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Posted inArts

UC Theatre project gets boost with $1.3M matching grant

One of the Bay Area’s biggest philanthropists has given a $1.3 million matching grant to spur completion of the renovation of the UC Theatre in Berkeley. Tad Taube, who made his millions in real estate and through his connection to Joseph Koret, a women’s clothing manufacturer, announced this week that he will back the $5.6 million project, […]

Posted inBusiness

Work begins to transform UC Theatre into music venue

By Frances Dinkelspiel and Tracey Taylor The long-shuttered UC Theatre on University Avenue was buzzing again Wednesday as city officials and supporters gathered for an official groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the renovation of the former movie palace. While David Mayeri, president of the Berkeley Music Group and the driver of the project, and […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeley’s largest cannabis dispensary to close May 1

Medical cannabis patients in Berkeley will have a more difficult time getting marijuana after Berkeley Patient’s Group shuts down on May 1. California Watch is reporting today that BPG has signed a legal agreement with its landlord, David Mayeri, to vacate the premises. The agreement came after Mayeri received a letter from U.S. Attorney Melinda […]