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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
Zone 7 adopts 5.5% annual water rate increases through 2026
Pleasanton is set to see a 5.5% rise in the annual rates for wholesale water services from the Zone 7 Water Agency for each of the next four years after its Board of Directors voted 5-2 to approve the price increase last week.
[Tuesday, November 22, 2022]

Winegrowers association rebrands as Livermore Valley Wine Community
The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, an organization that supports wineries, growers and wine aficionados in the Livermore area, announced it has rebranded its name and will now go by the Livermore Valley Wine Community.
[Sunday, October 23, 2022]

Growing up in Pleasanton in the 1950s
Imagine walking down Santa Rita Road after school just ended and seeing kids riding their horses to the pool rather than their cars. Or seeing 13-year-olds driving their moms to the grocery store. That was life on a daily basis for...
[Thursday, October 20, 2022]

Amador Valley High featured on Wikipedia main page
By the end of the week, Amador Valley High School will have one thing in common with medieval rulers, aquatic arthropods and American rapper and singer Doja Cat -- all would have been featured on Wikipedia's front page this week.
[Wednesday, October 19, 2022]

Dublin High's Kaplan named Alameda County Teacher of the Year
Dublin High School teacher Ramany Kaplan said when she was selected as an Alameda County Teacher of the Year, she thought about her parents and what they went through coming to the U.S. seeking refuge from Cambodia in the 1980s.
[Sunday, October 16, 2022]

Right time for another Pleasanton school bond?
Pleasanton residents will be voting on a school bond measure in November for the third time in the last seven years. But the question remains: Are the facility improvements worth the associated property tax increase?
[Monday, October 3, 2022]

Master gardeners set to break ground on early stages of community farm in Pleasanton
One project slated to break ground in fall is aiming to help Pleasanton residents grow their own food in a sustainable, water-conserving manner -- a community garden and farm at the Bernal Community Park.
[Friday, September 23, 2022]

Seven Tri-Valley schools, including four in SRVUSD, named National Blue Ribbon Schools
A total of seven schools in the Tri-Valley were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, with four belonging to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
[Tuesday, September 20, 2022]

A new voice leading the city of Pleasanton
After three-plus months into his tenure, Pleasanton's new City Manager Gerry Beaudin provides updates on several high-profile city projects and initiatives that he and his team have been rigorously working on over the summer.
[Friday, September 9, 2022]

New Chick-fil-A location coming soon to Hacienda
Chick-fil-A has signed the lease for a second location in Pleasanton, in the vacant restaurant space Sweet Tomatoes once occupied before the buffet chain went bankrupt early in the pandemic.
[Wednesday, September 7, 2022]