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Friday's TV picks: 'Grimm,' 'Constantine' look to scare up viewers

'Alpha House' launches Season 2 on Amazon Prime 
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Something is making a cat pull her fur out, which makes her owner want to pull out some of her hair.  
 
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Throwing a Halloween party? Need a bewitching hostess gift? Make your own Candy Corn-esque sweets and candy bars.  
 
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One Direction gig is the first concert announced for Levi's Stadium.  
 
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But the latest installment in the acclaimed series doesn’t go quite far enough to create a new identity, and the gameplay suffers sometimes as a result.  
 
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'Project Runway' crowns a winner at New York Fashion Week  
 
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Reader see bikers with their dogs running beside and wonders if it's too taxing on the dog.  
 
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A shake-up brings some loved ones back together, but that might not be a good thing for one couple.  
 
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Readers share photos of their costumed pets in celebration of Halloween.  
 
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Justin Simien's first feature deals with race relations in the age of Obama. It will make some people uncomfortable, but it delivers plenty of laughs.  
 
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Lisa Kudrow is back in Showtime's hilarious 'Web Therapy  
 
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The knish is getting a makeover. Fueled by a movement to revive Jewish-American deli food with quality ingredients and an artisanal edge, San Francisco chefs such as King Knish and Michael Siegel of Shorty Goldstein's are reinventing potato pies with creative spins and modern techniques to ensure the lightest, most sophisticated dough possible.  
 
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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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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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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.  
 
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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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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  
 
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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?  
 
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On 'CSI,' a chemistry experiment goes very badly  
 
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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.  
 
'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

In news that could mean the end of the reality TV show; it’s been reported that “Mama June” Shannon has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 8-year-old girl who was a relative of Mama June’s.