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Students from Encinal Junior and Senior High School will be conducting a parking lot sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 to help raise money for numerous student programs at Encinal High School.

Alameda’s Tomorrow Youth Repertory presents Into the Woods Jr., a retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ classics. The show intertwines the plots of several traditional fairy tales, with characters lifted from Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Performances are at the Kofman Theater, 2200 Central Ave. Show times are 7 p.m., tomorrow, Friday Jan. 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 and 2 p.m., Sunday Jan. 31. 

Tickets for adults are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Student and senior tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

At 1223 Post St. in Alameda’s East End, a humble Gold Rush-era cottage still stands. It once housed a Norwegian immigrant named Christopher Christensen and his family. Post Street residents Farrah Morin, Safia Pigott and Abby Hayton celebrated the 168th anniversary of the discovery of gold on Jan. 24, 1848, on the steps of this Gold Rush-era cottage. That cottage inspired the Culinary Academy of Post Street to learn about the East End’s Gold Rush heritage. We also sampled Gold Rush grub including one special item first served in 1849 that you can still enjoy today!

Cost Plus expected to complete move late this year

Home decor company Cost Plus World Market announced last week that it signed a lease with Brookfield Property Partners for 107,000 square feet of office space at 1201 Marina Village Parkway. 

The workers pictured above have been busy this week taking down a set of non-descript graffiti-ridden buildings at 2100 Clement Ave. They are making way for a condominium complex. The buildings on the site once housed workshops for Pacific Bridge Company, one of the prestigious “Six Companies” that built the Hoover Dam. 

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