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Wednesday's TV picks: 'The 100' returns for more sci-fi thrills

Lisa Kudrow is back in Showtime's hilarious 'Web Therapy 
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The drought may inadvertently be leading squirrels to eat more backyard tomatoes.  
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The star-studded 2015 Michelin list is out, and chefs Josh Skenes and Corey Lee have earned three stars each for their San Francisco restaurants.  
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Fogo de Chão, part of a national chain, opened at Santana Row in February of this year, and the locally owned Taurinus opened in downtown San Jose the same month. Each offers a set-price, all-you-can-eat menu built around a vast array of grilled meats delivered to your table, with a serve-yourself salad bar and buffet.  
Open since July, Pabu, a modern izakaya in San Francisco's Financial District, is Michael Mina's first Bay Area restaurant in five years. Under the direction of longtime friend and chef Ken Tominaga, Pabu delivers high quality, inventive Japanese cuisine  
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'Pretty Little Liars' offers up a 'Halloween treat' for its devoutly loyal fans  
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Malcolm Margolin launched Heyday in 1974 to publish his first book, 'The East Bay Out,' and has led the imprint through multiple incarnations to become a small but respected nonprofit empire.  
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Set your heading (or GPS) for the Victory Ships of Richmond, where docents are rebuilding the Red Oak, Rosie the Riveter beckons history buffs and there's enough nautical lore to satisfy any World War II buff.  
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Canoers spot a couple of birds near Mendocino they can't identify.  
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With a cast that includes Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis, this surreal head-tripper is one of 2014's most innovative movies, an energetic and exciting existential black comedy that's challenging yet accessible and wildly successful in the risks it takes.
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'Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,' at the Los Altos History Museum through April 19, offers visitors an opportunity to take either a quick dip or a deep dive into the evolution of this technology center, whose top four companies raked in nearly $400 billion last year.  
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Black Keys' Patrick Carney, X's John Doe and others chime in with their thoughts, memories of Dylan's live shows.  
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'Private Violence' examines the horrors of domestic abuse  
The musical featuring foul-mouthed puppets learning the facts of life, playing through Nov 2 at Bankhead Theater in Livermore, is outrageous, funny and touching -- and well-performed.  
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Frozen meatballs are a total time-saver, but some are great and some are horrible.  
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Wild parrots in Campbell appear grief stricken by the death of one of their number. Do birds mourn?  
On 'CSI,' a chemistry experiment goes very badly  
Christina Ham
The Australian Ballet is back in Berkeley for the first time in 43 years to stage Graeme Murphy's 2002 "Swan Lake.  
Plus, oddities of the sea; and Mini Maker Faire in Oakland.  
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California breweries performed well at the largest national beer festival ever. Among the triumphant medal winners: Alameda's Faction Brewing, Campbell Brewing and Gordon Biersch.  
Around the Remote: World Series among the week's TV highlights  
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Arroyo Grande got a hefty dose of farm-to-fork fare last spring with the launch of two new bistros, including one helmed by a Chez Panisse alum.  
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Keep our gardens and the landscape around them free of invasive plants.  
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Cathy Kimball, executive director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, has been buying pieces for her own home for two decades. Today she shows us the collection she has built at her family’s Los Altos residence and shares ideas on how aspiring collectors can get started.  
'The Knick' airs its season finale; SF Opera does 'Porgy and Bess  
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The visually stunning children's film produced by Guillermo del Toro, 'Life' transports us to a Tolkien-sized world anchored around an annual tradition in the Latino world and affectionately illuminates the symbolic nature of the celebration that finds the living recalling and reconnecting with the dead.  
Passions run high when it comes to Halloween candy. What are the best and worst ones to hand out to trick-or-treaters?  
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People often confuse feral and stray cats, but while they are both feline, they are very different.  
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A breast cancer diagnosis presents special challenges for women in their 20s and 30s because they are laying the foundations for their work and family lives.  
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Oscar-caliber performances from J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller are the highlight of what amounts to a psychological thriller -- with music.
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Star singing nun covers Madonna's 'Like a Virgin'

Sister Cristina Scuccia, the winner of Italy’s “The Voice,” Sister Cristina Scuccia chooses eye-popping debut single.