Alcatraz Island, which hosted its last inmate 50 years ago today, was also home to prison workers and their families who returned to the island this morning to mark the anniversary and recount their lives there.
San Jose Mercury News, March 21, 2013
Over a million visitors tour Alcatraz every year, but a recent discovery has revealed another attraction that lives within the shadows of this historical prison: glowing millipedes of Alcatraz. more
KQED QUEST, March 19, 2013
Thursday is a red-letter day in the history of Alcatraz Island - the 50th anniversary of the day the prison closed. It was the end of one era and the beginning of another. more
SF Gate, March 19, 2013
From NightLife at the Academy to free walking tours to Japantown and beyond, 49 spots in San Francisco that are new, newly transformed or underappreciated. Time to explore! more
LA Times Travel, February 24, 2013
Alcatraz has more stories than its dark past as America's most feared prison. One part of its history is the Indian occupation from the winter of 1969 to the spring of 1971, when a band of American Indians seized the island after the prison closed. They hoped to turn it into an Indian cultural center, or perhaps a small university devoted to native studies. more
SF Gate, January 14, 2013
Off the coast of San Francisco, millions of people pay to go to prison. They come to the island of Alcatraz to tour the dark cells of probably the most infamous American prison.
Voice of America, August 16, 2012
New Visitor Center Lookout Unveiled At SF's Best Viewpoint
The Huffington Post, April 30, 2012
Rooted into locale, the Lands End Lookout is a remarkable urban encounter with the natural forces that still shape this region.
San Francisco Chronicle, April 29, 2012
A state-of-the-art visitor's center will open this weekend at Lands end in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. more
SF Examiner, April 23, 2012
The Parks Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service engaged 34,484 volunteers who put in 513,884 hours in 2011 alone. That kind of work would cost $10.9 million on the open market. more
San Francisco Chronicle, March 10, 2012
Most of the more than one million tourists who visit the famous former prison annually never get to experience Alcatraz Island at night or see its spooky, decrepit hospital ???experiences unique only to the night tour. more
The Oakland Press, August 19, 2011
Andy Goldsworthy plots the curves of new Presidio creation
San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, July 30, 2011
A newly built trail and boardwalk on the southern edge of the Presidio is as much a window into San Francisco's maritime history as it is a path through restored sand dunes and coastal habitat. more
San Francisco Chronicle, July 19, 2011
May 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the $34 million restoration of Crissy Field, a 1.3-mile stretch of shoreline between the new Crissy Field Center on the east and the Warming Hut on the west - one of the great vistas anywhere. more
San Francisco Chronicle, May 31, 2011
The flower beds that once served as colorful buffers for the notorious former prison site known as the Rock have been restored thanks to the efforts of the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project.
Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2011
Spotted owls are one of the most iconic threatened species in the West. But despite two decades of work to bring them back, their numbers are still declining. That may be due in part to a new threat - not from humans, but from other owls. more
KQED QUEST, May 2, 2011
Spotted owls are one of the most iconic threatened species in the West. But their numbers are still declining that may be due in part to a new threat ??? not from humans, but from other owls.
KQED QUEST, April 29, 2011
Frank Dean, General Superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is the head man at the biggest urban park in the country.
San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2011
Looking for ways to volunteer in San Francisco to help keep the city green? more
FunCheap SF, March 21, 2011
Muir Woods National Monument Rediscovers its Natural Soundscape. more
New York Times, February 21, 2011