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A ComicCon of our own -- Wizard World ComicCon comes to San Jose

The beautification of ugly produce, the end of a roller coaster era ... plus ComicCon! 
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Plus, 'Bachelor in Paradise' gets the party started in Mexico and 'Top Model,' 'Project Runway' kick off new seasons  
 
Producer says a film project would be 'a wonderful thing.  
 
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The planet's most spectacular sunsets are on Bora Bora, Santorini and eight other spots on this top 10 list.  
 
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Plus, PBS's 'Humanity from Space' predicts a world population of 9 billion by 2050.  
 
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Steven Moffat offers few clues, but says fans will be pleased.  
 
Redwood City native Kenny Ortega's latest project is a contemporary fairy tale about the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar.  
 
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In a new book, Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims tells parents 'How to Raise an Adult,' and how and why to avoid the 'overparenting trap.'  
 
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Documentary and concert film arrive in November.  
 
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Also on tap: Oakland's Lower Bottom Playaz want to talk about race; Symphony Silicon Valley's summer series goes to the movies; celebrating Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Tejano star Little Joe Hernandez and folk icons New Christy Minstrels heading to Bay Area.  
 
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What has caused the birds to suddenly vacate a bird-lover's yard with all the fixings?  
 
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With a story line that combines elements of 'Survivor' and 'Hunger Games' and some challenging and creative gameplay, 'Lost Dimension' is contrived but highly entertaining  
 
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Back-to-back productions from the small but resourceful company prove its merit as a presenter of fine opera  
 
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The magic and the meaning of a teen-age girl's first celebrity crush.  
 
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Destination America will mark the 66th anniversary of case that inspired iconic horror film.  
 
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King of 'progressive American' cuisine has his hand in restaurants from New York City to San Francisco, but home remains in California wine country.  
 
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Using calorie-free sweeteners in feeders is bad for the hummers.  
 
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The pianist and composer plays the Jazz at Lesher series Aug. 8 and Livermore's Bankhead Theater Aug. 9.  
 
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So much more than an award-winning cafe, Shed is an ode to local farming -- a market, flower shop, coffee bar, fermentation bar, garden shop and community gathering space and more.  
 
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It's impossible to sample all the treasures of this charming wine country town in a single weekend, but here are dozen ways to try.  
 
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Incoming host may go easier on of Jon Stewart's favorite targets.  
 
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First 'Ghost Protocol,' and now 'Rogue Nation' show that the series has finally found the elusive balance of brains and brawn.  
 
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The new Californio-Mexican-inspired fare at Lafayette's new Rancho Cantina offers flavorful punch -- and tasty margaritas.  
 
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The pianist and composer plays the Jazz at Lesher series Aug. 8 and Livermore's Bankhead Theater Aug. 9.  
 
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A couple who have been caring for a colony of cats just can't do it any more. Can anyone help?  
 
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Bear Republic's brewpub is high on any list of beer-ophile pleasures. Here's the scoop on the brewery, its people -- and its new IPA ice cream.  
 
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Chalk Hill winery’s new culinary garden tour in Healdsburg is a feast for all the senses.  
 
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Netflix chief leaves the door open for their appearance in new show.  
 
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An identity emerges whole in another time and country,  
 
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Film to examine the musical influences on Rolling Stones guitarist.  
 
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.