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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 inNosh

Bauer on Comal: A restaurant I would have opened

For Michael Bauer, the Chronicle’s restaurant critic, Comal, which opened in downtown Berkeley in early May, has achieved a flawless debut. Bauer has nothing but praise for the food prepared by former Delfina chef de cuisine Matt Gandin, which he describes as being prepared with “a subtly fresh fanaticism.” He admires the impeccable service, the state-of-the-art acoustics, […]

Posted inBusiness

More than 30 years of ‘thinking sound’ in Berkeley

By Robert Mills Sound is life at the Meyer Sound facility on San Pablo. The 32-year-old Berkeley business continues to churn out professional sound products for concert halls, churches and traveling bands from around the world. “We’re a family-run company, privately owned still,” said Helen Meyer, executive vice president of Meyer Sound. “We’re still private to […]