“San Francisco Symphony cancels East Coast tour amid ongoing musicians’ strike,” Local News,
Raises for symphony would price fans out
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra musicians make wonderful music, but I don’t think the strike seems like such a good idea. Read More
Andy Potts has won the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon more than anyone else in the event’s 25-year history.
He won for the fifth time in eight tries last year, and has never finished lower than third, but that doesn’t mean leaping off the California Hornblower into frigid San Francisco Bay gets any easier. Read More
Will McKee has played at Kezar Stadium more times than he can remember.
Playing football, lacrosse and soccer in four years at St. Ignatius Prep, big games were always at Kezar, but he didn’t wear the familiar red, white and blue uniform in his final appearance at the iconic stadium. Read More
Nearly two dozen passengers aboard a boat near Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay were rescued when the vessel started sinking Friday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The 22 passengers and crew aboard the Neptune, a 45-foot boat, were safely rescued after the boat struck a shoal near the north side of Alcatraz and started taking on water, according to the USCG. Read More
Connecting Alcatraz Island to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area — including Fort Mason and Muir Woods — is one possibility for the National Park Service as it looks to find a more permanent home for the popular ferry service. Read More
Marie Anglin Widner and Mearl Anglin Taylor both believe their brothers, John and Clarence, successfully escaped from Alcatraz 50 years ago — and they say they have proof. Read More
It’s been a half-century since three convicts disappeared from Alcatraz in the former prison’s most famous escape attempt.
At least three dozen other prisoners tried to escape from the island, but it wasn’t until 1962 that anyone was successful. Frank Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin developed an elaborate plan, and ultimately climbed over the walls and entered the frigid San Francisco Bay. They were never seen or heard from again. Read More
Visitors to San Francisco’s Peninsula watershed could gain better access to 14,000 acres of local land under a new Golden Gate National Recreation Area proposal to complete local segments of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and connect it to the California Coastal Trail.
For a map detailing future park additions on the Peninsula, click on the photo to the right.
The plan also proposes to increase access to Alcatraz and Muir Woods. Read More
Andy Potts returned to familiar ground Sunday as he reclaimed a spot atop the winner’s podium at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
Trimming two minutes off his time from last year’s third-place finish, Potts beat the two-hour mark and captured his fourth Escape victory in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 45 seconds.
The women’s race was won by a new face: 28-year-old New Zealander Nicky Samuels. Read More
While many TV fans are lamenting the cancellation of some of their favorite shows, San Francisco residents can get an early peek at a new Fox show, “Alcatraz,” at their website. Read More