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10 Things You Didn’t Know About San Francisco

While many facts about the city by the bay may be obvious, there are many other facts that aren’t as obvious. Here are 10 things you might not know about San Francisco.

09/23/2014

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Best Museum Tours In San Francisco

Next time you visit your favorite San Francisco museum or stop in at one you haven’t been to lately, take a moment to see their docent tour offerings. From a former isolation cell in a maximum security prison to a 4th century treasure, we’ve got you and your curiosity covered.

08/18/2014

View dated 1930’s of the Alcatraz island and penitentiary, in the San Francisco Bay. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

History of Alcatraz In Movies & Television

It has been 80 years since our infamous little island in the Bay was turned into a Federal Penitentiary…

08/13/2014

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Guide To A Long Weekend In San Francisco

Although San Francisco has many world famous attractions, with some planning, all of them can be visited over a weekend or three-day holiday.

06/21/2014

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Best Tourist Attractions In San Francisco Worth The Hype

Think of San Francisco, and what images come to mind? Surely these five are in your mind’s eye, and the good news is that they are definitely worthwhile.

11/23/2013

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Parks Service Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Alcatraz Prison Closing

To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Alcatraz federal prison, a San Francisco photojournalist spoke Thursday morning about his experience capturing scenes from the final day at “the Rock.”

03/21/2013

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Sunrise Gathering Commemorates Native American Takeover Of Alcatraz

Several hundred people, including dozens of Native Americans, attended a special sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island Thanksgiving Day morning to commemorate the occupation of the island 41 years ago.

11/22/2012

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The Best Haunted Graveyards In San Francisco

Halloween is fast approaching and Bay Area residents are seeking fun activities to celebrate the occasion. While San Francisco still enjoys its lively Halloween block party down in the Castro District, there are other less crowded activities to enjoy such as visiting a haunted graveyard.

CBS San Francisco–10/27/2012

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San Francisco’s Most Haunted Places

Ghosts and hauntings happen year round, but chills seem more delicious during the season of witches, goblins and ghosts. This fall, you can find sites full of scares in your own back yard.

CBS San Francisco–10/22/2012

Eye On The Bay: Alcatraz Swim

Eye On The Bay: Alcatraz Swim

Alcatraz has long been an iconic landmark in the Bay Area. And on this edition of Eye on the Bay, it serves as a dramatic backdrop for an inspirational swim.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/31/2012

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