Alcatraz Island Newswire (Page 6)

Alcatraz Island Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. Things to do in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | Geeky Traveller

    Stretched across 7 miles, San Francisco is packed with activities that would please foodies, outdoorsy types and curious wanderers of all ages. Some of the San Francisco attractions include - the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, the Ferry Building Marketplace, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, and many more.

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  2. 10 quintessential California experiencesRead the original story

    Sep 6, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... Group) The light tower and part of the prison entrance is photographed during the Alcatraz Night Tour on Alcatraz Island, Calif., on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The night tour takes a few hundred visitors on special tours and activities not offered ...

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  3. Sophomore vocal performance major stars in TV operaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | The Times-Delphic

    ... California onstage at a vaudeville theater. The opera was written as they traveled from Santa Ana to Alcatraz Island. According to Bielawa's website, the opera included over 350 musicians and covered issues such as gender identity, perception and ...

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  4. Best things to do in San Francisco over Labor Day weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | Curbed

    ... can grill across the city. We've mapped the city's more gorgeous historic gardens-from a preserved patch on Alcatraz Island, a forest in the Tenderloin, a mini park rich with flowering foliage on an otherwise nondescript Sunnyside residential ...

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  5. Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue rafters near AlcatrazRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | SFGate

    U.S. Coast Guard crews and a Good Samaritan rescued two men who were rafting near Alcatraz Island on Tuesday evening. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco issued an urgent marine information broadcast on VHF-FM channel 16 after they received a report around 6:20 p.m. about a grounded vessel with two people in the water, Coast Guard officials said.

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  6. No One Asked for This: Awful Alcatraz-Themed Venues Are Literally EverywhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | KQED

    ... Anyhoo If you want to get really weird, Taiwan's Eden Motel (where every room has a specific theme) has an "Alcatraz Island"-themed room available, that CBS Local says "includes prison bars, photos of locks, murals depicting stripe-wearing inmates, ...

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  7. Pioneering Activist Dolores Huerta - and a Rousing New Doc - Won't Let History Write Her OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | LA Weekly

    ... her at all." Bratt's own mother was an activist, involved in the American Indian Movement's occupation of Alcatraz Island between 1969 and '71. His passion for telling Huerta's story came from a frustration at her erasure. When he sent out his ...

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  8. Mercey Springs Elementary fourth grader James Savage, 9, practices at ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | Los Banos Enterprise

    ... swimmer James Savage. Emerick read about James' historic "touch-and-go" open water swim at 9 years old to Alcatraz Island and back, and was struck by a quote. "I was about to quit, but then I kept on going," James said to a TV reporter after his San ...

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  9. Foiling, a Pastime Worthy of Silicon ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2017 | The New York Times

    ... back in the water like an overturned turtle. As the kite caught wind, Poler popped up and blasted toward Alcatraz Island. The Silicon Valley elite have long loved extreme water sports (there is an entire tech and kitesurfing conference circuit). Now ...

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  10. 10 of the world's best nighttime adventuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | CNN

    ... show highlighting the many behaviors of nocturnal animals -- takes place each evening. For nearly 30 years, Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay was home to one of America's most notorious security prisons. Approximately 1,500 criminals cycled ...

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  11. On this day in 2014, Oscar winner Robin Williams died at 63Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    In 1934, the first federal prisoners arrived at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. On August 11, 1997, President Bill Clinton made the first use of the historic line-item veto, rejecting three items in spending and tax bills.

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  12. Today In HistoryRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2017 | Texarkana Gazette

    ... struck down the veto as unconstitutional.) On this date: In 1934, the first federal prisoners arrived at Alcatraz Island (a former military prison) in San Francisco Bay. In 1962, Andrian Nikolayev became the Soviet Union's third cosmonaut in space ...

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  13. Nico Parlier triumphs on windy San Francisco BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Surfing News

    The French kiteboarder has stormed the second stop of the circuit, held in the iconic waters of San Francisco Bay. Parlier won 10 of the 13 races run by the St. Francis Yacht Club On the last day of races, with powerful winds blowing across the flat water and the Alcatraz Island as background, Axel Mazella and Johnny Heineken fought an exciting battle for the second and third places.

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  14. Ferry rescues passengers from boat sinking near AlcatrazRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Newsday

    ... - (AP) -- Authorities say a ferry veered from its route to rescue 10 people off a sinking boat near Alcatraz Island. The U.S. Coast Guard says it received a mayday call from a sinking 31-foot Chris-Craft recreational boat Thursday night after the ...

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  15. Ferry rescues 10 on sinking boat near Alcatraz IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    The U.S. Coast Guard says it received a mayday call from a sinking 31-foot Chris-Craft recreational boat Thursday night after the vessel apparently struck a rock near the former prison island and began taking on water. The Sacramento Bee reports that the ferry, which shuttles visitors to and from Alcatraz Island, responded and rescued the boat's 10 passengers.

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  16. 'Deteoriating' Alcatraz decoy heads will live on with the help of 3-D scanningRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle

    ... being ... more Mrs. Mae Capone, wife of America's most infamous gangster, walks up the gangplank of the Alcatraz Island boat to visit her husband on the island prison on February 28, 1938. Mrs. Mae Capone, wife of America's most infamous gangster, ...

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  17. New Potential World Record Sevengill Shark Boated In San Francisco BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | Fish Sniffer

    ... In San Francisco Bay, the larger fish are found in deep water, particularly near the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island , Litte is known about 7-gill shark movements or migrations, although tag and release studies have suggested a seasonal ...

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  18. Forging historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2017 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    ... the restoration of massive window bars that helped keep prisoners inside the famed federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island, said Luigi Manzon Jr. - who has his own familial tales of how he came to own the San Mateo business. From sweeping the shop's ...

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  19. Nature Notebook, July 27, 2017Read the original story

    Jul 27, 2017 | Point Reyes Light

    ... to southern California and Mexico for the winter breeding period. There used to be so many of them on Alcatraz Island that a 19th century observer described their takeoff as creating winds like a hurricane. Mostly fish eaters, they fly in lines ...

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  20. Pinoy Aquaman to leave for UK to prepare for English Channel swimRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | MindaNews

    ... is no stranger to cold waters, though, having successfully swam the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland in 2015, from Alcatraz Island Penitentiary to mainland San Francisco in California in 2014, and in Lake Lane in Florida in 2014. Last May the Pinoy ...

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