Review: Berkeley's new Advocate succeeds deliciously

Conceived by the same team behind Berkeley's Comal, the new Advocate delivers on all fronts, from stylish decor to tasty New American cuisine. 
Sue Gilmore
TV helps to illustrate why life may not be so bad, after all.  
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Plus, Alicia Keys takes a spin on 'Empire' and go behind the scenes for the 'Making of 'The Wiz Live.''  
Martha Ross
The #BeyondBeauty social media campaign, launching Black Friday by an Oakland magazine, challenges media ideas of female attractiveness.  
Disneyâ ¢Pixar
Pixar's latest is worth seeing, but 'The Good Dinosaur' just misses being another classic for the studio.  
Kelsey McNeal
She knew how to get along with kangaroos and crocodiles but didn't dance. However, Bindi with partner Derek got it done for the win.  
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Is it worth it spend a lot on a small rodent problem? Call on a government agency to give you a free inspection and assessment first.  
Plus, 'Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward' covers what characters have done in the past five years.  
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Celebrate the holiday season with a rustic Italian-themed cocktail party  
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Need a perfect holiday party theme? Try a frosty caroling session with s’mores, a gourmet hot dog cart and more.  
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Ring in the holidays with a retro, Sinatra-themed cocktail party that celebrates ol’ Blue Eye’s 100th birthday.  
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Director Ryan Coogler's relationship to his father mirrored in film that sees iconic Rocky Balboa take a young boxer under his wing.  
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Acorn woodpeckers are known for hoarding acorns and nuts for the long winter, but when they pick a roof for their storehouse, they're picking a fight with the homeowners.  
Adam Taylor
We are at the end of 11 weeks of 'Dancing With the Stars' and tonight was a celebration of the four final couples  
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As great as star Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler are in 'Creed,' it's Sylvester Stallone who scores the knockout punch, turning in one of the best performances of his career and reminding us of what made Rocky Balboa such an iconic character.  
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Jimmy Kimmel welcomes J.J. Abrams and 'Star Wars' cast members. Plus, 'Blindspot' goes after sleeper spies in its midseason finale.  
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When turkeys invade your yard, you need to make a pest of yourself to get them out.  
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'Heads Up' answers a key question fans have been asking for weeks.  
Wondering what to serve with the turkey? Here's a wide array of options, from Lagunitas Brown Shugga to Russian River Perdition  
Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Walk the Moon will perform on the American Music Awards. Plus, 'Saints & Strangers' tells us how the firs Thanksgiving really went down.  
Dai Sugano
Mitzi Trumbo, of Los Altos, had to deal with memories of her troubled childhood as consultant to the new movie 'Trumbo,' starring Bryan Cranston  
Macy's Inc.
Thanksgiving parade, finales of 'Dancing With the Stars,' 'Survivor' also among TV highlights.  
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Go with these must-read classics if you want to inspire your child's love of reading.  
Disney Pixar
Piedmont resident oversees a touching coming-of-age tale.  
Adele wows on her amazing new effort, which is a strong contender for album of the year.  
The $30 million equine circus blends dazzling visuals and acrobatic stunts with horses that you can't help but fall in love with.  
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A family foray to the Church of Eight Wheels brings out your inner Travolta.  
Murray Close
Oakland native Mahershala Ali moves on from popular sci-fi franchise.  
'Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress for Race in America' also features performances by John Legend, Pink, Pharrell Williams, Sting and more.  
Wagner's comic masterpiece is more than five hours of music  
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Rosie O'Donnell: Donald Trump's presidential bid a 'nightmare'

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