Alcatraz

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Alcatraz ferry terminal in line for upgrades

Alcatraz’s current ferry terminal may underwhelm many, but that is in line…

 

A rendering shows a new cafe at Pier 31 and a retail and visitor station planned at Pier 33 as part of a new 50-year lease to continue Alcatraz Island ferry service through the Port of San Francisco. (Courtesy National Park Service)

SF promises improved ferry service to city’s sixth top visited attraction — Alcatraz

There doesn't appear to be any naysayers in San Francisco’s plan to…

 

Johnny Depp, left, and Alice Cooper of the Hollywood Vampires (pictured performing in Minnesota July 17) bring the band to California this week.   (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation)

Scoop: Johnny Depp takes in Alcatraz on Hollywood Vampires tour break

With upcoming local performances by his band Hollywood Vampires (with Alice Cooper…

 

A rendering shows a new cafe at Pier 31 and a retail and visitor station planned at Pier 33 as part of a new 50-year lease to continue Alcatraz Island ferry service through the Port of San Francisco. (Courtesy National Park Service)

Alcatraz Island ferry service receives pardon to remain at Pier 31½

Alcatraz Island ferry service appears to have been granted a stay of…

A rendering shows a new cafe at Pier 31 and a retail and visitor station planned at Pier 33 as part of a new 50-year lease to continue Alcatraz Island ferry service through the Port of San Francisco. (Courtesy National Park Service)
Rosy Simas’ solo piece “We Wait in the Darkness” is a personal exploration of her grandmother’s experience as a Native American. (Courtesy Ian Douglas)

Dancer Rosy Simas exposes Native Americans’ struggles

Choreographer Rosy Simas admits that “We Wait in the Darkness,” a solo…

Rosy Simas’ solo piece “We Wait in the Darkness” is a personal exploration of her grandmother’s experience as a Native American. (Courtesy Ian Douglas)
AP PhotoThis is an undated aerial view of the federal prison island Alcatraz

Scientists: Alcatraz prisoners could have survived

The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most…

AP PhotoThis is an undated aerial view of the federal prison island Alcatraz
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

After five-year break from Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, Williams seeks new record

Nelda Williams of San Francisco has held the course record for the…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Evan DuCharme/Special to the S.F. ExaminerAlcatraz Cruises had to temporarily lay off 15 workers during the federal government shutdown.

Government shutdown costs Alcatraz tour company $3 million

Stuart and Susane Hewko came to Pier 33 last week looking to…

Evan DuCharme/Special to the S.F. ExaminerAlcatraz Cruises had to temporarily lay off 15 workers during the federal government shutdown.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoTriathletes will brave the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay for the first leg of the annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday.

Andy Potts dives into bid for another Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon title

Andy Potts has won the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon more than anyone…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoTriathletes will brave the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay for the first leg of the annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerVisiting hours: Marie Anglin Widner

Sisters of fugitives visit Alcatraz 50 years later

Marie Anglin Widner and Mearl Anglin Taylor both believe their brothers, John…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerVisiting hours: Marie Anglin Widner
Evan DuCharme/Special to the S.F. ExaminerAlcatraz Cruises had to temporarily lay off 15 workers during the federal government shutdown.

Commemorating the famous escape from Alcatraz Island

It’s been a half-century since three convicts disappeared from Alcatraz in the…

Evan DuCharme/Special to the S.F. ExaminerAlcatraz Cruises had to temporarily lay off 15 workers during the federal government shutdown.

Potts captures Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon for fourth time

Andy Potts returned to familiar ground Sunday as he reclaimed a spot…

Evan DuCharme/Special to the S.F. Examiner

TV show filming will close San Francisco streets

Be careful of the closed streets and gun shots on some Russian…

Evan DuCharme/Special to the S.F. Examiner

More of Alcatraz could be opened

Much more of Alcatraz could be open to the public in the…

Powering up The Rock

New energy is coming to Alcatraz Island. The National Park Service is…