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Also: 'A Taste of Broadway' at Bankhead

Army Reserve commanding general in Pleasanton

Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, the chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and commanding general of the Army Reserve Command, is leading a public town hall event in Pleasanton next week.

Daniels, who has held the role since July 2020, is set to speak to the Tri-Valley community about the role and mission of the U.S. Army Reserve.

She will also be visiting Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin.

The town hall, which is open to all, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Monday (Jan. 23) at the Veterans Memorial Building at 301 Main St. in downtown Pleasanton.

RV show at fairgrounds

Pleasanton is going to the recreational travelers for the next week and a half.

The 34th Manufacturers RV Show is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds from Jan. 21-29, with displays from dealers across the industry indoors and out for the full nine days.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Sundays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday. For tickets and more details, visit

Mastering emotions

Las Positas College is hosting the monthly meeting of the Tri-Valley Branch of the California Writers Club this Saturday as author C.S. Lakin leads a three-hour workshop on "how to convey the emotions of your characters and evoke an emotional response in readers."

Lakin is an experienced novelist, copyeditor, writing coach, mom and backpacker who has written more than a dozen nonfiction books on writing and productivity.

She also serves as the fiction track director of the San Francisco Writers' Conference.

The in-person session will begin at 2 p.m. in Room 2470 at Las Positas College in Livermore. Visit to make a reservation.

'A Taste of Broadway'

The Bankhead Theater in Livermore is tapping into New York City vibes with two shows next week.

On Monday, "Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom" will feature Broadway-level comedic talents recounting the tale of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and the creation of their timeless television show. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m.

Four days later, Broadway performer Jessica Vosk, known for her acclaimed run as Elphaba in "Wicked", will be presenting a concert set for 8 p.m. on Friday.

For more information, visit


About the Author: Jeremy Walsh

Jeremy, a Benicia native and American University alum, joined Embarcadero Media in November 2013. After serving as associate editor for the Pleasanton Weekly and, he was promoted to editor of the East Bay Division in February 2017.
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