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

Park Service Restores Alcatraz Graffiti Painted During Native American Occupation

The National Park Service has restored graffiti on Alcatraz that was painted during the island’s occupation by Native Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


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

Swimmers Brave Cold 1.5-Mile Swim From Alcatraz To Aquatic Park

About 26 well-trained swimmers braved the cool waters of San Francisco Bay Saturday morning for a wintertime swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park.


Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

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.


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 5–08/31/2012


Eye On The Bay: Rock Reunion

Join Brian Hackney as he takes you inside Alcatraz for a one of a kind look at its history. He talks with former guards, inmates and residents about life on “The Rock” as well as the famous 1962 escape.


Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Marks 50 Years Since Escape Of 3 Prisoners

For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the “Escape from Alcatraz,” the 1962 prison break three inmates pulled off.


A sea lion pup named Al Catraz recovering at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. (CBS)

Sea Lion Found Starving Near Alcatraz To Be Released

The pup, named Al Catraz after the island, was found on March 21, malnourished and in a dangerous spot near a busy commuter ferry crossing, according to Marine Mammal Center officials.


A sea lion pup named Al Catraz recovering at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. (CBS)

Sea Lion Pup Rescued From Alcatraz Recovering In Marin County

Marin County’s Marine Mammal Center has been caring for a sea lion pup that was rescued from a dock on Alcatraz Island two weeks ago, spokesman Jim Oswald said.


Chopper 5 spots a gray whale in San Francisco Bay on March 7, 2012. (CBS)

Coast Guard Monitoring Traffic Around Whales In San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The U.S. Coast Guard advised boaters to steer clear of Alcatraz Island Friday after one of the gray whales visiting San Francisco Bay was spotted southeast of the historic prison. […]


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‘Alcatraz’ TV Show Producers Rush to Save SF Stroke Victim

Several producers behind the television show ‘Alcatraz’ rushed to help save a stroke victim’s life Wednesday in San Francisco.