News Digest: Future of housing in Pleasanton | RV show at fairgrounds | Mastering emotions on the page | 'A Taste of Broadway' at Bankhead | January 20, 2023 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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News - January 20, 2023

News Digest: Future of housing in Pleasanton | RV show at fairgrounds | Mastering emotions on the page | 'A Taste of Broadway' at Bankhead

by Jeremy Walsh

Future of housing

The Pleasanton City Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting next Thursday (Jan. 26) at 6 p.m. to discuss key aspects around the future of housing in Pleasanton.

Topics set for the agenda that night include the environmental impact report and related documents for the city's Housing Element update, components of the Stoneridge Mall framework and objective design standards for residential development.

To learn more, check out the agenda at

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


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