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Visitor's Guide to San Francisco

Courtney Price | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Courtney Price

This guide is for the San Francisco tourist, from a recent visitor: a photographic guide of pointers that bring together a list to choose from when planning your visit.

6 'Tourist Traps' Worth a Visit

Travelzoo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Some spots have earned their bad reputation by charging high fees for underwhelming, overcrowded attractions. But others have cemented their status as beloved attractions, either by reinventing themselves or staying exactly the way you remember them from your childhood.

What's the Big Idea? Debating the Future of a Great Urban Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The current, rather frothy debate about proposed development at Crissy Field in the Presidio at San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which arguably ranks in significance with New York's Central Park and Washington, DC's National Mall, deserves more national attention.

Escape To Alcatraz

Katie Gard | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel
Katie Gard

From post to prison to protest site to park, the island of Alcatraz has worn many hats. The thing of it is, how can a rocky piece of foggy, cold outcrop amidst the freezing waters San Francisco Bay not be enticing?

Robin Wilkey

Alcatraz Resident Recalls Growing Up At America's Most Infamous Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty

The Rock. Uncle Sam's Devil's Island. Hell on Earth. Alcatraz Island went by many names. But for Darlyne Sheppeard, it only went by one: home. S...

Hyatt Hotel Serves Alcatraz Prison Food

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

I felt like a prisoner last night at San Francisco's Hyatt Regency Hotel. That's because the hotel's Eclipse Restaurant is now serving meals based on those that were served to Al Capone, the Birdman and other inmates at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.

San Francisco Must-Sees

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

For 16 consecutive years, Conde Nast Traveler has voted the City by the Bay as the one of the best cities in the U.S.

Eerie Fluorescent Creatures Discovered At Old Prison

Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By: Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2013 11:39 AM EDT on LiveScience A plan to eliminate rats on Alcatraz, home to th...

Alcatraz Passes Major Milestone

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.22.2013 | San Francisco

ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. — The black-and-white photographs show a line of prisoners – some with heads bowed, others with eyes staring forlo...

FIFTY YEARS LATER

San Jose Mercury News | By Aaron Kinney | Posted 05.20.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO _ There's a quotation on the wall of the cafeteria at Alcatraz attributed to Frank Weatherman, the last inmate to shuffle out of the pri...

Which Shows Were Trending Most In 2012?

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.12.2012 | TV

What were the top trending shows in 2012? Some of the answers, as supplied by Google, may surprise you. While Nielsen ratings can certainly give a ...

EXCLUSIVE: 'Wire' Alum Lands Major Role On USA's 'Graceland'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 11.06.2012 | TV

Gbenga Akinnagbe has landed a major recurring role on USA's new drama "Graceland," HuffPost TV has learned exclusively. Akinnagbe, perhaps best kn...

Swimming the Bay: Escape From Alcatraz

Zach Dean | Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco
Zach Dean

Gasp after gasp was met with mouthfuls of the Pacific and soon panic was crashing over me. I was choosing the psychopath less traveled by. As I plowed forward, I prayed that there was no beastly guardian, unseen but for a fin, following in my wake.

Frank Morris: Born in D.C., Escaped From Alcatraz

Tom Cochran | Posted 11.11.2012 | DC
Tom Cochran

The legend of this escape lives on today, 50 years later. Most people believe that these men died in their escape, but a number of people believe they made it. This is a tale, much like that of D.B. Cooper, which will likely remain unsolved.

The Life Out Loud: The $29,000 Birthday Swim

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

To celebrate her 29th birthday, San Francisco resident, storyteller, landscape architect, urban designer, writer, athlete and born risk-taker Sarah Peck has thrown down the gauntlet.

'The Great Escape' Premiere: Bad Math In Alcatraz

Posted 06.25.2012 | TV

"The Great Escape" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TNT) debuted Sunday night with a series premiere episode set in -- where else? -- Alacatraz. Teams had to s...

I'm Not Watching Another "Epic" Television Series Until You Give It A Six-Season Run

Morgan Evans | Posted 08.22.2012 | TV
Morgan Evans

Like most things, the title of this article is something I don't take seriously. I'll continue to watch things as they're pumped through a coaxial cable (HDMI now?) and into my retinas.

PHOTOS: Inside Alcatraz's Biggest Unsolved Mystery

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.11.2012 | San Francisco

ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. — For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the "Escape from Alcatraz," the 1962 pris...

What Are The Deadliest Shows On TV?

Posted 05.23.2012 | TV

There is no shortage of blood, guts and bodies on TV these days, but the show featuring the most deaths is ... "Spartacus: Vengeance," a new report re...

Two Fox Dramas Get The Boot, But 'Touch' Gets Season 2

Posted 05.10.2012 | TV

Fox is shaping up its 2012-2013 TV season slate, and we now know, we'll get a Season 2 of "Touch" and saying goodbye to "Alcatraz" and "The Finder," w...

What Could Be Coming Fox This Fall

Garrett Greer | Posted 03.29.2012 | TV
Garrett Greer

As Fox appears ready to take steps back towards the kind of dark, interesting material that they excel at, a la "24," this could prove to be an interesting year for the network.

'Alcatraz' Finale: Family Reunion Leads To Shocking Death

Posted 05.26.2012 | TV

There were plenty of tantalizing answers left when "Alcatraz" (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on Fox) wrapped its first season on Monday night, but the biggest quest...

'Alcatraz': Madsen Realizes Lucy May Be The Key

Posted 05.19.2012 | TV

While Hauser has been running a campaign of his own on "Alcatraz" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on Fox), Madsen and Doc have been working largely in the dark. What...

Innocent Man Turned Killer While On 'Alcatraz'

Posted 05.12.2012 | TV

The only innocent man on "Alcatraz" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on Fox) returned to the present day, but he wasn't the same Clarence Montgomery that went in. Tha...

What To Watch This Week

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.19.2012 | TV

This week in TV marks the anticipated return of NBC's "Community." Human Beings everywhere have been patiently waiting for its return ever since NBC s...