Contra Costa: Man dead after vehicle goes over embankment near Orinda

At least one person died late Saturday night when a vehicle went over embankment in unincorporated Contra Costa County, the California Highway Patrol said. 
Women's chorus concerts highlight traditional, new works  
Roundabout planned at Pleasant Hill Road, Olympic Boulevard  
Tree lightings, Santa visits, holiday -themed activities scheduled  
Improved Moraga-Orinda Fire District finances prompt salary restoration ahead of schedule  
East Bay Leadership Council
Visit with Santa and enjoy hot apple cider, holiday treats and barbecue with your donation to Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services.The event is planned from 5 to 8 p.  
GOLDEN RESCUEShadow is a very sweet, well-mannered 12-year-old neutered male golden retriever hoping to be in his forever home for the holidays. He is good with kids and other dogs, good indoors and loves to just hang with his foster family.  
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as theater companies ready their holiday fare for local audiences.Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre starts things off with everyone's favorite 6-foot-plus rabbit "Harvey.  
'Wonders of the World' talk at Lafayette Library"Looking East: How Japan inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and other Western Artists" will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.  
Walnut Creek City Council: 6 p.m. Dec. 1, City Council chamber, 1666 N. Main St. Regular session begins at 7 p.m. Design Review Commission: 7 p.m. Dec.