New Valley Humane Society surgery center up and running for shelter animals
To provide an essential service to the thousands of homeless pets in need of not just spay or neuter surgery, but medical operations in general, Valley Humane Society created its new Phil Scholz Veterinary Surgery Center.
[Thursday, March 2, 2023]

Instruments of hope
When longtime Pleasanton resident and guitar luthier George Bowen was diagnosed with ALS last year, he said he couldn't just give up -- he needed to use his years of connections to continue the fight toward finding a cure.
[Thursday, February 23, 2023]

Glazer introduces bill to help with costly hotel cancellations
Local State Senator Steve Glazer recently introduced a bill that, if passed, would allow people to cancel their hotel reservations within 24 hours of the original booking and receive a full refund at no charge.
[Thursday, February 23, 2023]

Former Pleasanton PD officer sues city, alleges wrongful termination after attending 'Stop the Steal' rally
A former Pleasanton police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against city and police officials for allegedly firing him after finding out he attended a 'Stop the Steal' rally in Sacramento on Jan. 6, 2021.
[Monday, February 13, 2023]

Zone 7's Ramirez Holmes to continue leading Los Vaqueros Reservoir JPA board
The Tri-Valley will keep its prominent voice on the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors as Zone 7 Water Agency Director Angela Ramirez Holmes will serve a second term as board chair.
[Sunday, February 12, 2023]

Zone 7 publishes annual report noting several key accomplishments
The Zone 7 Water Agency recently released its 2021-22 annual report, which highlights completed construction projects, water conservation participation, and various flood and fire mitigation efforts including the use of goats.
[Tuesday, March 7, 2023]

Pleasanton council approves major components of Stoneridge Mall redevelopment framework
The Pleasanton City Council has adopted key components of the policy framework for redeveloping Stoneridge Shopping Center into a mixed-use property, including an initial allocation of up to 1,170 housing units across the mall land.
[Monday, February 6, 2023]