Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge Take Top Spots As Most Popular U.S. LandmarksTwo San Francisco landmarks took the top two spots in the 2015 TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice awards for U.S. landmarks, TripAdvisor officials said.
Park Service Unveils $3 Million In Improvements To Alcatraz IslandThe National Park Service is pulling the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz Island after $3 million in improvements to the guardhouse, library and schoolhouse and other historic features.
San Francisco’s Marina District Residents Want To Block Plans For Alcatraz Ferry Service From Fort MasonThe National Park Service has a plan the could move to the ferry service to Alcatraz from from Embarcadero to Fort Mason in the Marina District where some residents are fuming.
Two Gray Whales Spotted Inside San Francisco Bay Likely Mom, CalfThe Coast Guard is urging boaters near Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge to be especially careful.
Dutch Scientists Claim To Have Solved Mystery Of 1962 Alcatraz Prisoner EscapeDutch scientists claim to have solved the mystery of the infamous escape from Alcatraz, and they say the Hollywood version got it all wrong.
Chinese Dissident Artist Unveils Exhibition On Alcatraz Island Spotlighting Crackdowns On Free SpeechAn 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.
Australian Attempts To Break 25-Year-Old Speed Record For Swimming Around AlcatrazAustralian 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.
History of Alcatraz In Movies & TelevisionIt has been 80 years since our infamous little island in the Bay was turned into a Federal Penitentiary...
Tourists Claim Proof Of Ghostly Figure On AlcatrazAlcatraz has been considered by some to be one of the most haunted places in America. A couple of tourists said they have photographic proof.
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.
Former Olympian Wins Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon For Record 6th TimeFormer 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.
Alcatraz Closed Due To High Winds, Choppy WatersHigh winds and choppy Bay waters have prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz Island to visitors Wednesday, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.