Alcatraz

Part of the '@Large...' art exhibit on Alcatraz Island by Ai Weiwei. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Chinese Dissident Artist Unveils Exhibition On Alcatraz Island Spotlighting Crackdowns On Free Speech

An exhibition by a Chinese artist which spotlights government stifling of free speech – and featuring the use of more than one million Lego pieces – was unveiled on Alcatraz Island Wednesday.

09/24/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Australian Attempts To Break 25-Year-Old Speed Record For Swimming Around Alcatraz

Australian Trent Grimsey plunged into the San Francisco Bay Friday morning in an attempt to shatter the decades-old record for swimming to and around Alcatraz Island after setting off from the San Francisco shoreline.

09/12/2014

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

Two British tourists to Alcatraz said they took this photo of a ghost during a recent visit to the prison. (UK Daily Mail)

Tourists Claim Proof Of Ghostly Figure On Alcatraz

Alcatraz has been considered by some to be one of the most haunted places in America. A couple of tourists said they have photographic proof.

06/19/2014

Tourists walk through the main cell block at Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tourist At Alcatraz Prison Claims To Have Snapped Photo Of A Ghost

Anyone who has ever visited Alcatraz knows there’s something very eerie about it.

06/18/2014

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Former Olympian Wins Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon For Record 6th Time

Former Olympian Andy Potts won the 27.5-mile Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Sunday for a record sixth time as more than 2,000 people swam from Alcatraz Island, rode bikes and ran through San Francisco, a spokeswoman said.

06/01/2014

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Closed Due To High Winds, Choppy Waters

High winds and choppy Bay waters have prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz Island to visitors Wednesday, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.

03/12/2014

A view of the former warden's house at Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Reopens To Tourists Following End Of Gov’t Shutdown

Hundreds of tourists stepped foot on Alcatraz Island for the first time in more than two weeks after the federal government reopened national parks closed by the shutdown.

10/17/2013

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Bay Area National Park Sites, Yosemite Reopen After Shutdown Lifted

For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal government shutdown.

10/17/2013

A flag flies on a ferry as it approaches Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Effects Of Government Shutdown Felt Across Bay Area

From the federal building in San Jose to Alcatraz Island, there were obvious signs of the government shutdown’s impact on Bay Area workers, services, and out-of-towners.

10/01/2013

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