Pittsburg tree lighting set for Nov. 29

Pittsburg is kicking off the holiday season with a Nov. 29 tree lighting ceremony downtown.  
Discovery Bay's Kevin Graves co-hosts monthly program about veterans' issues  
Director says show reflects the diversity and talents of his college drama students  
Marcus Serhan, 41, of Rodeo, is suspected of killing Angelo Esqueda after an argument early on the morning of Nov. 12, according to the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office.  
Another half-dozen artists will have their work displayed at Umpqua Bank for two months starting in December  
HAYWARD -- A San Francisco labor attorney pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run for killing a Chinese tourist in Dublin in 2012.  
Flame and smoke shot skyward from Chevron's local refinery Tuesday morning in an unplanned flare, raising some concern in the nearby community, but a company spokesman said it was a safety procedure and posed no threat to public health.  
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NCS football and cross country championships highlight the week  
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Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.