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  1. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Aren't Dead, They're in The RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Film School Rejects

    ... loaded with lethal nerve gas and holding the city of San Francisco hostage along with a group of tourists on Alcatraz island. Yes, there are probably plenty of other avenues of recourse he could have pursued before the Alcatraz-gas-rockets plan, but ...


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    Wednesday Jan 11 | The Nation

    ... a pan-Indian freedom movment, was probably most visible less than two decades later, when Natives took Alcatraz Island for nearly two years, beginning in 1969. One of the people closely associated with the movement was Mildred "Millie" ...


  3. Top five stories of 2016 in Los BanosRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Los Banos Enterprise

    From top left, clockwise, former Los Banos school district trustee Tommy Jones listens to public criticism of his proposal at a Nov. 10 board meeting; Mercey Springs fourth-grader James Savage, 9, poses with his swim coach Josh Weinberger weeks before he becomes the youngest to perform a "touch and go" swim to Alcatraz island June 14; Pacheco High graduate Tyler Turner's niece, Charlie Rae, points to a photo of her late uncle Nov. 15 in remembrance after he died in a skydiving accident Aug. 6. The stories of the Los Banos school district and Jones' corruption charges, Turner's skydiving death and James' swimming accomplishment were selected among the top stories in 2016.


  4. National park tips: To get into Alcatraz, do some work in advanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 31 | Los Angeles Times

    The former federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island is now part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Alcatraz Island has been a tourist attraction for longer than it was a federal prison - 42 years versus 29 - and its popularity seems to be only growing.


  5. New Game: Aerofly FS 2 Flight SimulatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 29 | MobyGames

    ... no training time. Take your seat in the cockpit and enjoy flying over the famous Golden Gate Bridge or visit Alcatraz Island. Learn the basics of flying at our flight school or jump right into the captain's seat and land the majestic 747 at one of ...


  6. Utah football: No. 19 Utes trust their process against Indiana in the Foster Farms BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 27 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... are winding down. "It's been good having the time to play," senior end Hunter Dimick said of a team trip to Alcatraz Island. "But it's work when it's time to work."


  7. Unthanksgiving and the occupation of Alcatraz by American NativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | We make money not art

    One post about two important stories: a series of excellent webinars dedicated to art&activism and a few words about the origins of Unthanksgiving Day! John Trudell , a Sioux poet and activist, looks out across San Francisco Bay from a teepee on Alcatraz Island, 1969. Image: AP, via mashable Following the disheartening results of the last U.S. election, Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe of the Center for Artistic Activism decided to run a series of free, online webinars to motivate people in the U.S. and elsewhere to keep on fighting for a better world.


  8. Fire at Richmond auto-wrecking yard containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 |

    ... worked to control the blaze. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Smoke from a wrecking yard fire in Richmond wafts over Alcatraz Island Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in San Francisco. About 40 cars were destroyed in a massive fire at an auto-wrecking yard in Richmond ...


  9. Part II: Statue of Responsibility to Balance the Statue of LibertyRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2016 | The Alpenhorn News

    ... Back in 1986, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, among many others, envisioned a Statue of Responsibility on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay - considered to be the best complement to the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. ...


  10. Owens Corning and Concrete Preservation Institute Announce Support...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    ... visit . CPI is a non-profit educational foundation with Field School locations at Alcatraz Island and Pearl Harbor. CPI is a partner of the U.S. National Park Service and an official Career Skills Program for the U.S. military. ...


  11. Part I: Statue of Responsibility Balances Statue of LibertyRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2016 | The Alpenhorn News

    Back in the 1990s, I wrote a letter to California Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein suggesting a perfect place for a Statue of Responsibility. Though I didn't know what it would look like, I visualized a tall statue in San Francisco Bay, specifically on Alcatraz Island, to match the 300-foot Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor on Liberty Island.


  12. Travel Channel's Mysteries of the Museum to Investigate Mysteries of Dinosaurs, King Tut & MoreRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2016 |

    ... and the mountains to investigate iconic stories that have fascinated generations," said Wildman. "From Alcatraz Island to secret subterranean spaces hidden under the White House and down the steps into Tut's tomb, I followed the mysteries to their ...


  13. SF piers that house Alcatraz ferries to get a makeover for...Read the original story

    Nov 30, 2016 | SFGate

    ... A ferry prepares to dock to unload hundreds of people for the Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering at Alcatraz Island, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. The gathering has been an annual tradition since 1975. Also known as ...


  14. Concrete Program Inhabits Alcatraz IslandRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2016 | Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

    There was a time when you had to do something pretty bad to end up on Alcatraz Island for a few months. Some students and military veterans working with the Concrete Preservation Institute recently ended up with just a sentence - but it was a positive experience all around, especially for the buildings on the former penal colony off the California coast.


  15. Waiting on the sunRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2016 | Golden Gate Xpress

    Approximately 5,000 people from around the Bay Area gathered on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to celebrate the sunrise on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Held annually since 1975, the ceremony commemorates the occupation of the island by the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement in 1969.


  16. Blythe: habitat, healing, and a suppressed play unchainedRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2016 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    ... harvest quotas and other protective measures. It took years, but it worked. Now the tourists on the ferry to Alcatraz Island, the Spanish word for pelican, can see a sight not seen since the early 1950's; long strings of pelicans fishing together on ...


  17. 'Unthanksgiving': Scenes From The Annual Native American Ceremony On AlcatrazRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | Sfist

    "Indians Welcome," reads graffiti still visible from the first annual Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, held in 1975. That event was again celebrated yesterday, a commemoration of an important piece of Native American activist history and a crucial counterpoint to the traditional Thanksgiving celebration and narrative.


  18. Hoopa Woman Swims From Alcatraz Island To San Francisco Crossing For Diabetes AwarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Two Rivers Tribune

    American Indian and South End Rowing Club, San Francisco support swimmers, take time out for a "We can do it!" cheer during a training swim prior to the 1.5 mile Alcatraz Island to San Francisco swim on October 10./Photo by PATHSTAR. The 14 Annual Alcatraz Swim Week began on October 2 and included an eight-day event, which is a component of PATHSTAR's year-round program to educate and encourage wholesome nutrition and a stay-active lifestyle among American Indian and Alaska Natives.


  19. 48 hours in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 |

    ... walking around, following your nose to whatever scent satisfies. WHERE TO GO People gather for a tour on Alcatraz Island . The night tour takes a few hundred visitors on activities not offered during the day. Alcatraz is the Eiffel Tower of San ...


  20. When Native American activists took control of Alcatraz for 18 monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2016 | Mashable

    On March 8, 1964, a small group of Sioux made landfall on Alcatraz Island, which had been abandoned as a prison the previous year. They invoked the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie in reclaiming the surplus federal property as Native land, and spent a few hours singing and drumming before being removed by federal marshals.