How To Plan Your Escape From Alcatraz Swim
Fleeing the unescapable Alcatraz has been part of the collective consciousness since the prison island’s inauguration in 1939, up until today. Conquering the temperamental, frigid waters separating shackles from sweet freedom have been the fodder for movies, books, video games, and songs. However, is planning your escape from Alcatraz impossible?
10 Fun Facts About San Francisco You May Not Know
You think you know a lot about San Francisco? Well let’s see how many of these fun facts you already had stored in your noggin. You’re about to be so much better at SF trivia. 1. Alcatraz was the only federal prison to offer hot-water showers, supposedly to dissuade prisoners
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
Why Is Alcatraz A Tourist Attraction?
Alcatraz is a world famous tourist attraction, and I’ve never understood why. Yes, it’s pretty, and yes, it’s history is interesting, but why are we morbidly fascinated by a place where the criminally inclined were essentially locked away and tortured? It’s heinous. I also find it ironic that a city
Unmistakable Traits of a Typical Bay Area Native
Anytime I step out of the Bay Area, I’m struck with one simple fact; you can take the Bay Area native outta the bay but you can’t take away my weird Bay Area quirks. It’s fun to ask yourself “What qualities give a Bay Area native away when we are
Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony Still Webcasting on Thanksgiving Day
The Alcatraz Island ‘Conscious Thanksgiving Day’ sunrise ceremony is still on for 2020, but it’s online only. The 6 a.m. ceremony to honor the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas will be broadcast live on the “Vigilant as Always” KPFA, in an audio broadcast that you can stream from their website
Bay Area News Roundup for January 11 – 18, 2018
Welcome to this week’s Bay Area News Roundup for January 11 – 18, 2018 Women will March across the globe Woman’s Marches all across the world are scheduled for the weekend of January 20-21. There are 8 major marches happening specifically in the Bay Area on January 20th. A list of
The Best of San Francisco Tourism on the Cheap
Screw the played out stuff, here is what you really want to do in San Francisco
Art Activist, Gallerist & Co-Creator of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz: Local Legend Cheryl Haines
(photo credit for-site.org) Cheryl Haines is the curator, gallerist, and executive director responsible for putting the work of China’s most famous artist, inside of America’s most famous prison on Alcatraz Island. Her project with the artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been visited by some 500,000 people since it began in the fall