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  • David Hoflin chats about his character Eldon Styne on ‘Supernatural’
    David Hoflin chats about his character Eldon Styne on ‘Supernatural’
    David Hoflin found himself in the right place and the right time when he became an actor as a child. Thankfully for us, he has been acting ever since. This talented Stockholm, Sweden born actor is best known for his roles in ‘American Crime,...
  • Alcatraz
    The Haunting of Alcatraz
    The San Francisco Bay remains as one of the United States most beautiful areas. But in it lies one of the most famous haunted places — Alcatraz. Discovered by Europeans, Alcatraz was seen as a barren white rock. The white coloring of the...
  • Junior Ranger Day on Alcatraz
    FREE Junior Ranger Day at Alcatraz
    The National Park Service will host two Junior Ranger Day events and interpretive programs on Alcatraz Island on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015.The purpose of Junior Ranger Days is to highlight the Alcatraz Junior Ranger Program,...
  • Alcatraz Island - Angel Island Combination Cruise
    Alcatraz Cruises Features Alcatraz Island and Angel Island Combo Cruise
    Alcatraz Cruises offers a great value for visitors to San Francisco with the Alcatraz Island and Angel Island Combination Tour.In collaboration with California State Parks and the National Park Service, Alcatraz Cruises offers a seasonal tour...
  • Alcatraz
    Visit Alcatraz by ferry and foot
    One of the cool things about hiking is that while you are engaged in that activity, you are having less impact (literally and figuratively) on the earth than when traveling by car, bus, boat, train, or plane (there is, however, the problem of...
  • @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
    Ai Weiwei at Large on Alcatraz
    “Any artist who isn’t an activist is a dead artist.” — Ai WeiweiOver the years, Alcatraz has served as home to many things: a fortress (during the Civil War era), a military prison, and, between 1934 and 1963, arguably the...
  • Alcatraz Cruises Feature Free Earth Day Festivities
    Free, Public Earth Day Event at Alcatraz Cruises' Pier 33
    In celebration of Earth Day, Respect Our Planet and Alcatraz Cruises are featuring a full day of free, family-friendly activities on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Partnering with local environmental companies, Alcatraz...
  • Dale Stamphill
    Stamphill escaped from OK prison 80 years ago
    Career criminal Dale Stamphill and 21 other inmates escaped from the State Reformatory in Granite, Oklahoma after killing a guard on this day in 1935. He was serving a life sentence for kidnapping and robbery.While on the run, Stamphill along with...
  • Roy Gardner
    Gardner enters San Quentin on this day
    Future Alcatraz inmate Roy Gardner entered San Quentin on this day in 1911 to serve a 5-year sentence following his conviction for robbing Glindemann’s Jewelry Store in San Francisco. He was reportedly a model inmate during his time there....
  • Olin Blackwell
    Last Alcatraz warden was born a century ago
    The fourth and final warden of Alcatraz during its time as an active prison Olin Blackwell was born on this day in 1915. "Blackie" as he was known, served as a captain and associate warden at Lewisburg before taking the Alcatraz job from...
  • Johnny Ray Smith
    Ex-Alcatraz con killed in shootout 40 years ago
    Ruthless gunman, escape artist, and former Alcatraz inmate Johnny Ray Smith was killed in a shootout with the FBI in Mobile, Alabama on this day in 1975. Agents were waiting for him and his cohorts as they emerged from their motel after planning a...
  • Rufus Franklin and Jimmy Lucas
    Alcatraz guard killer returns to general population on this day
    Alcatraz guard killer Rufus "Whitey" Franklin permanently returned to general population on this day in 1954 after nearly 14 years in isolation. He made a brief return two years earlier, but was sent back to protect him from inmate...
  • Willie Radkay
    Inmate 666 arrived at Alcatraz 70 years ago
    Veteran bank robber William Radkay was among 27 inmates who arrived at Alcatraz on this date in 1945. He was among the prisoners transferred from Atlanta while others on the chain came from Leavenworth and Lewisburg. Radkay was issued number 666...
  • Doc Barker and Volney Davis
    Young Doc, Volney sentenced to life terms in 1922
    Longtime friends and criminals Arthur "Doc" Barker and Volney Davis were sentenced to life in prison on this day in 1922 for the murder of hospital security guard James Sherrill in Tulsa, Oklahoma during a burglary.Both were sent the...
  • Darl Lee Parker Alcatraz mugshot
    Well-known Alcatraz escape risk is born in 1931
    Former Alcatraz inmate and escape risk Darl Lee Parker (1413-AZ) was born in Canton, Ohio on this day in 1931. His rap sheet began in 1944 and he soon went from being a juvenile delinquent to a armed robber.He drew a 50-year sentence for robbing a...
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